Trucker’s CB Language

CB’s, Citizens Band radio, has been used by truckers for years to communicate with other drivers.
Safety, warning of impending hazards and boredom are a few of the reasons for this communication.
And, of course, to warn each other of a police presence, in case the driver has a heavy foot.
During the 1970’s and 1980’s, when this language was developed, many trucking movies, including “Smokey and The Bandit” were produced. We learned a lot about trucker’s language from these movies.

ENJOY A FEW BELOW:

SMOKEY – POLICE OFFICER

PAPA BEAR – MALE POLICE OFFICER

MAMA BEAR – FEMALE POLICE OFFICER

BEAR CAVE – POLICE STATION

COUNTY MOUNTIE – COUNTY SHERIFF OR DEPUTY

FOX IN THE HEN HOUSE – UNMARKED POLICE VEHICLE

KOJAK WITH A KODAK – POLICE OFFICE WITH RADAR

FLYING DONUT – POLICE HELICOPTER

FULL GROWN BEAR – STATE POLICE

BEAR WITH EARS – POLICE OFFICER LISTENING ON THE CB AIRWAVES

BEAR BITE – SPEEDING TICKET

CHICKEN COOP – TRUCK WEIGH STATION

BLACK EYE – A HEADLIGHT IS OUT

10-4  – OVER AND OUT

 

I’m sure there are many more examples, but that’s all I can think of at this moment…

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