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Trucker Slang (revised 1-2008)

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  1. terryandrene

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    Alabama Chrome - Duct tape

    Anteater - Sloped hood on big truck

    Alamo, the - San Antonio, TX

    Alligator - Blown tire in road

    Alligator Radio - Loudmouth CB’er(all mouth, no ears)

    Ankle Biter - Small child

    Antler Alley - Deer crossing

    Apple, the - New York, NY

    Armadillo, the - Amarillo, TX

    Astrodome, the - Houston, TX

    Baby Bear - Rookie cop

    Back Door - Last truck in a convoy; behind you

    Back Door Closed - Police behind you or behind a convoy

    Back ‘er Down - Slow down

    Back off the Hammer - Slow down

    Backslide - Return trip

    Badger, the - Wisconsin

    Bambi - Any deer, dead or alive

    Band Aid Buggy - Ambulance

    Barbershop - Low overpass

    Barefoot - An unmodified CB radio

    Barn doors - Rear swing-out truck doors

    Base station - Radio at a fixed location

    Bean popper - Pill taker

    Bear - Any police officer

    Bear Bait - Excessive speeder

    Bear Cave - Police station

    Bear Trap - Stationary police withradar/laser

    Bear-in-the-air - Police aircraft commonly used in speed trap

    Beantown - Boston, MA

    Bedbugger - Household goods mover

    Beehive, the - Utah

    Beer Town - Milwaukee, WI

    Belly Dumper - Trailer with a bottom dump

    Better Half - Spouse

    Big A, the - Atlanta, GA; Amarillo, TX

    Big Apple, the - New York, NY

    Big D, the - Dallas, TX

    Big Easy - New Orleans, LA

    Big O, the - Omaha, NE

    Big R - Roadway Express truck

    Big Road; Slab - Interstate highway

    Big Truck - 18 wheeler

    Big Road - Interstate highway; four lane road

    Big Smoke, the - Toronto, ON

    Big Word - Weigh station closed

    Bikini, the - Miami, FL; Florida

    Bird dog - Radar/laser detector

    Black Eye - Headlight out

    Blew my doors off - Passed at a high speed

    Bluebird - Marten company truck

    Bluegr**** the - Kentucky

    Bobtail - Tractor without anattached trailer

    Boogie; Boogie Gear - Top gear

    Brake Check - Warning of slow or stopped traffic ahead

    Bright Lights, the - Kansas City, KS

    Buckeye, the - Ohio

    Bull City, the - Durham, NC

    Bulldog - Mack truck

    Bull Rack - Cattle hauler

    Bumper Sticker - Tailgating four wheeler

    Bushels - Weight of load in 1000’si.e. 43 bushels = 43,000 pounds

    Buster Brown - UPS truck
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    terryandrene Veteran Expediter Safety & Compliance US Coast Guard

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    CB Town - Council Bluffs, IA

    Camera - Police radar or laser

    Cash Box - Toll booth

    Cash Register - Toll Booth

    CB Rambo - Wannabe tough guy on CB

    Cheese Wagon - Yellow school bus

    Chicken Coop - Weigh station

    Chicken Lights - Decorative marker lightson truck and/or trailer

    Chili Bowl, the - Chillicothe, OH

    Choke-N-Puke - Greasy spoon restaurant

    Choo Choo - Chattanooga, TN

    Cigar City - Tampa, FL

    City Kitty - Local police

    Constitution, the - Connecticut

    Cornhusker, the - Nebraska

    Comic Book - Drivers’ log book

    Commercial company - Prostitute

    Corn Flake - Consolidated Freightways truck

    Cow Town - Calgary, AB

    Comedian - Median strip

    Coal Bucket - Dump Trailer

    Cooling a Tire - Truck on shoulder, driver urinating

    Coops - Weigh Station

    County Mounty - County Sheriff or police

    Covered Wagon - Flatbed trailer with staked sides covered with tarpaulin

    Cowboy, the - Texas

    Crotch Rocket - Japanese street motorcycle

    Curtain Sider - Trailer similar to a box trailer except that the sides are movable curtains.

    Deadhead - Drive an empty truck

    Derby, the - Louisville, KY

    Diesel Bear - Commercial Motor Vehicle police; Aka revenue collector

    Dirty side - East coast

    Disco Lights - Lights atop police car

    Dispatcher Brains - Light or empty load

    Dog is Barking - Signal on radar/laser detector

    Dolly - Detachable front axle assembly

    Dome, the - Houston, TX

    Donkey - Behind rear of truck

    Double Nickle - 55 MPH speed limit; Interstate route 55

    Dragonfly - Truck going slow uphill and fast downhill

    Dragon Wagon - Tow truck

    Drom Box - A Box mounted behind the cab and forward of the 5th wheel

    Drop Deck - Trailer on which the floor drops down a level

    Dry Box - A plain truck box or trailer, i.e. no refrigerator

    Ears - A CB radio; as in “have you got your ears on?”

    Evel Knievel - Police officer on a motorcycle

    Flat Face - A cab over engine (COE) tractor

    Flip side - Return trip

    Flying Hook - Flying J truck stop

    Freightshaker - Freightliner truck

    Friendly, the - Philadelphia, PA

    Front Door - First truck in a convoy

    Full Grown Bear - State Highway patrol officer

    Garden, the - New Jersey

    Gas Hole - Rear end of a 4 wheeler

    Gator or Gator Tail - Blown tire pieces in roadway

    Gateway, the - St. Louis, MO

    Georgia Overdrive - Neutral gear

    Go-Go Juice - Fuel

    Golden, the - California

    Good Buddy - Homosexual

    Gouge on it - Hammer down;Speed up

    Grand Canyon, the - Arizona

    Granite, the - New Hampshire

    Granny Lane - Right highway lane

    Greasy Side Up - Overturned vehicle

    Greasy Spoon - Cheap restaurant

    Green Stamp - Pennsylvania turnpike

    Ground Pressure - Truck weight

    Guitar, the - Nashville, TN

    Gumball Machine - Lights atop police car
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    Hammer Down - Go fast

    Hammer Lane - Left highway lane;Passing lane

    Hand - Truck Driver

    Handle - CB nickname

    Happy Hooker - Tow truck

    Hawkeye, the - Iowa

    Hole in the Wall - Mountain tunnel entrance

    Home 20 - Home location

    Honey Bear - Female police officer

    Hook - Tow truck

    Hoosier, the - Indiana

    Hopper Bottom - Grain trailer

    Indy 500, the - Indianapolis, IN

    Jake Brake - Engine retarder; Jacobs brake

    Junk Yard - Truck terminal

    Keystone, the - Pennsylvania

    Kick a Tire - To urinate alongside the roadwhile using a tire for cover

    Kojak with a Kodak - Police with radar/laser

    K Town - Knoxville, TN

    K Whopper - Kenworth truck

    Large Car - Conventional tractor

    Lincoln, the - Illinois

    Little Road - Two lane road

    Little Word - Weigh station is open

    Lone Star, the - Texas

    Lot Lizard - Prostitute

    Lowboy - Low to the ground flatbed trailer

    Lizard with a Kickstand - Male prostitute

    Lumper - Person who unloads trucks

    Magnolia, the - Mississippi

    Mail Box - Postal truck

    Mardi Gras, the - New Orleans, LA

    Meat Wagon - Ambulance

    Mile High, the - Denver, CO

    Monfort LaneLeft hand lane

    Motor City - Detroit, MI

    Motion Lotion - Fuel

    Motown - Detroit, MI

    Music City - Nashville, TN

    Nickel, the - Buffalo, NY

    Nutmeg, the - Connecticut

    OD; Overdose - Old Dominion truck

    Organ Donor - Speeding motorcyclist

    Ovalhead - Peterbilt owner; Fan

    Palmetto, the - South Carolina

    Peach, the - Georgia

    Pelican, the - Louisiana

    Pete - Peterbilt truck

    Pickle Park - Roadside Rest area

    Pinetree, the - Maine

    Pocket Rockets - Pills used to keep driver awake;Amphetamines

    Pole Cat - Skunk

    Portable Parking Lot - Car hauler

    Potato, the - Idaho

    Pumpkin - Schneider National truck

    Pup trailer; Pup - A short trailer

    Quick and Easy, the - QEW; Queen Elizabeth Way,Ontario

    Queen City, the - Commonly: Charlotte, NC or Cincinnati, OH - Less commonly: Allentown, PA; Buffalo, NY; Bangor ME; Burlington, VT; Clarksville, TN; Cumberland, MD; Denver, CO; Helena, MT; Manchester, NH; Marion, IN; Plainfield, NJ; Seattle, WA; Spearfish, SD; Staunton, VA; Springfield, MO; Virginia, MN
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    Race Track, the - I-465 around Indianapolis, IN

    Radio Check - Can you hear my radio?

    Razorback, the – Arkansas

    Rock, the – Little Rock, AR

    Rocking Chair - One or more trucks between the “front door” and “back door” of a convoy

    Rolling Road Block - Slow moving police cars blocking traffic flow; slow moving truck trying to pass another

    Rubber City - Akron, OH

    Sailboat Fuel - Empty truck; hauling nothing but air

    Salt Shaker - Snow plow spreading salt

    Schneider Eggs - Orange barrels at construction site

    Seat Cover - Female in passenger seat; usually in a four wheeler

    Sesame Street - CB Channel 19

    Shake the Bushes - Run ahead to lure the police out of hiding

    Shaky Town; Shaky, the - San Francisco, CA; Los Angeles, CA

    Shaky Side - West coast

    Shiny Hiney - Truck with stainless steel rear doors

    Shooting You in the Back - Police radar/laser shooting you as you pass

    Show Me, the - Missouri

    Show-off Lane - Fast, passing lane

    Silver, the - Nevada

    Sin City - Reno, NV; Las Vegas, NV

    Skate Board - Flatbed

    Smokey Bear - Police Officer

    Stagecoach - Passenger bus

    Star Car - Western Star truck

    Steel City - Pittsburgh, PA; Hamilton, ON

    Sugar Bear - Female police officer

    Sunflower, the - Kansas

    Sunshine, the - Florida

    Swamp, the -Montreal, PQ

    Taking Pictures - Police using radar/laser

    Tarheel, the - North Carolina

    Ten – 4 - Message received, understand, OK, affirmative

    Ten – 33 - Emergency

    Ten – 20 - Location

    Ten- 36 - Time of day?

    Tijuana Taxi - Police car with lights flashing

    Top of the Rock - Top of a mountain or hilly road

    Travel Agent - Dispatcher

    Triple Digit Ride - Truck that can exceed 100 mph

    Trombone – Expandable pole trailer or flatbed

    Twins, the - Minneapolis/St Paul, MN

    U – P - Upper Peninsular, MI

    Volunteer, the - Tennessee

    Wagon - Truck trailer

    Wall to Wall Bears - Police all over the place

    Wally World - Wal-Mart

    Watermelon 500, the - Atlanta, GA

    Wiggle Wagon - Tandem or triple trailers

    Windy, the - Chicago, IL

    White Wrapper - Unmarked white police car; Also brown, blue wrapper, etc

    White Rapper - Vanilla Ice; Eminem

    Wolverine, the - Michigan

    Yard - Trucking terminal

    Yard Dog - Tractor used to move trailers at a terminal; a driver who operates a yard tractor

    Yard Mule - Same as Yard Dog

    Yardstick - Highway mile marker

    Zipper - Highway dotted white line
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