George & Wendy Show

Merry Christmas, feel free to sing along

A merry Christmas from Wendy and the rest of the Parker family.

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The other side of the ELD pancake

"It's been a rough week for some, but just like Dr. Phil says, 'There's always another side to the pancake, no matter how thin it is.'"

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Hip, hip hurrah or hip replacement?

"I got my first AARP card in the mail this week. It only costs me $16 a year to officially prove I'm old. Life's been good to me so far."

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Thin the herd without churning the masses

"Driver shortage" explored, again: "There are finally a few brilliant folks out in “mainstream news” land who have begun peeling away skin on the “obvious onion” in trucking and started mentioning the fact that being paid has a lot to do with wanting to stick with a job."

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Things you don’t like to think about, but need to

"No one wants to think about the implications of losing a loved one, especially when that loved one may be far away from home when they pass." But think about it they do -- the good news is there's an organization working to put itself out of business by encouraging a paradigm shift in how carriers and drivers think about the risk.

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Head-first into the ‘exodus’ he goes …

"Bill Weaver has decided, on pretty much the eve of the ELD mandate going into effect, to make the transition from company driver to owner-operator for the first time in his more than 20-year trucking career."

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I’ll have my sinks with handles, please

"I still stand by the distinct possibility of either being electrocuted by a water-logged hand dryer or having a full-on anger-induced stroke the next time an automatic air freshener sprays antiseptic lilac mist directly onto my corneas."

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More duct tape on a broken ax handle

"Anyone with a lick of sense knows it's unsafe to duct-tape a broken ax handle. Those who don't have that kind of sense work for the FMCSA."

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Things truckers deal with that would be weird if everyone did them

"Here's a startling thought: what if everyone had a 14-hour clock? You're sitting in the emergency room with a sliced-up finger and the surgeon sewing it back together falls out like a fainting goat half-way through the procedure."...

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What’s ‘rally’ going on here?

"I'm happy to see people in the industry come together – for whatever reason. You don't have to agree with what they're saying to appreciate their efforts."

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