Quiz: The Trucker Slang Quiz
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The Trucker Slang Quiz
By: John Miller
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About This Quiz

“Hey everyone, we’re just rollin’ and strollin’ on the big slab today. I have some toothpicks on the loop outside of Hog Town, and no sign of any spies in the sky.” Whether they rely on CB radios or cellphones for communication, truck drivers have a language all their own. Some of this lingo has been passed on for generations, while other terms are more recent additions to the four-lane lexicon. What do you really know about trucker slang?

If you see law enforcement out “taking pictures,” it means that the cops are using radar or laser tools to catch speeders. Many truckers pass along the word so that their comrades don’t get nabbed and tagged with steep fines.

While the language of the road is lot of fun to exchange, be wary of becoming the “ratchet jaw” or “radio Rambo” who has too much time on his or her hands. It means you talk too much, or perhaps to aggressively during your haul.  You don't want some grizzled trucker relieving you of your microphone at a truck stop!

Dodge the meat wagons and roller skates in this trucker lingo quiz! Maybe you’ll find the home 20 without “hitting the jackpot” and find a big paycheck waiting for you!

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They definitely have teeth. What are truckers talking about when they refer to "bears"?
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What's a trucker term for emergency vehicles on an accident scene?
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What's a way of saying that truckers are driving on slick roads?
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Perhaps it's a harbinger of doom. What does it mean if the weigh station is "all locked up"?
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What's a slang phrase that means a trucker has his or her CB radio powered on?
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If a trucker is "mashing his motor," what's he doing?
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If you're a trucker and you're told to "back it down," what should you do?
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What's a word that truckers might use to describe a slick road?
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What's a trucker term for a blown tire resting on the highway?
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What's a trucker term for a malfunctioning headlight?
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If someone tells you to "look over your shoulder," what should you do?
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What's a trucker term for an Interstate or other very wide highway?
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Truckers sometimes refer to double-trailer trucks as what?
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Which of the following best describes having your "doors blown off"?
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When truckers go to "pay the water bill," what are they actually doing?
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If other truckers warn you about "Bambi," what should you be watching for?
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Think orange. Where do truckers note the presence of "care bears"?
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It's not for sniffing. What do truckers do with "bird dogs"?
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What's a way of saying that a trucker needs to get to work?
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You won't find eggs. What do truckers do at the "chicken coop"?
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What's a trucker term for a hog trailer?
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What sort of truckers hang out in the "granny lane"?
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What's a trucker term for the Rocky Mountains?
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What's a term for a car transport trailer?
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What's a trucker term for tires that have had their tread replaced?
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What do truckers do if they see a slowdown on the road ahead of them?
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