alligator n. - a tread or recap from a blown tire. Creates a road hazard. Rel. alligator bait: bits and pieces of a blown tire.
|gumball machine n. - lights on top of a police cruiser. "He's got his gumball machine going." Rel. - hit the jackpot: when police lights are flashing. "Looks like someone hit the jackpot."
hammer down v. - go fast, step on it.
hammer lane n. - the fast, passing lane on an interstate highway or freeway. Syn. - bumper lane.
haulin' dispatcher brains v. - pulling an empty trailer, deadheading. Syn. - haulin' sailboat fuel.
have shutter trouble v. - to fall asleep. "He ran off the road. Must of had shutter trouble."
Ho Chi Minh Trail n. - California Highway 152, which has heavy traffic and is a "minefield" of accidents.
hood n. - any conventional tractor, as opposed to a cab-over. Syn. - long-nose. hook n. - a tow truck.
$100 lane n. - the left lane of a highway or freeway that has more than two lanes in each direction.
in the big hole adj. - in top gear.
Kenworthless n. - a Kenworth truck. Syn. - K-Whopper.
Kojak with a Kodak n. - a police officer with a radar gun. "There's a Kojak with a Kodak behind the overpass."
large car n. - a big, fancy truck.
Left Coast n. - the West Coast.
lot lizard n. - a truck-stop hooker. "Wow, get a load of the lot lizards in the back row! Of course, they'll all scramble for cover when the sun comes up."
meat wagon n. - ambulance.
mission n. - a rush load. "I'm on a mission today."
motion lotion n. - fuel.
navajoe n. - a Navajo Company Truck
parking lot n. - a truck carrying automobiles. Also, a traffic back-up.
pickle park n. - a rest area or roadside park, often a hangout for hookers.
plain white wrapper n. - an unmarked police car.
power up v. - go fast, step on it.
pumpkin n. - Schneider company trucks. So named because of their bright orange color.
reefer n. - a refrigerated cargo trailer. "The sign at the front desk at Motel 6 says, 'No running reefers after 9 p.m.'"
road pizza n. - a badly mangled road kill.
rollerskate n. - any small car. Originally referred to a Volkswagen.
salt shaker n. - a snow plow.
sand box n. - a gravel trailer. Syn. - coal bucket.
Schneider eggs n. - orange drums used by road work crews to block off a lane. They're the same color as Schneider company trucks.
scoot n. - a Harley-Davidson motorcycle.
Sesame Street n. - CB channel 19. Named so because of child-like behavior that sometimes occurs. Especially around urban areas.
Shakey Side n. - the West Coast of the US.
shoot you in the back v. when a hidden highway cop uses a radar gun after you pass. "You got a bear settin' under the bridge who's gonna shoot you in the back when you go by."
skate board n. - a flatbed trailer.
skins n. - tires. Syn. - rubbers.
Slow Wheels In Fast Traffic n. - another name for SWIFT company's trucks.
smokin' scooter n. - a motorcycle cop. Syn. - Evel Knievel.
stagecoach n. - a tour bus.
Sure Wish I'd'a Faster Truck n. - the SWIFT company's trucks.
swinging adj. - carrying a load of carcass beef.
taking pictures v. when a cop is using radar equipment. "There's a smokin' scooter taking pictures at yardstick
thermos bottle n. - a tanker trailer. Syn. - pipeline, portable gas station.
too many eggs in the basket adj. - overweight.
toothpicks n. - lumber. "I got a load of toothpicks."
travel agent n. - dispatcher.
triple digit ride n. - a truck that can exceed 100 miles per hour.
VW n. - a Volvo/White tractor.
Wally World n. - a Wal-Mart truck, store or dist. center.
West Coast turnarounds n. - benzedrine pills, speed. So called because a driver could theoretically take some and drive from the East Coast to the West Coast, turn around, and drive back east without stopping to sleep.
wiggle wagons n. - double or triple trailers. Syn. - pups, rolling trouble, snakes, wasp-waists.
yardstick n. - a mile marker alongside a highway.