Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Trucker Slang - Parking Lot with Seat Covers


Most of us associate trucks, semis & truck drivers with CB radios, much thanks to trucker movies like Convoy and trucker songs like "Teddy Bear" (Red Sovine -- if you haven't heard it, shame on you, go download right now!! :-))

Through my journey to many websites and online groups to pick up more info and ideas for my blog, I've ran across quite a lot of "trucker lingo" and as an English major and student of linguistics, I find it fascinating and so I've started to collect a list of terms & translations.
Here are a few, there'll be more in future posts.


Alligator - Chunk of a blown tire in the road
Double Nickel - 55 mph
Seat Cover - attractive female passenger
Hammer Lane - Fast Lane (Left lane/#1 lane)
Cash Register - Toll Booth
Parking Lot - Car Hauler

Here are a couple of radio codes:

10-4 - Message received
10-12 - Visitor Present
10-42 - Traffic Accident
10-73 - Speed Trap
10-100 - Rest stop

So....10-23 everyone.... there's more to come ;-)
(You'll have to google that one yourselves, or 10-23 until my next lingo blog.... :-))

11 comments:

Marie Reed said...

Cooool! I can't wait to wow someone now with my slang trucker knowledge now! I was just looking up slang from the 30's and was going to post it tomorrow!

Laila said...

lol, yeah I'm sure they'll be wow'ed.... =D

Can't wait to read your slang blog, good timing!! :)

TT said...

Very interesting blog!

digger derricks said...

It is weird life of a trucker really.There is a side f fun and adventure and another of extreme patience and hard work.Whatever said and done someone without the love for the transport will not be able to do it all.

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altec bucket trucks said...

Very interesting and funny.Did not even know they had a lingo though I hear some of them without actually knowing the meaning of it.

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