Trucker Talk

Trucker Slang and CB Radio Lingo

Trucker’s City Nickname
Amarillo, TX Big A
Boston, MA Bean-Town
Chicago, IL Windy City
Chattanooga, TN Choo-Choo
New York, NY Big Apple
Charlotte, NC Queen City
Detroit, MI Motor City
Los Angeles, CA Shaky-Town
Indianapolis, IN Indy 500
Knoxville, TN K-Town
Louisville, KY Derby City
Dallas, TX The Big D
Nashville, TN Guitar
San Francisco, CA Gay Bay
Kansas City, KS Bright Lights
Reno, NV Sin City
St Louis, MO Gateway
Tampa, FL Cigar City
San Antonio, TX Alamo City
Birmingham, AL B Town
Milwaukee, WI Beer Town
Durham, NC Bull City
Houston, TX The Dome
Atlanta, GA Watermelon 500
CB Lingo:
CB Lingo Explanation
Alligator Blown Tire In Road
Alligator Radio CB With “ALL Mouth
and NO Ears”
Ankle Biter Small Child
Antler Alley Deer Crossing
Baby Bear Rookie Cop
Back Door Behind You
Back Door Closed Rear Of Convoy Covered From Police
Back ‘em Up Slow Down
Backslide Return Trip
Back Off The Hammer Slow Down
Back Out Driver Has Finished Talking
Bear Police Officer
Barefoot Using An Unmodified CB
Base Station Radio At A Fixed Location
Bear In The Air Police In Helicopter
Bear Bait Speeding Car
Bear Cave Police Station
Bear Trap Stationary Police W/Radar
Beaver Female
Bean Popper Pill Popper
Big R Roadway Express Truck
Bikini State Florida
Big Slab OR Big Road Interstate
Better Half Significant Other (Wife)
Blew My Doors Off Passed With Great Speed
Catch Ya On The Flip Flop See Ya On Return Trip
Full Grown Bear Highway Patrol
County Mounty Sheriff
Clean Shot Road Is Clear Of Police Ahead
City Kitty City Police
Comin In Loud & Proud Strong CB Signal
Bulldog Mack Truck
Bumper Sticker Car Too Close To Bumper
Cash Register Toll Booth
Chicken Coup Weigh Station
Chicken Lights Extra Lights On A Truck
Comedian Center Median Strip
Comic Book Trucker’s Log Book
Covered Wagon Flatbed Truck With Sides And A Top Cover
Diesel Cop DOT
Better Half Spouse
Big Road Interstate
Bird Dog Radar Detector
Big Hole Top Gear
Bobtail Driving Tractor With
NO Trailer Attached
Brake Check Traffic Is Slowing Ahead, Possibly To A Stop
Break Need Others To Quit Talking On CB To Ask A Question
Chicken Coup Weigh Station
Crotch Rocket Motorcycle
Deadhead Drive An Empty Truck and Trailer To Get A Load Elsewhere
Dispatcher Brains Hauling A Very Light OR Empty Trailer
Dragon Fly A Truck Who “Drags” Up a Hill And “Flies” Down
Double Nickel 55 Miles Per Hour
Dry Box A Plain Freight Trailer With NO Refrigerator, etc.
Evil Kenevil Motorcycle Cop
Flip Flop U-turn OR Return Trip
Four Wheeler Car
Freight Shaker Freightliner Truck
Georgia Overdrive Put Into Neutral Going Down A Hill To Increase Speed
Good Buddy Now Used As A Term For A Homosexual
Granny Lane Slow Lane
Greasy Side Up A Car With It’s Wheels In The Air
Ground Pressure Weight Of A Truck
Hammer Lane Left Lane [Fast Lane]
Hammer Down Move Faster
Hand Driver
Handle CB Nickname
Home 20 Your Home
Landline Wired Telephone
Large Car Very Fast, Nice Truck
Left Coast West Coast
Meat-wagon Ambulance
Motion Lotion Diesel
Parking Lot A Truck Hauling Cars
Pickle Park Rest Area
Pole Cat Skunk
Radio Check Does My Radio Work?
Seat Cover Pretty Female
Sesame Street CB Channel 19
Salt Shaker Snow Plow
Shooting You In The Back Police Who Is Backed Up Out Of Sight Hitting You With Radar Where You Can’t See
Short Short Short Time
Shake The Bushes Run Ahead Of Others To Lure Out The Bears
Stand On It Stand On The Fuel Pedal
Taking Pictures Police Using Radar
10-4 OK/Copy
10-33 Emergency
10-20 Location
10-36 What Is Correct Time
Travel Agent Dispatcher
Triple Digit Ride Truck That Can
Exceed 100 MPH
Turkey Day Thanksgiving
Yard Trucking Terminal
Yard Stick Mile Marker
Wally World Wal-Mart
Wiggle Wagons Double OR Triple Trailer Trucks