Learn How to Talk CB Lingo Like a Trucker, C’Mon!

“Break 1-9 for that westbound bull rack. Come on. How’s it lookin’ over your shoulder? What’d you leave behind you?”  “You’re clean back to the 12 yd stick, where I got on”

If you don’t have any idea what this conversation means, stick around. You are obviously in need of some training in ‘talking like a true trucker’.

CB codes and trucker talk came into being back in the ’60’s and ’70’s, when the CB radio was popular. Truckers created a unique language for communication on CB radios.

Some drivers tell us they still use it from time to time, to keep check on traffic and stay posted to any accidents blocking the highways.

CB Radio Use

10-4 Roger – Yes Back door – behind your truck, somebody who’s behind you, like the police Bad ass –  very cool Bear – cop

CB Lingo Words and Phrases

Catch you on the flip flop see you on your return trip Chicken coop – weigh station Chicken lights – extra lights on a rig or trailer Clean shot – no cops around

CB Lingo Words and Phrases

Roger mate – Means ‘ok’. I’m 10 and on the side – I’m finished talking & now listening to see who I can help or what’s ahead in traffic.

More CB Lingo & Trucker Talk – Phrases

– 10-1 Receiving poorly – 10-2 Good reception – 10-4 Message received. All ok. – 10-5 Relay message – 10-6 Stand by – 10-7 Out of service – 10-9 Repeat message – 10-11 Talking too fast

CB 10 Codes

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