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Last week, we had part two of our driver lingo series. This week, we’re going to wrap up our three-part series. Like some fields of work, this one has a language all its own. Read further to see what we included on our last installment of driver lingo. Can you speak like a truck driver?
Driver Lingo from G to Y
Garbage – hauling produce
Go juice – diesel fuel
Granny Lane – the right, slow lane on an interstate highway or freeway
Green stamps – money
Handle – a distinctive or code name driver’s use on the CB radio
Hood Ornament – any car that passes a semi-truck at a high rate of speed only to slow way down in front of the truck
Kiddie car – a school bus
Lollipop – a CB microphone
Monkey pickles – bananas
Parking lot – a truck carrying automobiles
Ratchet jaw – a person who talks too much on the radio.
Readin’ the mail – just listening to the CB, not actively talking
Real Estate Investor – a Parking spot for a Semi-Truck
Reefer – a refrigerated cargo trailer
Roach Coach – Canteen Vans that serve food at Shippers & Receivers
Salt shaker – a snow plow
Stagecoach – a tour bus
Swinging – carrying a load of carcass beef
Toothpicks – lumber
Travel Agent – dispatcher
Triple Digit Ride – a truck that can exceed 100 miles per hour
Van Gogh – the vehicle has no ears (antennae), thus no CB
Weigh station – a scale located alongside a highway where all trucks must be weighed to determine their compliance with government weight and length regulations.
Weight Watcher – a scale master who works in a weigh station or who patrol the highway making random checks
Wiggle wagon – a tractor pulling triple trailers
Yardstick – a mile marker alongside a highway
Yard – name for the parking area at a driver’s company
We hope you enjoyed our series on truck driver lingo. Take a quick look at part one and two before reading on to see if you can understand the chatter below.
“Breaker Break 1 9, I’m hauling some garbage and monkey pickles on this triple digit ride and don’t want any driver awards from them bears out there. I’m all topped out on go juice while reading the mail, watching these citizens doing a double nickel in the granny lane. If ol’ ratchet jaw will take that lollipop out of his mouth it’d make for a better ride to bean town.”
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Check out part 3 of our driver lingo series. http://t.co/rQkSNx7N14
— ABCO Transportation (@DriveABCO) February 20, 2015