Grossed out Your gross vehicle weight is at maximum capacity; commonly 80,000 pounds. Stop and wait for several minutes or, in mobile units, for several highway miles or city blocks. Lot lizard A prostitute that solicits truck-to-truck in a truck stop or rest area. Lollipop The small reflector or marker poles on the sides of the highway. Bear A law enforcement officer at any level, but usually a State Trooper, Highway Patrol.
However, they are sometimes used by novice operators. Comic book The log book. Also, view a list of resources related to , associations and more. . Moving on Heading down the road.
Ho Chi Minh Trail Refers to California Highway 152, known for it's abundance of accidents. They are reserved for commercial use by companies and educational, religious, and health institutions. Driving award A speeding ticket. Grossed out Your gross vehicle weight is at maximum capacity; commonly 80,000 pounds. Bear bite A speeding ticket. Big Apple — New York, New York now widely used among the general public. International call frequencies have been established to provide a common meeting place for long distance operators to initiate or respond to calls from other stations.
Even those are possible to modify, but it is more difficult than modifying a non-approved one. Remember everyone has better times when we follow the rules. Preeshaydit Thank you, I appreciate it. Parking lot An auto transporter, often used when the trailer is empty. Large car A conventional tractor, often with a big sleeper, lots of chrome and lights, etc.
On the side On standby. Kojak with a Kodak Law enforcement using a radar gun. Police Radio 10-Codes Ten-codes, also known as 10-codes or ten signals, are code words used by many police officers to aid with voice communication. The Sticker Patch — Phoenix, Arizona a reference to the cacti in the area. Bull dog A Mack truck.
Motor City — Detroit, Michigan now widely used among the general public. Reading the mail Not talking; just listening to the radio. They watch out for each other, and they help everybody. Mud duck A weak radio signal. Power up Go faster, speed up. I am a proud trucker.
My grandfather was trucker also. Wagon Some drivers refer to their trailer as a wagon. Bundled out Loaded heavy, or to maximum capacity. Preeshaydit Thank you, I appreciate it. Kojak with a Kodak Law enforcement using a radar gun.
Bubba What you call another driver, often in a kidding way. Bedbugger Can refer to a household moving company or to the household mover himself. Anteater Kenworth T-600; this truck was so-named because of its sloped hood, and was one of the first trucks with an aerodynamic design. If you've seen Smokey and the Bandit, you probably already know what 10-4 means. Roller skate Any small car. Reefer Usually refers to refrigerated van trailer, but sometimes just to the reefer unit itself.
Power up Go faster, speed up. Cabbage A steep mountain grade in Oregon. Triple digits Over 100 mph. Pigtail The electrical connection from the tractor to the trailer. On the side On standby.
Roger beep An audible beep that sounds when a person has un-keyed the mike and finished his transmission. Alligator A piece of tire on the road, usually a recap from a blown tire, which can look like an alligator lying on the road. Not many use the original 10 codes anymore. Spud Town — Boise, Idaho. Some other countries, such as Japan and New Zealand, have frequency assignments that don't match those of any other countries.