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Trailer built to haul livestock Salad Bar: Cows Headed to Stockyard to fatten up before going to slaughter. Texas self explanatory Utardians: They are less afraid of dying then we are of loosing our jobs.. Second attempt, bored to the gourd, WF started to pull out of cradle; Truckers repeat the signals.. Third attempt, WF pulls out of cradle, hits the pedal to the medal reaching the front bumper of Front Trucker. This was way cool as I was doing a lot of cross-country trips at the time.

I also had a CB in my Bronco at the time. I remember running with a triple digit ride across Nevada at , averaging the whole way; we chatted most of the way and luckily never ran across a trooper. I drive a lot between BC and Alberta in my Dodge No not a big truck I know. I love and appreciate the way the old time truckers know exactly what they are doing on the road. Respectful, law abiding, let you in, etc!

I respect them old boys as they respect me! I also love how some of the trucks look. They really take care of them not like some of the new different drivers. Truck drivers are some of the nicest people in the world. For the most part, truckers are courteous and careful. I have loved CB radio since I was 15 years old! It was the original Facebook or MySpace long before the internet! It also for the first time gave the public a new understanding of the hard working truck drives of America!

I only hope future generations will someday rediscover how much fun CB radio is! Pick up the mic and meet a few of them!!! G-Vegas — greenville, sc just got a new cb. There are really way too many to even mention. I still enjoy listening to it and from time to time participating in the jibberish on it. As I said before, after 20 years I still learn a few things from these old guys and I appreciate them and the traditions they have created.

It will be a valuable lesson if you listen carefully and just take it with a grain of salt. Live the dream ladies and gents! The bridge- george washington bridge The corkscrew- ramp from major deegan i87 to the cross bronx i95 Merry-go-round- scale at the split in md Hugging the steering wheel- nervous driver, usually in the northeast for the first time Lie book- log book.

Yardstick — mile marker 20 — location Portable parking lot — car transport Malfunction junction — Knoxville, TN. Mostly, though, it just seems to be dead air. Electric Indian shooting arrows……Electric sign in construction area indicating lane closure Baby Schneider……Orange construction barrel.

Flying hook — Flying J truckstop Illegally parked — in the median or in the ditch. Lot Lizards and Buffalos. My daddy was a long hauler for a bit when I was a kid. I can remember him putting that radio in my hand and teaching me things. We called the state troopers smokeys tho… Is that still appropriate? And good buddy was everyone but now it means a homosexual?

My daddy would always say we gotta stop , plop ,and top. Meaning pit stop for bathroom food and filling up. Maybe it was just one he used. It was 24 years ago…. Stay safe , pull the cord?

Dont know if this was answered. Monfort Beef of Colorado was notorious for driving fast. They used the left lane. Fast lane so called for Monfort truck line. Drivers known to have fast trucks, who traveled fast. About thirty years ago I had a charter boat. One of our constant means of communication was by CB. For a ten year period my CB slang was up to date but with the passage of time I realize it would now be considered 16th century English.

I have been a writer all these past years and now need to know if there is a new way of describing a CB. We use to call it Mickey Mouse. Is there any other term in present day use? Twin screw — tractor with 2 drive axles connected to drive shafts Tag — tractor with 2 axles only one connected to a drive shaft. Schneider egg — orange road cone Evil kineivel — motorcycle cop Bear on a bubblegum machine — another term for mc cop Deputy dog — sheriff deputy Brake check — traffic jam Yanker — tanker truck Reefer — refrigerated trailer Walking the dog — driving as fast as the truck will run Mash on it — put on your brakes Captured — cop has someone pulled over normally used in conjunction with other terms Local yokel — city cop Seat cover — a chick Tom — a dude Lot lizard — prostitute Buffalo — the guy version of a lot lizard.

Some tanker terms for ya! Dry bulk Tanker Tin Can: Uninsulated tanker visible ribs Soup Can: Insulated tanker no visible ribs Gas Jockey: Fuel hauler Toilet on wheels: Septic Truck Donut Dunker: City Cop Albino Pumpkin: F-ing J — Flying J truck stop. The Rock Pile — Rocky mountains. Between the Mustard and Mayo — keep it between the yellow and white lines. Big sprocket — high gear. Bungalow bound — going home. Banana rack — light spec highway truck with a big bunk.

Pinch and wicker outfit — rig moving company winch and picker which is a crane truck wicker is a sharp piece of wire sticking out of a worn cable. Highway maggot — driver with no off road experience. Jewellery — tire chains. Good buddy This used to be the thing to say: Not anymore, as this calling someone a homosexual. Good neighbor Usually used when you're showing appreciation to another driver, as in "thank you, good neighbor". Got my nightgown on I'm in the sleeper, and ready to go to sleep.

Go to company When you tell another driver from your company to go to the designated company CB channel. Drivers do this so that they can talk about company business or personal matters without monopolizing channel Go to the Harley Turn your CB to channel 1. Got your ears on?

Are you listening Gouge on it Go fast, put the throttle to the floor, step on it, etc. Granny lane The right, slower lane on a multi-lane highway, or on the Interstate. Greasy Icy, or slippery. Greasy side up A vehicle that's flipped over. Grossed out Your gross vehicle weight is at maximum capacity; commonly 80, pounds. Ground pressure The weight of your truck, as in "the scale's testing your ground pressure".

Gumball machine The lights on top of a patrol car. Hammer down Go fast, step on it. Hammer lane The left, passing lane of traffic. Hand, Han What a driver sometimes calls another driver. Stems from the term farmhand, and means helper, or fellow worker. CB handles are nicknames which are used to identify the speaker, in place of on actual name.

A driver often selects his own handle, one that he feels reflects his personality, or describes his way of driving. Happy happy Happy new year; "Have a happy happy, driver". Having "shutter trouble" Having trouble keeping awake. Holler Call me on the radio, as in "give me a holler when you get back". Home 20 A driver's home location. How 'bout When you're trying to contact other drivers, you can say "how 'bout you, eastbound? Hood A conventional tractor, as opposed to a cab-over.

Hundred dollar lane, high dollar lane In certain heavily populated areas, trucks will be prohibited from driving in the far left lane, with a heavy fine for violators. This term refers to that prohibited lane. Jackpot Same as gumball machine, refers to a patrol car's lights. Key down When you talk over somebody who's trying to transmit. A bigger, more powerful radio can easily drown out a lesser one. Key up Pushing the transmit button on the CB Mike. In my back pocket Behind you; a place you've passed.

In the big hole The top gear of the transmission. K-whopper A Kenworth tractor, or just KW. Kojak with a Kodak Law enforcement using a radar gun. Land line A stationary telephone; not a cellular-phone. Large car A conventional tractor, often with a big sleeper, lots of chrome and lights, etc. Left Coast The West Coast. Local information A driver asks for local information when he needs directions in area he's unfamiliar with.

Local-yokel A county, city, or small-town officer. Lollipop The small reflector or marker poles on the sides of the highway. Lot lizard A prostitute that solicits truck-to-truck in a truck stop or rest area. Lumper Casual labor that loads or unloads your trailer, often requiring payment in cash. Male buffalo A male prostitute. Mama-bear Refers to a female law enforcement officer. Mash your motor Go fast, step on it.

Same as gouge on it and hammer down. Meat wagon An ambulance. Merry merry Merry Christmas. Motion lotion Diesel fuel. Moving on Heading down the road. Mud duck A weak radio signal. Negatory Negative or no. On the side On standby. Parking lot An auto transporter, often used when the trailer is empty. Pay the water bill Taking a rest room break. Pickle park A rest area frequented by lot lizards prostitutes.

Pigtail The electrical connection from the tractor to the trailer. Plain wrapper An unmarked law enforcement vehicle, usually said with color added as a description: Plenty of protection Usually means there's plenty of police in the area, but I've heard it used to tell drivers to go ahead and step on it because there's speeding four-wheelers ahead blocking or covering for them. Pogo stick Usually a metal, flexible support located on the tractor catwalk, that holds up the connections to the trailer.

Power up Go faster, speed up. Preeshaydit Thank you, I appreciate it. Pumpkin A Schneider truck, because of it's orange color. Radio A CB radio. Radio check How's my radio working, transmitting, getting out there. Rambo Someone who talks really tough on the radio, especially when no one else knows where they are.

Ratchet jaw Someone who talks a lot on the radio, while keying-up the whole time and not letting anyone else get a chance to talk. Reading the mail Not talking; just listening to the radio. Reefer Usually refers to refrigerated van trailer, but sometimes just to the reefer unit itself.

Rest-a-ree-a Another way to say rest area. Road pizza Roadkill on the side of the road. Rockin' chair A truck that's in the middle of two other trucks. Roger beep An audible beep that sounds when a person has un-keyed the mike, and finished his transmission.

Used on only a small percentage of radios, and not recommended. Roller skate Any small car. Rooster cruiser A big, fancy truck; a large, conventional tractor with a lot of lights and chrome. Runnin'you across The weigh station is open, and they're weighing trucks, probably in a quick fashion. Salt shaker The road maintenance vehicles that dumps salt or sand on the highways in the winter. Sandbagging To listen to the radio without talking; also "readin' the mail".

Sandbox An escape ramp, which sometimes uses sand to stop vehicles. Schneider eggs The orange cones in construction areas.

Seat cover Sometimes used to describe drivers or passengers of four-wheelers. Sesame Street Channel 19 on the CB. Shiny side up Your vehicle hasn't flipped over after a rollover or accident.

Shooting you in the back You're being shot with a radar gun as your vehicle passes a law enforcement vehicle. Short short A short amount of time.

Shutdown Put out of service by the DOT because of some violation. Sleeper creeper A prostitute; same as a lot lizard.

Skateboard A flatbed, or flatbed trailer. Smokin' scooter A law enforcement officer on a motorcycle. Smokin' the brakes The trailer brakes are literally smoking from overuse down a mountain grade. Smokey or Smokey Bear A law enforcement officer, usually highway patrol.

Split A junction, where the road goes in separate directions. Spy in the sky A law enforcement aircraft, same as a "bear in the air". Stagecoach A tour bus. Stand on it Step on it, go faster. Swinging Carrying a load of swinging meat. Taking pictures Law enforcement using a radar gun. Some drivers just say "10". Thermos bottle A tanker trailer. Through the woods Leaving the Interstate to travel secondary roads.

Throwin' iron To put on snow tire chains. Too many eggs in the basket Overweight load or gross weight. Toothpicks A load of lumber. Travel agent The dispatcher, or sometimes a broker. Triple digits Over mph. VW A Volvo-White tractor. Wagon Some drivers refer to their trailer as a wagon. Walked on you Drowned out your transmission by keying up at the same time. Wally world Wal-Mart the store or the distribution center , or a Wal-Mart truck. West Coast turnarounds Uppers; speed or benzedrine pills; the idea is that a driver can drive from the East Coast to the West Coast, and back again without having to sleep.

Wiggle wagons A set of double or triple trailers. Yard A company terminal, drop lot, etc. Yardstick A mile marker on the highway. Kenworth T; this truck was so-named because of its sloped hood, and was one of the first trucks with an aerodynamic design. A piece of tire on the road, usually a recap from a blown tire, which can look like an alligator lying on the road. No longer able to maintain speed, necessitating a need to downshift. The last rows of parking in a truck stop, often a hangout for prostitutes see "lot lizards".

A law enforcement officer at any level, but usually a State Trooper, Highway Patrol. A speeding vehicle, usually a four-wheeler, which can be used to protect the other speeding vehicles behind it. A law enforcement aircraft which can be monitoring the traffic and speeds below.

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