10 Terms Truckers Use To Communicate

Many careers encourage camaraderie, and there’s no better way to build this bond than through a secret language. Here are a few of the terms truck drivers use to communicate with each other over their citizens band radios:

Driver: trucker

Four-wheeler: non-trucker

Bumper sticker: a car that tailgates egregiously

Paying the water bill: stopping to pee

Bear trap: speed trap or inspection zone

Gators: busted tires on the side of every highway

Through the woods: taking the backroads

Hammer down: putting the pedal to the metal

Front door: in front of you

Stack them eights: good-bye, and good luck

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