Truck driver slang

Discussion in 'CB Radio Forum' started by OttMan, Nov 30, 2013.

  1. wore out

    wore out Numbered Classic

    13,077
    164,024
    Jun 5, 2013
    CHASIN THE DEVIL'S HERD
    0
    I find myself using "slang" in my daily conversations with non truck people. Habit I reckon, they don't seem to mind.
     
  2. Truckers Report Jobs

    Trucking Jobs in 30 seconds

    Every month 400 people find a job with the help of TruckersReport.

  3. OttMan

    OttMan Medium Load Member

    321
    206
    Nov 2, 2013
    Georgia
    0
    Good post TriPac Dude....
    i know that reefer is the slang for refrigerated van... So, I don't know any other one for the APUs...
     
    TriPac Dude Thanks this.
  4. TriPac Dude

    TriPac Dude Light Load Member

    146
    54
    Dec 29, 2013
    Joplin Missouri
    0
    Glad you liked my post. I knew also that reefer was a refrigerated trailer, because that's all my dad has ever pulled, but I was really wondering how you get reefer out of refrigerated. Who knows. I figured since TriPacs are so popular, there'd be a nickname for them too.
     
  5. OttMan

    OttMan Medium Load Member

    321
    206
    Nov 2, 2013
    Georgia
    0
    I'm planning to buy a better CB radio. So, I want to hear from all of you out there, which one is the better one,with a better radius range and stuff... Give me some insight. Thanks!
     
  6. burnsey

    burnsey Light Load Member

    81
    40
    Jan 24, 2014
    seacoast, NH
    0
    Here's a couple I didn't notice in the list

    disco lights --> red / blue cop car lights

    rolling hammerhead ---> cop car in pursuit (usually has active disco lights, see above. . . . )
     
  7. rocknroll81

    rocknroll81 Road Train Member

    1,331
    929
    Sep 29, 2010
    West Allis Wi.
    0
    To the young drivers out there, tell me what a Tattle Tale is......
     
    carolinacrazyhorse Thanks this.
  8. MACK E-6

    MACK E-6 Moderator Staff Member

    43,065
    179,068
    Sep 19, 2005
    Baltimore, MD
    0
    The new rule on " good buddy" is if you use that phrase you have to talk with a nasal, lispy, high pitched voice.:lol:
     
  9. HillJack

    HillJack Light Load Member

    66
    23
    May 22, 2013
    Leitchfield, Ky
    0
    I'm not a driver yet but have been around em most of my few years... I'll play the game and bite the tattle tale challenge... is it the mile counter?
     
  10. burnsey

    burnsey Light Load Member

    81
    40
    Jan 24, 2014
    seacoast, NH
    0
    Here's a pic of a tattle tale, (TACHOGRAPH) and no I did not just google the phrase "tattletale" lol ;) . . . took this pic at the ATCA show in Barrington, NH. A buddy of mine had one of these in the dashboard of an old White Road Boss 6-wheeler and I thought it took up just about the entire dashboard lol :) An old timer once told me they made a habit of "accidentally" dropping the circular punch cards out of their hands as they were climbing out of the truck so that they could step on them and render them unreadable. Otherwise every other day they had to listen to "welllll, you took 6 minutes at THIS stop, but you used 32 minutes at THAT stop, blah blah blah blah".

    View attachment 62263
     

    Attached Files:

    Last edited: Feb 18, 2014
    rocknroll81 Thanks this.
  11. HillJack

    HillJack Light Load Member

    66
    23
    May 22, 2013
    Leitchfield, Ky
    0
    I can't see the pic... wouldn't do ya any good to Google it... after I posted I had doubts and searched for an hour
     
  • Truckers Report Jobs

    Trucking Jobs in 30 seconds

    Every month 400 people find a job with the help of TruckersReport.

  • Draft saved Draft deleted