wendy parker

New book from a familiar hand: Overdrive’s own Wendy Parker

Something that had to happen here on Overdrive, but of course: The debut of George & Wendy Show writer Wendy Parker's "100,000 Miles of Crazy: Adventures from the Road with George and Wendy." The book's out now, a compendium of the best of her blog's first year.

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The Passenger: Part 2

Wendy Parker's Halloween fiction concludes as flatbedder Rupert, rear-ended by Cuss, a killer with a dead body in the car that Rupert has only had a suspicion of, takes matters into his own hands...

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Take a 360-degree video tour through the 75 Chrome Shop

Shot with Landstar-leased owner-operator George Parker's GoPro, the video's a neat view on the location of the first-of-the-season Overdrive's Pride & Polish event, upcoming April 24-26.

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Standout places on your route to anywhere

Standout places on your route to anywhere

Answers to the question: Where is the coolest place you've driven a truck? From readers and fans of the George & Wendy Show Facebook page.

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Fuel-island etiquette: What’s your biggest pet peeve?

Fuel-island etiquette: What's your biggest pet peeve?

Wendy Parker struck a nerve with her "Short fuses at the fuel island" blog post. It dealt with commonly expressed aggravation with long waits as some drivers use the island for things other than fueling.

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One quarter down: Economic impact of new hours rule?

One quarter down: Economic impact of new hours rule?

Have you seen direct mileage and/or revenue reductions over the last quarter yourself? If so or if not, let's keep the conversation on the rules ongoing. (Bonus: Trucker's Wife tee available...)

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‘Parking firestorm’ cools into substantive, driver-led effort

'Parking firestorm' cools into substantive, driver-led effort

Independent owner-operator Jason Haggard is urging able drivers to join him at a June 18 council meeting in Coon Rapids, Minn., to begin the process of meeting with the city to address the parking fiasco there.

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Roundup: Strange bedfellows, scale-house burger, Android barker

Roundup: Strange bedfellows, scale-house burger, Android barker

Legislation can make for odd bedfellows among supporters, Wendy Parker orders a cheeseburger -- at the wrong drive-through, and Mack Trucks' Bulldog magazine gets new digital distribution.

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More parking now, please; alternatives to ‘sailboat fuel’

More parking now, please; alternatives to 'sailboat fuel'

A reader follows up on our parking-push coverage from September 2012, and several offer preferred slang options for that lightest of loads -- nothing.

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A pterodactyl caught between a rock and a hard place

When you’ve seen the same highway for the thousandth mile, there ceases to be things to comment on, and you have to make your own magic.

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