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Trucker slang, also known as CB slang or trucker lingo, is a collection of colorful and informal expressions used by truckers over citizens band (CB) radios for communication. Here are some common examples:

  1. “10-4”: Acknowledgment, meaning “affirmative” or “okay.”
  2. “Breaker, breaker”: Used to initiate a conversation on the CB radio.
  3. “Smoky” or “Smokey”: Refers to police officers or highway patrol.
  4. “Bear”: Another term for police officers, often used in conjunction with “smokey.”
  5. “Good buddy”: A friendly term used to refer to another trucker or CB radio user.
  6. “Hammer down”: To accelerate or drive at high speed.
  7. “Back door”: The rear of a convoy or group of vehicles.
  8. “Chicken coop”: A weigh station or inspection station.
  9. “Ratchet jaw”: Someone who talks excessively on the CB radio.
  10. “Eyeball”: Meeting another trucker in person after communicating on the CB radio.
  11. “Alligator”: A large piece of tire tread lying on the road, often resembling an alligator.
  12. “10-20”: Asking for someone’s location, meaning “where are you?”
  13. “Bear in the air: Refers to police officers in helicopters or aircraft monitoring traffic.
  14. “Double nickel”: Refers to a speed limit of 55 miles per hour.
  15. “Seat cover”: Refers to a passenger in a vehicle.
  16. “Mile marker”: Refers to the numbered markers along highways indicating distance.
  17. “Front door”: The front of a convoy or group of vehicles.
  18. Yardstick: Mile marker or exit number.
  19. “Handle”: A trucker’s nickname or CB radio call sign.
  20. “Bear trap: An area heavily monitored by police for speed enforcement.

These are just a few examples of the colorful and creative language used by truckers on CB radios. Trucker slang adds a sense of camaraderie and fun to the profession while facilitating communication on the road.

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