How Well Do You Know This CB Radio Lingo?

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Becky Stigall

5 Min Quiz

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About This Quiz

Breaker, breaker 1-9, we got us a convoy. Ok, so maybe it isn't like the movies, but you'll probably be able to identify at least a few of these CB radio sayings.

What do truckers call a DUI checkpoint?

This CB slang refers to the checkpoint that was formerly in place between East Berlin and West Berlin.

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What might someone using a CB radio call a police officer?

Calling police officers Smokey is a reference to Smokey the Bear who wore a hat similar to the hats worn by highway patrol officers.

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A Mack truck might be called what, over a CB radio?

The bulldog refers to the hood ornament on a Mack truck.

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What might a trucker call a police car?

The term gumball machine refers to the bubbles or lights on top of police vehicles.

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What do truckers call a police officer on a motorcycle?

Evel Knievel refers to the stunt motorcycle rider of the same name.

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A police helicopter might be called what?

A bear in the air refers to any type of airborne police.

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What do truckers call a weigh station?

A chicken coop is a truck scale.

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What might be the term for an ambulance?

An ambulance is called a meat wagon in many other instances as well.

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What do truckers call a flatbed?

A skateboard refers to the flat appearance of a flatbed truck.

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What do truckers say to acknowledge something?

"10-4" might also be used to denote an agreement. Sometimes the user simply says "4."

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A fuel truck might be referred to as what?

A rolling refinery is a fuel truck or a tanker.

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What is a refrigerated truck called, in CB lingo?

Reefer as in refrigerator, mind you. This could also be used to describe a truck hauling a refrigerated container.

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If a CB user saw a truck towing another truck, what might he call it?

Sure, that makes sense.

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CB radio buffs might call an ABF truck what?

Bullfrog is short for A Bull Frog, or ABF. The trucks are also green.

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How do you ask for location?

10-20 indicates location. You might also ask, "what's your 20?"

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Where might someone park at a truck stop, if they are looking for some shady dealings?

Apparently nothing good happens in the back row.

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What is one's CB name called?

A handle is a CB users nickname. What's your handle?

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Along with 10-4, what might a trucker say in acknowledgement?

Someone might shorten that to just "copy."

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If a CB user is just listening, he might say what?

10-10 is an indication that the user will stop talking but will continue to listen.

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A truck towing two trailers might be called what?

A wiggle wagon is a truck with two or more trailers. They do tend to wiggle.

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A trucker hauling dangerous cargo might be called what?

Hmmm. Maybe "Ice Road Truckers" are suicide jockeys too?

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What might a trucker say if he is being tailgated?

Someone who is tailgating is on one's donkey.

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What do truckers call a 55-mph zone?

Double nickels refers to the two 5s in 55. "I can't drive 55," says Sammy Hagar.

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The city of Orlando is called what in CB lingo?

Calling Orlando, Florida, "Mickey Mouse" is a reference to it being the home of Disney World.

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A police officer using radar might be called what?

Kojak refers to an old television police detective. This reference is strictly for police officers using radar guns.

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Which of the following might hold up traffic during an accident?

Someone who rubbernecks holds up traffic so that they can get a good look at something, often an accident scene.

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Cash might be referred to as what?

Green stamps refers to the old S&H Green Stamps trading stamps rewards program.

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What is a truck with one headlight out?

Is there a difference between an angry kangaroo and a p-diddle?

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A trucker doing 75 mph in a 55 mph zone might be called what?

A driver who is speeding or driving recklessly might be called bear bait.

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A turkey transport might be called what?

We imagine there might be quite a few of these around Thanksgiving.

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What might a trucker call a police helicopter?

Aww, now that's just mean! And now we're hungry.

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What might a CB enthusiast call Los Angeles?

Yup, Shakeytown is a reference to the earthquakes that Los Angeles, California, seems to be plagued with.

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An unwelcome listener might be called what?

A sandbagger is usually listening just for entertainment or to get information.

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What is a 45-mile-per-hour zone called?

Flag in five-mile wind refers to a 45 mph zone.

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What does a trucker call home?

We wonder, would it be a stack of boards if the house is wooden?

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