10-4 Good buddy! You driving a bull hauler tonight?
CB radio was a big thing back in the 1960s, 1970s and 1980s! People sat in their homes talking to one another, developing their own special language that only they understood ... along with truckers!
Long-haul trucking is a lonely job, that's for sure. CB radios helped with that loneliness. They gave truckers a way to stay in communication with each other, to help eat up the miles as truck rode the length and breadth of America.
CB radios were so popular that a first lady even had a handle. That's right, Betty Ford, wife of President Gerald Ford had a CB handle. And what was it? First mama! How apt.
Do you know how CB radios became popular? Well, it was the '70s gas crises that fueled them. With a national speed limit of 55 mph. Truckers used CB radios to communicate, point out police speed points and inform each other cheap fuel stops.
And of course, they had their own way of speaking, a trucker slang was invented.
And in this quiz, we are going to test your knowledge of trucker slang to its fullest.
10-4 Good buddy, and good luck!