Learn 50 Most Important Trucker Codes

Other Common Trucker Codes

There are so many trucker codes out there. The list with trucker codes is endless. Here under are few more trucker codes that are used very often:

  • 01 – The first pick up or stop location
  • 02, 03, 04, etc. – refers to the order of scheduled stops
  • 4-10 – to see if they are in agreement or the transmission was received
  • 5 by 5 – refers to being able to hear the transmission perfectly
  • 5 by 5 indicates that you can hear another CB broadcaster perfectly.
  • Wall-to-wall (or tree top tall) – a very clear and strong transmission
  • 10-4(or simply 4) – understand or acknowledge (also as an agreement)
  • 10-6 – stand by or busy
  • 10-7 – Out of commission or service
  • 10-8 – back in service
  • 10-9 – say again or repeat the transmission
  • 10-10 – not broadcasting but still listening
  • 10-20 (usually just 20) – refers to the location (either yours or theirs)
  • 10-33 – some kind of emergency

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  • 3s and 8s – symbolic for love and kisses
  • 10-36 – the actual or correct time
  • 10-51 – travelling your way, heading to you
  • 10-100 (polite) – bathroom or restroom break (number 1, urination)
  • 10-200 (polite) – bathroom or restroom break (number 2, bowel movement)
  • 10 In The Wind – refers to just listening to the CB
  • 99 – the last load or stop location
  • Affirmative – means ‘yes’
  • Angry Kangaroo – a truck with its lights out
  • Bear Bait – refers to a speeding or erratic driver
  • Break, Breaker – signal that you wish to transmit
  • Choke and Puke – refers to a full service Truck stop
  • Copy That or Copy – an acknowledgement that you understand
  • Cotton-pickin’- when upset but don’t want to cuss
  • Double-Nickels – refers to the posted 55 mph speed limit
  • Eat ’em Up – refers to any restaurant.
  • Flag in five mile wind – refers to the posted 45 mph speed limit
  • Green Stamps – refers to cash money
  • Go-Go Juice – refers to Gasoline or diesel fuel.

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  • Groceries – refers to getting food or a meal
  • Turtle Race – a posted speed zone under 45 mph
  • Starsky and Hutch – refers to team drivers
  • Fingerprint – refers to loading and unloading the freight yourself
  • Three Sisters – 3 hills on I-80E between Fort Bridger Wyoming and SLC Utah
  • Good Buddy – refers to a good friend or acquaintance (older term)
  • Good Numbers – to wish good luck
  • Handle – refers to one’s CB nickname
  • Hundred Mile Coffee – refers to really strong coffee
  • Jabber, Jabbering Idiot, Babble, Babbling Idiot – foreign language spoken on the CB
  • Kojak with a Kodak – refers to a police officer running radar
  • Credit Card Machine – refers to a narrow two-lane bridge
  • Fighter Pilot – when a vehicle constantly changes lanes
  • Pickle Park – refers to rest stops/areas
  • Cash box – refers to a toll booth

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  • Turkey Hearse – truck hauling turkeys (usually for slaughter)
  • Rubbernecker – causing traffic to slow while looking at something else
  • 4 wheeler – refers to vehicle with ‘4’ wheels
  • Seat Cover – refers to a scantily-clad attractive woman
  • Semi-Pro – other drivers hanging around truckers
  • On Your Donkey – a warning about a tailgater
  • Outdoor TV – refers to the old drive-in theatres
  • Suicide Jockey – a truck hauling dangerous goods, usually as explosives
  • Sandbagging – eavesdropping on conversations, but not joining in

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Conclusion:

Learning the various trucker codes isn’t all that hard. Operating a CB can be fun, so enjoy it! Many OTR drivers use it to kill some of the lonely time.

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By listen to the truck radio and understanding the trucker codes you can also get some good information like traffic updates, information about some dangerous roads, truck and truckers fashion, where to find cheap diesel, different trucking industry events, warnings about police running radar, trucking accounting advises, weather reports, truck drivers urban legends and true stories, trends in trucking industry and what not.

The CB is cost effective and can operate hands free. Unlike a cell phone, or some other electronic gadgets it isn’t illegal (in most places) to used it. But the FCC does regulate the channels you are authorized to use. Currently there are 40 channels, at 10 kHz. Here they are:

1) 26.9652) 26.975
3) 26.9854) 27.005
5) 27.0156) 27.025
7) 27.0358) 27.055
9) 27.065*10) 27.075
11) 27.08512) 27.105
13) 27.11514) 27.125
15) 27.13516) 27.155
17) 27.16518) 27.175
19) 27.18520) 27.205
21) 27.21522) 27.225
23) 27.25524) 27.235
25) 27.24526) 27.265
27) 27.27528) 27.285
29) 27.29530) 27.305
31) 27.31532) 27.325
33) 27.33534) 27.345
35) 27.35536) 27.365
37) 27.37538) 27.385
39) 27.39540) 27.405

*Channel 9, reserved for emergency and traveler assistance.

Do you still use a CB radio? Do you have a handle?  Do you have some trucker codes that you use more often than others? Or perhaps a new trucker codes that are often used but are not in one of my lists above?  Share your trucker code stories with us.

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