Source: Various Internet Sources
A unique form of speaking that can only be learnt after years of stopping at the A1 truck stop. tea duck?
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aardvark- a Kenworth T-600 (also known as an anteater.
alligator- a piece of tire in road. looks like an alligator sunning itself across the road.
alligator radio/station- a radio that can transmit well but has poor receive - the radio is like an alligator in that it is all mouth and no ears.
back door- behind you or to the rear
back out- I have finished talking and will now unkey.
back quiet- I have finished my transmission and you may proceed when ready
bear- generic term for a law enforcement officer
better half- your spouse ie. your wife/husband.
big road- a major highway (I40I85I95 etc.)
big truck- an 18 wheeler. More specifically a long nose - cab over - all dudded up diesel truck.<
bird dog- a radar detector
bobtail- a cab with no trailer attached.
boss man- your immediate superior/supervisor at work
brake check- traffic that is slowing down.
break- proper way to gain access to a busy channel (i.e. break 19 for a radio check)
bubba- a not-so-formal version of good neighbor
channel 19- the unofficially official truckers channel.
channel 9- emergency channel
chicken coop- weigh stations
container- A shipping container from overseas
cottonpicker- a male bonding term for a friend of yours (positive sense) - can also be used as a mild insult the equivalent of jerk (derogatory sense).
dead head- to haul an empty truck. Driving empty means you usually are not getting paid for the trip you have to drive somewhere to get a load.
diesel car- a real truck (18 wheeler)
do what?- I did not copy/understand your last transmission could you please repeat it ?
double nickel- means 55 usually in reference to inquiries about the speed limit.
driver- refers to the person you were talking to / the radio operator receiving your transmissions.
eighty fifth street- refers to I85
fire in the wire- this means an amplified AM transmission see note 1 (see also foot warmer side piece)
flat bed- a flat bed truck
flip flop- a U-turn . Can also mean the return trip (i.e. catch you on the flip - flop).
FM- am/fm radio ( the term radioby itself refers to the CB )
foot warmer- refers to a linear amplifier (see also side piece fire in the wire) note 1
forty two- I understand and agree with you.
four wheeler- anyone who is not a trucker (specifically - a car). This term is usually preceded bby ssome form of an expletive (i.e. a swear word) as truckers are not always impressed by the way some four wheelers drive. This term is not always meant in a bad way as tr
front door- in front of you or to the front
good buddy- a term no longer used unless you are deliberately trying to annoy someone (it now means homosexual)
good neighbor- same as driver the person you are talking with (this has replaced good buddy)
hammer down- vehicle moving fast . Also make a car move fast (Hammer down driver).
hammer lane- left lane of traffic
hand- same as driver. (preeshaydit there hand.) I have no idea where this came from but they call each other things like Hand or Bubba or Driver.
handle- your name on the CB radio - kind of a call sign so that others recognize you.
happy happy- means happy new year
home twenty- dwelling. In particular the person talkings house apartment condo etc.
key down- when you try to talk over someone that is transmitting. Also a type of competition where the biggest radio wins!
landline- Telephone/ telephone call.
linear- a linear amplifier. This is the type of amplifier that is used to amplify an AM transmission. note 1
local/local information- call for local information
log book- its a diary for truckers/one of the things they check at the chicken coops (4 wheelers wouldnt understand)
meatwagon- name for an ambulance.
merry merry- means merry Christmas
modulator- a type of amplifier used for AM transmissions. note 1
moving on- means you have quit jabbin and are now driving (see also stepping on rolling on)
mud duck- a really weak/poor radio signal
ninety fifth street- I95
no doubt- the truth of your last statement is undeniable
nodamene?- do you understand what I am saying? (right? works here too )
parking lot- a truck that is used to transport several cars piggy back
pickemup truck- a pick up truck
plain wrapper- term for an unmarked police car....can also use color of car ie. blue wrapper (see also bear).
preeshaydit- thank you very much