Posted by: fringe62 | June 22, 2012

CB Radio – Trucker Slang Definitions

This is a pretty comprehensive list.  So, as you’re reading my stories,  if you run across some funny words and want to know what they mean, here’s the definitions.

“A&A”

Aggravating Agitator – This term refers to a CB user who is trying to cause trouble.

“Advertising”  

A police car with its emergency lights flashing.

“Affirmative” 

Yes.

“Alice in Wonderland” 

Someone who is lost or seeking directions.

“Alligator”

See “Gator”  Tread from the tire of an 18 wheeler on the road.

“Anchor Clanker”  

Boat trailer.

“Anchored Modulator” 

CB Base Station.

“Anklebiters” 

Children.

“Anteater”  

A Kenworth T600/T660 tractor, because of the long sloping tilt up hood.

“Antler Alley”

Deer Crossing.

“Baby Bear / Cub”  

A rookie (or a very young) officer.

“Back Door” 

The area behind a vehicle or the last vehicle in a line. To say “I got your back door” means that someone is watching another’s back. “Knocking at your back door” means approaching from behind.

“Band-aid Buggy” / “Meat Wagon”  

Ambulance.

“Base Station”

Radio installed at a fixed location, ie: a house or business.

“Bear”  

A police officer. The terms “Smokey” & “Bear” are both direct references to Smokey Bear, a character image commonly seen along U.S. highways, as part of warnings not to cause wildfires. He wears a hat very similar to that of state highway patrol uniforms in the U.S.

“Bear Bait” 

An erratic or speeding driver.

“Bear Bite” 

A speeding ticket.

“Bear’s Den”  

A police station.

“Bear / Smokey in a plain brown wrapper”  

A law officer in an unmarked police car. The term “plain wrapper” is sometimes used, depending on the color of the vehicle.

“Bear In the Air” / “Spy in the sky”  

A police aircraft.

“Bear In the Grass” / “Smokey in the bush”  

A speed trap.

“Bear Taking Pictures”  

Police with radar.

“Bear with a Customer” 

A patrol officer who has pulled someone over.

“Bear With Ears”  

A police officer listening to others on the CB.

“Big Orange”  

Schneider company truck.

“Big R”  

Roadway Express company truck.

“Big Road” 

Interstate highway, as opposed to smaller highways and city streets.

“Binders” 

Air brakes.  As in “hitting the binders” means hitting the brakes.

“Black and White”  

Highway Patrol.

“Blinders” 

High beams (headlights).

“Blue Light” / “Blue Light Special”  

A law enforcement vehicle, especially with a stopped motorist.

“Blow My Doors Off”

Usually means passing someone with great speed.  Can mean a very loud CB radio

“Bob-tail”  

A semi-tractor operating without a trailer.

“Brake check” 

A traffic slowdown.

“Breaker 1-9” / “Breaker, Breaker”

Telling other CB users that you’d like to start a transmission on channel 19.  (“One-nine” refers to channel 19, the most widely used among truck drivers).

“Breaking Up”

Your radio transmission is cutting in and out.

“Brush Your Teeth and Comb Your Hair”

Radar gun ahead (you’re going to get your picture taken).

“Bull Rack”/”Cattle Wagon”  

Livestock truck.

“Bumper Sticker” 

A tailgating vehicle.

“Buster Brown”  

A United Parcel Service truck.

“Buzzard Truck”  

A Stevens Transport company truck, because the birds on the truck all face the same direction as if flying in a circle.

“Cab-over”  

Term for tractors designed with the cab directly over the engine.

“Camera”  

Police radar unit.

“Camper”  

A RV, such as a Motorhome. AKA a “Portable House”.

“Care Bear”  

Police car located within a construction zone.

“Cash Box”   

Refers to a toll booth or toll plaza.

“Catch Car”  

Police car past radar set-up.

“Catch Some Z’s”

Get some sleep.

“CB”

Stands for Citizens Band radio and is what truckers use to communicate on the road.

“Cheap Hardly Effective Virtually Runs On Luck Every Time”  

Acronym for a Chevrolet Vehicle.

“Checking My Eyelids for Pinholes”  

I’m tired.

“Checkpoint Charlie”  

Old CB slang for a police checkpoint placed to look for drunk drivers, etc. This looks like a roadblock.

“Chicken Choker”  

Poultry truck.

“Chicken Coop” or “Coop”

Weigh station.  (“Hey East bound are the coops open or closed?”)

“Chicken Truck” / “Portable Runway”

Usually an owner operator with more than the usual number of lights outlining all sides of the truck and trailer.  Also called a portable runway since at night, from an airplane it must look like a moving runway.

“Chief Hood Lifter”  

Service Manager at a truck repair garage

“Choke and Puke” 

Roadside diner (After the poor quality of food at some establishments).

“City Kitty”

Refers to local law enforcement monitoring a particular stretch of interstate which runs through their jurisdiction.

“Clean and Green”

As in, “You’re clean and green back to the 180”.  There are no bears or slowdowns back to the 180 mile marker.

“Cocaine Cowboy”  

Drug Enforcement Police, usually used when a car is pulled over and being searched.

“Come Back / Come On” 

A request for someone to acknowledge a transmitted message or reply to a question. (“Hey East bound how about a bear report, come back.”)

“Comedian” 

Refers to the median between a divided highway.

“Comic Book” 

A trucker’s log book.

“Commercial Company” 

Prostitute who hangs out on the radio looking for her next job, usually around truck stops.

“Convict Wagon”  

Prison Transport used by the Department Of Corrections, terminology is named for the caged wagons used to haul convicts to prison and/or to executions in the US in the 19th century. Usually it is a large bus that is the size of a standard city bus, painted white, has the D.O.C. markings on it, state or Federal markings on it as well.

“Convoy” 

A group of 3 or more truckers in a line, usually exceeding the speed limit.

“Copy”

Receiving a message (you got a copy on this radio?).

“Cornbinder”/”Barnyard Buick”  

A Navistar International truck (formerly International Harvester).

“Cornfield Cadillac”  

A John Deere tractor.

“Corn Flake”  

(CFI) Consolidated Freight Lines company truck.

“County Mountie”  

A Sheriff’s deputy car.

“Covered Wagon”  

A trailer that resembles a Covered Wagon of the old west, normally used for carrying steel rolls.

“Crotch-Rocket Cowboy” 

Refers to an individual on a sport bike (motorcycle) riding recklessly. Usually used as a warning to other drivers to watch for erratic behavior.

“Dead-head” / “Dead-heading”

A truck operating with an empty trailer.  (“I’ve got to deadhead 130 miles to pick up my next load.”)

“Dead Pedal”

Slow moving car or truck.

“Detroit Vibrator”  

A Chevrolet truck

“Diesel Cop” / “Diesel Bear” / “D.O.T. Bear”

State department of transportation personnel, usually enforcing weight limits and safety rules.

“Dirty Side”

The East coast of the country.

“Disco Lights”  

The flashing emergency lights of a law enforcement vehicle.

“Disco Party”

When more than one emergency vehicle are gathered with their lights flashing.

“D.O.T.”

Department of Transportation – responsible for vehicle safety.

“Double L”

Making a phone call on a landline.

“Double Nickel” 

The 55 mph speed limit for trucks.

“Doughnuts” 

Tires.

“Down and Out”

Finished talking on the radio.

“Down and On The Side”

Finished talking but still listening to the radio.

“Draggin Wagon”  

Wrecker.

“Dream Weaver”

Tired driver that is weaving all over the road.

“Dressed for the Ball”

Listening to the radio to find out road conditions.

“Driver” 

A polite form of address used when you do not know someone’s on-the-air nickname. (See “Handle”)

“Drop and Hook”

Unhooking and leaving a trailer and picking up another one at a certain location.

“Drop the Hammer Down” 

Pressing the accelerator to full speed.

“Dry Van”

Trailers that don’t have refrigerated units on the front and so haul non-temperature controlled freight.

“Ears” 

CB radio (ex: “How bout ya JB, got ya ears on?”)

“Easy Chair” / “Rocking Chair”

Middle vehicles in 3 or more trucks in a convoy.

“Eaten By a Bear” 

Someone who is arrested by police, you can see the arrested person in the patrol car, especially if said patrol car has a “cage” in it.

“Eighteen-wheeler”  

A Tractor/Semi-trailer or transport truck with trailer.

“Evel Knievel”  

A police officer on a motorcycle.

“Eyeballs” 

Headlights.

“4-10” 

A reversal of the ten code “10-4”, when asking if someone agrees with something said, or to ask if one’s transmission was received. (“That was a nasty wreck. Four-ten?”)

“Feed The Bear”  

Pay a traffic fine.

“Fender Bender” 

A road traffic accident/crash.

“Fifth Wheel”

Part of the tractor that the trailer hitches onto.

“Fixed Overhauled Reconditioned Dodge”,”Fixed Or Repaired Daily”, “Found On Roadside Dead”  

Acronym for Ford cars and trucks.

“Flash For Cash” 

Speed camera.

“Flip-flop” / “Flip-side” 

The return leg of a trip. (ex: “Catch you on the flip-flop” means “I’ll contact you again on the way back.”)

“Four” 

Short for the ten code 10-4, which means acknowledged, okay, etc.

“Four-wheeler”  

While this is commonly used to refer to a four-wheel-drive vehicle (such as a jeep or pickup), among truck drivers it refers to any vehicle with only 2 axles, as distinguished from an “eighteen-wheeler” (a semi truck).

“Four Wheel Phone Booth” 

Someone using a cell phone while driving.

“Freightshaker”  

Another term for a Freightliner truck.

“Front Door” 

The first vehicle in the line of a convoy and is supposed to watch for bears.

“Full-Grown” / “Full Grown Bear”  

A state policeman/trooper.

“Gator” / “Alligator” 

A large piece of a truck tire’s tread in the roadway. The name comes from the tire tread’s resemblance to the scaly ridges of an alligator’s back, or the propensity for these pieces of tread to be drawn up between the cab and trailer by the air currents of a truck at highway speeds “like a snapping gator”, and sever the air brake lines between the tractor and the trailer. Most newer trucks have shield plates designed to prevent this.

“Gator Guts” 

Smaller pieces of shredded tire usually preceding a larger piece of “gator” or “gator back”.

“Georgia Overdrive” 

Shifting into neutral on a down grade to gain speed without using fuel.

“GI-Joe”  

Truck carrying Hummers, soldiers, tanks or other military equipment.

“Go Breaker”

Invitation for someone to speak that asked for a break on the CB.

“Go-go Juice” / “Motion Lotion” / “Pusholine” 

Fuel (usually Diesel, since large trucks seldom run on gasoline.)

“Good Buddy” 

In the 1970s, this was the stereotypical term for a friend or acquaintance on a CB radio.   It is now the modern term for a homosexual.

“Good Neighbor” 

This has replaced “good buddy” as the acceptable term for friend.

“Got Bit By A Bear”  

Received a ticket.

“Got Your Ears On?” 

Asking the receiver if they are on the air and listening.

“Green Stamp”  

A toll road since on most maps toll roads are highlighted in a green color.

“Grocery Grabber / Grocery Getter” 

A Minivan, station wagon, or other family car.

“Granny Lane” 

The far right lane (slow lane).

“Gum Ball Machine” / “Bubble Gum Machine”  

Refers to a popular style of rotating light used by many state police and some other law enforcement agencies of the roof.

“Hamburger Helper” 

Power amplifier / Linear, used to boost transmission power.

“Hammer Down”

Vehicle moving fast (“smokey is west bound and hammer down) or telling someone to move faster (come on, hammer down!).

“Hammer Lane” 

The far left lane (fast lane).

“Handle” 

The nickname a CB user uses in CB transmissions. Other CB users will refer to the user by this nickname. To say “What’s your handle?” is to ask another user for their CB nickname.

“Harvey Wallbanger” 

A driver who appears to be drunk or is driving recklessly.

“Haz-Mat”

Hazardous materials – which requires a special license to haul and placards on the trailer.

“Hauling Fence Post Holes” / “Hauling Sailboat Fuel” / “Hauling Dispatcher Brains”

Hooked to an empty trailer.

“Hitting the Jackpot” 

Getting stopped by a state trooper. Lights on trooper cars look like slot machine lights.

“Hole In The Wall” 

A tunnel.

“Home Twenty”

Where’s your hometown.

“How ‘Bout Ya?” 

A query used when seeking another, usually followed by their CB handle, or some other identifier if you don’t know their handle.

“How Many Candles Are You Burning?” 

Asking how old someone is.

“Ice-Capading” 

Losing traction on the roads due to icy conditions; can refer to either the trucker, or witnessing it happen to someone else.

“I’m / We Gone” 

Indicates that one is finished transmitting and may not be listening to the conversation any longer, or may be traveling out of receiving range. Equivalent to “Signing off”, “Out”, or “Clear” in formalized radio voice procedure.

“Jake Brake” 

Jacobs engine retarder brake used to help slow rigs on down grades. Now used to mean any similar system using engine compression to hold back a rig on a down grade (IE. the pac brake = pacific engine brake). Both make a loud roaring sound. Some townships have bylaws in place that limit the use of such brakes in residential or other areas due to the noise.

“Jet Pilot” 

Speeding vehicle.

“Jibber Jabber on Channel 9” 

Someone using foreign language on Channel 9, which is not illegal. Channel 9 on the CB is supposed to be used only to report emergencies.

“Jimmy”  

A GMC tractor.

“Joke Book”/”Comic Book”

A trucker’s log book.

“Keep It Between the Ditches” / Keep The Bugs Off Your Glass and Trouble Off Your Ass” / Keep The Shiny Side Up and The Greasy Side Down”

Have a great trip and drive safely.

“Key Up” 

To engage the microphone button. ex: “When did you key up your mike last?

“Kick a Tire” / “Watering the Tires” 

To urinate alongside the truck or trailer near the rear tires of either one.

“Kick It In” 

What the person who is being called will say on his radio as a response. (for example: “How ’bout ‘cha, Blue Beard. You got a copy on Shamrock?”  “This is Blue Beard. Kick it in.”)

“Kicker” / “Boots” / “Shoes” 

A Linear Amplifier that is used to boost the transmitting power of a CB Radio above the legal limit.

“Kiddy Car”  

Refers to a school bus.

K-Whopper” / “Kitty-Whopper” / “K-Wobbler” / “KW”  

A Kenworth Tractor.

“Lag Time”

The amount of time it takes once the brakes are pressed, for the air in the braking system to reach from the tractor all the way back to the trailer brakes.

“Lights Green, Bring On The Machine”

Road is clear of police and obstructions.

“Lincoln Bound” 

Illinois bound Traffic, not Chicago.

“Little White Pills” 

Stimulants used to keep the driver awake on long hauls. Mentioned in Dave Dudley’s original version of the song “Six Days on the Road”.  These days used  more as just a saying than actually taking anything illegal because of mandatory drug testing for all drivers.  So can actually mean another cup of coffee or caffeine-filled stimulants.

“Load” / “Loaded” / “Getting Loaded”

When a driver picks up a load he is picking up freight for his next run (getting loaded).  Loaded means his trailer is full of freight.

“Local Yokel” / “City Kitty” / “Town Clown”  

A law officer with a city or township police force, seldom encountered on interstate highways.

“Log Book”

Where a driver is required by federal law to record all of his working, driving and sleeping time.

“Logging Some Z’s”

Getting some sleep.

“Lookin’ for Local”

A driver looking for local information, usually trying to find a shipper or receiver.

“Loot Limo”

Armored car.

“Lot Lizard” 

Prostitute, especially one that frequents truck stops.

“Magic Mile”

The last mile of any trip.

“Make a trip”

Change to another channel (“did you make the trip?” to an upper or lower CB channel).

“Mama Bear” / “Honey bear”  

A female law enforcement officer.

“Mile Marker”

Every interstate is marked each mile with a little green sign with white numbers on it to show how many miles you are from either the western edge of the state or the southern edge of the state.  A driver should always know about what mile marker she’s at in case something happens or a cop is spotted. (sometimes the signs are white with black lettering)

“Nap Trap” 

Motel or rest stop.

“Negatory” 

No.

“Office on Wheels” 

Office workers using the car as an office while in traffic.

“Organ Donor”/”Donorcycle” 

A civilian motorcyclist, especially one without a helmet, usually driving erratically and/or under the influence.

“Outbander”/”Freebander” 

One who operates an illegally modified CB radio, often broadcasting outside the regulated frequencies.

“Over and Out” 

Phrase meaning the CB’er is stopping talking and either turning the CB off or going to another channel.

“Papa Bear”  

A police supervisor.

“Paper Hanger”  

Police giving speeding ticket.

“Parking Lot”

A car-hauler.  Also  means a jam-up on the interstate.

“Pavement Princess”

A hooker.

“Pay Wagon”/”Piggy Bank”  

An armored car.

“Pete” / “Petercar” / “Poor Boy”  

A Peterbilt Tractor.

“Pickle Park” 

An interstate rest area frequented by prostitutes.  Also used for rest areas in general since families tend to stop and use them for picnics/meals.

“Picture-taker” / “Smokey taking pictures” / “Kojak with a “Kodak” / “Hemorrhoid with a  Polaroid”

A law officer monitoring traffic with a radar gun. Today, this can also refer to an automated speed camera.

“Plain (Brown) / (White) Wrapper”  

Unmarked police car (often referred to by the car’s actual color).

“Polar Bear”  

An all-white highway patrol car.

“Pony Express”  

Mail hauler.

“Portable Barn Yard”  

Cattle truck.

“Portable Parking Lot” / “Mobile Parking Lot”  

A car hauler

“Professional Tourist”

What truck drivers sometimes call themselves.

“Protecting and Serving” / “With a Customer”  

Officer with a car pulled over.

“Pumpkin”  

A Schneider National company truck – because of the orange color of their tractors and trailers.

“Put the Hammer Down” / “Put the Pedal to the Metal” / “Put It On The Floor and Looking For More”

Slang for flooring the accelerator.

“Radio Car” / “Super Trooper” 

Either a marked or unmarked state trooper vehicle sporting additional antenna on the trunk or sides of the vehicle.

“Radio Check”

Asking to see if radio is working (“Breaker 1-9, can I get a radio check?”).

“Raise”

As in trying to reach someone on the radio – trying to “raise” them.

“Raking the Leaves” 

Refers to the last person in the convoy, who watches for cops coming from behind.

“Ratchetjaw” 

An obnoxious person talking non-stop and saying nothing.

“Read”

To receive or hear someone (“I read you loud and clear”).

“Reefer” 

A refrigerated trailer, identified by the large refrigeration unit on the front.  Used for transporting produce, meats, other food products and perishable items that need to be temperature controlled.  Usually cooled or frozen but sometimes in cold weather there are commodities that need to be kept warm.

“Re-Power” 

Term referring to a truck taking a load from another truck that cannot make the destination. This is usually done if the original truck has broken down, the previous driver has run out of hours, or if the load has a long way to go and needs a team that can run with the load 24/7 and to get the load to the destination faster.

“Rig”

Truck or truck and trailer.

“Rip-off Ralphy” 

A truck stop dope dealer who charges extremely high prices.

“Rifle Barrel”  

A bulk liquid trailer round in shape with no internal baffles to break up the sloshing of any liquid it’s carrying.

“Roach Coach”  

Lunch wagon or food trucks that frequent large businesses so that employees don’t have to leave for meals.

“Road Ho” / “Road Juliet” 

Refers to a female escort usually found at truck stops and rest areas that wants to ride along with drivers they pick up.

“Road Pizza” 

An animal that has been run over and flattened on the pavement.

“Rocking Chair”

Any trucks that are in between the front door and back door of a convoy – if the front and back doors are doing their job it means anyone in the rocking chair can relax.

“Roger”

Means yes or okay.

“Rollerskate”  

Family Car/Truck/SUV.

“Rolling refinery”/”Portable Gas Station”  

A tank truck carrying fuel.

“Rubbernecker” 

Vehicles that further slow down or impede already congested traffic by rotating their heads 180 degrees to view the accident or traffic incident and not paying attention to the road ahead.

“Safe Driving Award”  

Traffic Ticket While Being Pulled Over by Police or the DOT.

“Salt Shaker”  

A snowplow.

“Sandbagging” 

A term used to describe the activity of a person not participating in conversation but listening only, despite having the capability of speaking. This is not the same as listening in using a simple receiver, as the person doing this activity can transmit using the two-way radio, but chooses not to.  It is done to monitor people for entertainment or for gathering information about the actions of others. Often, CBer’s will sandbag to listen to others’ responses to their previous input to a conversation, sometimes referred to a “reading the mail.”

“Schneider Eggs” 

Orange barrels filled with sand at construction sites to serve as a protective barrier for construction workers against moving traffic. The term is a reference to Schneider, a large trucking company known for its orange-painted trucks.

“Seat Cover” 

A attractive female passenger in a vehicle.

“Shaking the Trees” 

Refers to the truck driver in the lead in a convoy, watching out for troopers up ahead.

“Shanty Shaker”  

Mobile home hauler.

“Shoot You In The Back”

Police with a radar gun aimed at vehicles as they pass him (“Eastbound watch at the 210 mile marker.  You got a bear in the bushes shootin’ you in the back).

“Shoulder”

Side of the road (“got a bear up here on the shoulder with a four-wheeler”)

“Show Off Lane”

Passing lane.

“Skateboard”  

A flatbed truck or trailer.

“Sleeper”

Bunk area on the back of a truck cab where a driver sleeps.

“Sleeper Leaper” 

Prostitute, especially one that frequents truck stops.

“Slip Seating”

Some trucking companies, if you take time off they make you clean out your truck and when you get back, even if it’s just for a couple days they give you a different truck

“Smokey”  

A law officer, particularly one from a state police or highway Patrol force. A “smokey or bear report” is what CB users say when they have information on a law officer, such as location or current activities.

“Smokey’s Got A Customer” 

A cop who pulled someone over.

“Stepping On” / “Walked On”

Somebody trying to talk at the same time you are (“can you repeat that somebody just stepped on you”).

“Suicide Jockey” 

A trucker hauling explosives.

“Streets”

While driving up Interstate 81 a driver might say he’s going to jump on 80th street East.  Drivers call the Interstates streets since they get to know the US like their hometown.

“Sunoco Special”  

New York State Police patrol car because of the colors used on the car

“Super Trucker”  

Truck Driver Ignoring The Speed Limit / Traffic Laws.

“Swindle Sheet” 

A trucker’s log book.

“Taking Pictures”

Police operating a radar gun.

“Tandems” 

The rear wheels on a trailer.

“Team Drivers” / “Running Team”

A truck in which one driver sleeps in the back while the other one drives.  Except for fuel, meals and bathroom stops, the truck runs 24/7.  Teams are used to get freight delivered from point A to B faster than a solo driver can legally take it.

“10-4” / “4-10” / “4-Roger” / “4” / “That’s a Four” /

Affirmative. Can also be used to denote agreement (“That’s a big 10-4.”)

“10-9”

Repeat what was just said.

“10-20” (more often simply “20”) 

Denotes location, as in identifying one’s location (“My 20 is on Main Street and First”), asking the receiver what their current location is (“What’s your 20?”), or inquiring about the location of a third person (“Ok, people, I need a 20 on Little Timmy and fast”).

“10-33” 

An emergency situation (“You got a 10-33 at yardstick 136, they got 4-wheelers all piled up”)

“10-36” 

Asking for the correct time (“Can I get a 10-36?”)  Drivers must log their working hours in their logbook according to the time of their home terminal.  If your home terminal is on the east coast and you’re delivering in California you might ask for a time check since California is on Pacific time, therefore 3 hours behind your east coast time.

“Thermos Bottle”  

Driver pulling a chemical trailer.

“Thirteen Letter Shit Spreader”  

An International truck.

“Trip”

Picking up and delivering a load.  (“This trip I picked up in the Buckeye and I’m headed to Shakey.”)

“Twister Tracker” 

Someone who is chasing tornadoes or other storms.

“Unit”

A truck and trailer hooked together are a unit.

“United Package Smashers”

United Parcel Service truck.

“Wall To Wall Bears”

Cops are everywhere.

“Wall To Wall and Treetop Tall”

Very strong CB signal.

“Walking The Dog”

Very clear CB reception.

“Willy Weaver” 

A driver who is weaving, due to lack of sleep or excess of alcohol.[10]

“Window Washer” / “Free Truck Wash”

Rain.

“Wiggle Wagon” / “Widowmaker” / “Set of Joints”  

A semi truck pulling two or more trailers in tandem.

“Yard” / “Junk Yard”

Name of a driver’s home terminal of whatever company they drive for.

“Yard Jockey”

Driver of the yard truck.

“Yard Mule”  

Short truck used for pulling semi-trailers in shipping yards.

“Yardstick”

Mile marker on interstate highways.

“Your Telephone Is Ringing”

Somebody is calling for you on the CB.

“Zipper” 

Painted dashed line dividing lanes (“He is hogging the zipper”).

Destinations

“Armpit”  

New Jersey

“Badger Bound”  

Wisconsin bound

“Bikini”

Florida

“Bean Town”  

Boston, Massachusetts

“Beertown”  

Milwaukee, Wisconsin

“Big A”  

Atlanta, Georgia or Amarillo, Texas

“Big Apple”  

New York City

“Big Arch”  

St. Louis, Missouri (After the Gateway Arch)

“The Big Easy”  

New Orleans, Louisiana

“Bluegrass”  

 Kentucky

“The Bluff”  

Poplar Bluff, Missouri

“Bullshit City”  

Washington DC

“Chocolate Town”  

Hershey, Pennsylvania

“Choo Choo”  

Chattanooga, Tennessee (After the song “Chattanooga Choo-Choo”).

“Cow Town”  

Fort Worth, Texas

“Derby”  

Louisville, Kentucky, home of the Kentucky Derby.

“The Dime”  

Interstate Highway 10

“The Dirty Side”

The east coast of the country.

“Double Deuce”  

U.S. Route 22

“Flag”  

Flagstaff, Arizona

“Garbage State”  

New Jersey

“Gateway”

St. Louis, Missouri

“Gay Bay”  

San Francisco Bay area

“Ghost Town”  

Casper, Wyoming (After the cartoon character Casper the Friendly Ghost)

“Guitar Town”  

Nashville, Tennessee

“Hoosier”

State of Indiana

“Indy 5, Indy 500”  

Indianapolis, Indiana

“Keystone”

State of Pennsylvania

“Little Cuba”  

Miami, Florida

“Mardi Gras”

New Orleans, Louisiana

“Mile High”

Denver, Colorado

“Motor City”  

Detroit, Michigan

“Music Town”  

Nashville, Tennessee

“New Jersey Termite”  

New Jersey Turnpike

“Okie City”  

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma where I-40, I-35 and I-44 all cross paths.

“Philly”  

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

“Salty”  

Salt Lake City, Utah

“Shakey”

California because of the earthquakes.

“Shakeytown”  

Los Angeles, California so nicknamed because of the earthquakes that occur there.

“Steel City”  / “Steel Town”

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

“Sin City”  

Las Vegas, Nevada (Also called “Dice City”, “Gambling Town”, “Lost Wages”)

“UFO Central”  

Area 51, other areas known for UFO activity.

“Windy City”

Chicago, Illinois

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  1. My husband is a trucker, I’m going to quiz him on some of these…

    • Hi Judy,
      I’d love to hear how he does on his quiz! Actually, some of these were new to me as I’ve not been driving over the road really for almost 10 years. I found a couple of websites that gave me the updates. I’d say at least 99% I’ve heard and used when I was driving. Thanks for taking the time to read my stories. I hope you enjoy them. I’ve got more coming in the next couple weeks. Heather

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