So sorry for this to be so late. I totally forgot to record this. I remembered as I was posting to Minds and figured I had better do it.
Basically two types of trucks Conventional - A truck with the engine mounted in front of the cab. Has a nose Cabover - A truck with the engine mounted between the frame rails and under the cab.
These are the class 8 tractor/trailer makers. 1. Peterbuilt - Pete, Petercar 2. Freightliner - Freightshaker 3. Kenworth - Kwhopper 4. International - 13 letter shit spreader, corn binder 5. Mack - Bulldog 6. Ford/Sterling 7. Western Star
Types of Trucks
Kind of confusing because a “truck” is known by it’s trailer.
Most Used CB Lingo
Bear/Smokey Bear - A police officer.
Several different types.
● Full Grown Bear - A state trooper ● City Kitty - Local city cop. ● County Mounty - Sheriff deputy ● Diesel Bear/DOT - Typically a state trooper that is on the “Commercial Vehichle Enforcement” force. Some state such as Michigan all state troopers are DOT certified. Many “city kitties” and “county mounties” need to have federal DOT certification to do inspections on a tractor/trailer. But they can still give you tickets for traffic violations. Most will not ever bother a truck unless he did something really, really stupid or the town is well known for hitting trucks hard. Also known as revenue enhancement towns. ● Weigh Master - Typically a large city or county officer that is for Commercial Vehicle Enforcement. They like to hide out on the county roads and in industrial parks and tend to pick on mostly local trucks. ● Evil Knievel - Motorcycle cop Disco lights - Bright flashing strobes on police and fire/rescue vehicles. Meat Wagon - Ambulance Electric Indian - Digital arrow sign Lot Lizard - Female prostitute Commercial Buffalo - Male prostitute Hammer Lane - Left lane Granny Lane - Right lane Lane number “” - Typically 1, 2, 3, 4, etc. Lanes are numbered as you see them from the driver’s perspective. Ie Lane 1 is the left lane, the next lane to the right is 2, the next to the right of that is 3, etc.Center Lane Sissy - Someone who drives in the center lane, typically in a large city, under the posted speed limit. Get off ramp - exit ramp Get on ramp - entrance ramp Yardstick - Mile marker Brake check - Traffic comes to a fast stop. Chicken house/Chicken Coupe/Scale - Weigh station. Named because back in the old days they looked like large chicken coupe. Checking the ground pressure - The scale is just rolling you through with no inspections. Big Word is Out - Scale is closed Little Word is Out - The scale is open Chicken Loose On Scale Extremely Dangerous - The scale is C.L.O.S.E.D. Cop Left Our Scale Eating Doughnuts - The same thing as above. Oh Please Enter Now - The scale is O.P.E.N. Chicken Truck/Chicken Hauler - A truck and trailer with lots of yellow marker lights all over. Big Truck - Nowadays is used as a general term for any truck. Back during the time of the national speed limit set at 55 mph it referred to a truck that would go as fast as the speedometer stopped at. Large Car - A truck that will go as fast as the speedometer says and then go some more. Aka a triple digit truck. 10-33 - An accident 10-36 - What is the local time 10-4 - I understood the last transmission Roger/Roggie - See 10-4, same thing. Break “” - Followed by what ever channel you are on. When other people are talking on the radio and you want to get into the conversation. Break for radio check - How is my radio sounding. What’s your 20⁄10-20 - Where are you at Break for local info - Can someone help me with directions. CB Rambo - Someone on the radio just shooting off their mouth and trying to start an argument or fight. Typically someone who is really bored or likes confrontation. Good Buddy - In the old days it meant a good friend. Nowadays it is a demeaning term for a homosexual. BJ 22 - Just let you figure that one out on your own. Greenhorn - Trainee 4 wheeler - Car Box Truck - 6 wheel van 2 wheeler - Motorcycle CB Handle - Your alias on the radio. Most drivers pick the name. The best names are earned. Travel Agent - Your dispatcher Hauling Sailboat Fuel/Dispatcher Brains - An empty trailer. Go Go Juice - Fuel Kick a Tire - Use the bathroom You’re running out of turn signal fluid - Your turn signal is still on. You ain’t gonna believe this but… - What I am about to tell you is a lie. Mash the gas and tote that ass - Haven’t seen any speed cops. Free to drive as fast as you want. Hammer Down - Same thing Jake Brake - A trademarked name for an engine exhaust brake. For some reason on the radio they are all called Jake Brake. Kind of like Kleenex is with tissues. Gator - A blown truck tire in the road. Black Dog - When you’re tired at night and think a shadow is a black dog. Bear in the Air - Police in a helicopter or plane shooting laser or radar. Taking Pictures - Police sitting still using laser or radar. May have multiple chase cars sitting up the road waiting. Convoy - A group of 5 or more trucks running the same pace (usually above the speed limit) and generally stay together in a straight line formation sometimes at nerve racking following distance from each other. Surprisingly this is illegal. Although rarely enforced. I know that Ohio, Illinois and Arkansas will enforce it once in awhile. Front Door - The first truck in a convoy. Rocking Chair - The truck in the middle of a convoy. Back Door - The last truck in a convoy. Super Slab - 4+ lane interstate highway Big Road - Same as above Little/Skinny road - 2 lane US or state highway
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