George & Wendy Show

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."

Read More

Cargo support – what truckers do best

Wendy checks in with Cargo Harrison on his foot-trek from South America to Prudhoe Bay. If you see him between Vegas and Reno on U.S. 95 this week, he could use some help with water -- stop if you've got the time!

Read More

Notes on things that shouldn’t be self-certified

Wendy on FMCSA's ELD registry: "'Self-certification' is a fancy term for 'because I said so', and pretty much every human being who has or is a parent has heard or used that phrase."

Read More

I’ll take ‘Education and Training’ for the safety, Alex

"Any coherent business owner will tell you education and training are your most important safety features, in any setting, commercial or otherwise. ... How is this being left out of the safety discussion?"

Read More

Gratitude is the sign of noble souls. Cats, not so much

Holiday home time: " It was seriously a couch-potato Hallmark moment, until George said, 'What's wrong with the cat?'" Look out ...

Read More

Seeking recommendations for wormhole repair

"I think we need some wormhole repair around this joint. Tomorrow is Thanksgiving, and the day before yesterday was Easter, right?"

Read More

Things that aren’t in the news, but should be

"The same people who don't hesitate to sit in the fuel island for 30 minutes will lose their mind trying to get out of the parking lot. It's like a switch is flipped from 'Nope, not moving,' to 'GOTTAGOFAST!' (The first person to blame this on ELDs gets a throat chop.)" ...

Read More

Spotted salamander for a thousand, Alex

"Rest easy, Pennsylvania. Your concerns as a constituency are 100 percent being met in the salamander department by the gubmint, because they're here to help. Salamanders. Truckers, not so much."

Read More

And just what a-‘bot’ that amateur-hour advocacy group

As reports surface of "bots" commenting on regs, Wendy expresses doubt, with humility: "I'm just part of that 'amateur-hour' advocacy group who didn't nonetheless make a 'rookie mistake' by encouraging 'bots' to do a job people need to be doing themselves with genuine, applicable, relevant information to have any credibility."

Read More

Only on Saturdays, in the driveway. Definitely.

"I've never been great at self-marketing. I prefer to kind of linger in the shadows and write stuff about things that happen – either to us or to other people. I like telling stories. So, I'm still kind of amazed when someone recognizes me – especially outside of the trucking realm. ..."

Read More