Do You Have What It Takes to Be a Trucker?

By: Mark Philip Lichtenstein
Estimated Completion Time
4 min
Do You Have What It Takes to Be a Trucker?
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About This Quiz

Big paydays come from long hours, days, or even months behind the wheel of a big rig. Driving an eighteen wheeler around the block is hard, let alone across the country. Let's see if you have what it takes to be a trucker.
Do you like trucks?
They're so cool.
They look nice.
They make me feel powerful!
They're dumb.

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Do you like the open road?
I love it.
It's nice.
It's okay.
God, it sucks.

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Do you like being alone?
At times.
When I'm busy.
Never.
Are you calling me crazy?

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Do you like fixing things yourself?
Yes.
Sounds like fun!
Sounds like a hassle.
No.

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Do you like randomly running into friends on the road?
Sure!
It sounds like fun.
I like my alone time.
No.

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Can you think of a good CB nickname?
I can think of so many.
I'll come up with one.
Can't I just use my name?
Big Bubba!

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Do you romanticize the trucker lifestyle?
Oh, yeah.
I fantasize about the road.
I like the idea of living in a cab.
Nah.

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How much pay would it take to make you take on a trucking route?
$100K a year.
$120K a year.
$140K a year.
A million billion!

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Do you like to rough it?
If there's a bed and a roof, I'm good.
I mean, I've been camping.
You mean in a hotel?
You mean, with only 400 thread count sheets?

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Do you enjoy travel?
Yeah!
I'm okay with it.
I mean, if I have to...
Nah.

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Do you like unions?
Love 'em.
They're essential.
They are a necessary evil.
To hell with unions. Right to work FTW.

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Do you ask too many questions?
No.
Not usually.
If something looks shady I will.
I'm Mr. Curiosity!

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How are you with strangers?
I can make friends.
I'm no wallflower.
I'm good on my own.
I look like a lunatic.

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Do you pick up hitchhikers?
If they seem legit.
If they have a good story to tell.
If they're cute.
If they're covered in someone else's blood.

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What is a jack knife?
It's when a truck skids, and the trailer pushes it from behind, creating the acute angle like that of a pocket knife.
It's a special accident trucks get into.
It's a thing I hear about on the radio.
It's the brother of Mack the Knife.

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If you've seen a torn shred of tire on the road, should you avoid driving over it?
Only if it doesn't mean getting into a worse accident.
Hell yes.
It's no big deal.
No. It's rubber!

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What does 10-4 mean in CB lingo?
I read you.
I hear what you're saying.
I'm picking up what you're putting down.
I gotcha.

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What does 10-3 mean in CB lingo?
Stop transmitting.
Shut up, bro!
7.
A loss.

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What does 10-200 mean in CB lingo?
Police needed at...
There's a fire at...
190.
210?

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What does 10-73 mean in CB lingo?
Speed trap at...
My telephone number is...
A major blowout.
Hut hut, hike!

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What city is The Nickel in CB lingo?
Buffalo.
Washington, D.C.
Hanna, Canada.
Dallas?

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What city is Big D in CB lingo?
Dallas.
Denver.
Delaware?
Uh, can I say that without being rude?

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What would you do on the road for eleven hours a day?
Listen to podcasts.
Listen to the radio.
Listen to a movie on my DVD player.
Cut my toenails.

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Have you ever driven while intoxicated?
Lordy, no.
Heavens, no.
Oh, c'mon.
Oh, yeah. I'm super irresponsible.

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Have you fallen asleep at the wheel?
God no.
I've driven a little sleepy.
I've felt really tired behind the wheel.
Yeah, I'm so sleepy right now.

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Have you ever slept in a car and not awakened to grogginess or a hangover?
Yeah.
A few times.
Once.
Never.

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How much do you drive, day to day?
All the time. I spend more time behind the wheel than at home!
I go to and from.
I drive a couple times a week.
I don't drive at all.

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Ever forget something important?
I forgot my wallet once.
I forgot my best friend at a concert once.
I forgot my keys a few times.
I forgot my spouse once.

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Are you a good judge of braking distance?
Like a boss.
I'm good at it.
I'm sort of safe. Sometimes I really have to pound the brakes.
Volvos have saved my life many a time.

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Can you do a hill start?
Sure can!
I'll figure it out.
Is that something that matters with an automatic?
Uh, what's a hill start?

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