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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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    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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