Complete List Of CB 10 Codes And What They Actually Mean

What does CB radio stand for? Citizens Band Radio aka CB Radio. CB radios were used for long-range communication primary between truck drivers. The CB radio was most popular before the advent of the cellphone. But they are still used today.

Over the decades, truck drivers have developed their own language in the form of CB radio lingo or “trucker talk”.

In the world of CB radio, number codes mean something. Here is a list of CB 10 codes, often followed by what they mean (and what they truly mean).



10-1: Receiving poorly (I can’t hear you).

10-2: Receiving well (I can hear you).

10-3: Stop transmitting (Shut up).

10-4: Affirmative/I agree.

10-5: Relay message (Pass it on).

10-6: Busy/Hold on a second.

10-7: Out of Service (either going out of range or no longer using the radio)

10-8 In-Service (Just signed on or came into range)

10-9: Repeat message (Come again?).

10-10: Transmission Completed (Thanks for coming to my TedTalk).

10-11: Talking too rapidly (Take a breath and try again).

10-12: Visitors present (Stop talking about all the lot lizards from last night).

10-13: Weather/road conditions

10-14: I am not a trucker and am saying 10 followed by a random number.

10-15: I am not a trucker and am saying 10 followed by a random number.

10-16: Make pickup (hitching a load).

10-17: Urgent Business (What I’m about to say is important).

10-18: Anything for us (Why should I care)?

10-19: Nothing for you (No).

10-20: Another word for location.

10-21: Call by telephone (This stupid radio isn’t working right).

10-22: Report in-person to…

10-23: Stand-by (Pay attention)!

10-24: Completed last assignment (I still haven’t been paid yet)!

10-25: Can you contact (I’d like to speak with your manager)?

10-26: Disregard the last statement (I was wrong or intentionally deceiving you).

10-27: I am moving to channel… (like an airport, I am announcing my departure).

10-28: Identify your station.

10-29: Time is up for contact (You are boring me and I don’t want to talk to you anymore).

10-30: Does not conform to FCC rules (Do you want a fine?)

10-31: I am not a trucker and am saying 10 followed by a random number.

10-32: I will give you a radio check.

10-33: Emergency traffic (rubberneckers).

10-34: Trouble at this station.

10-35: Confidential information (That’s none of your business).

10-36: The correct time is…

10-37: Wrecker needed at… (Some jerk left his car and it needs to be towed).

10-38: Ambulance needed at (Some poor sap needs medical attention).

10-39: Your message delivered (I’m not that type of delivery boy but I did it anyway because I’m a nice person).

10-40: I am not a trucker and am saying 10 followed by a random number.

10-41: Please tune to channel…(I want to speak with you more privately, or possibly “go away”)

10-42: Traffic accident at (Some shmuck needs to learn how to drive).

10-43: Traffic tie up at (If I have to wait in traffic for an extended period of time, the least they could do is have something cool to cause it!).

10-44: I have a message for you (Someone else was too impatient to tell you personally).

10-45: All units please report (I am so lonely).

10-46 to 10-49: I am not a trucker and am saying 10 followed by a random number.

10-50: Break channel.

10-51 to 10-59: I am not a trucker and am saying 10 followed by a random number.

10-60: What’s the next message number?

10-61: I am not a trucker and am saying 10 followed by a random number.

10-62: Unable to copy, use a phone (Is my CB malfunctioning or is that yours).

10-63: I am not a trucker and am saying 10 followed by a random number.

10-64: I am not a trucker and am saying 10 followed by a random number.

10-65: Awaiting your message or assignment (I’m listening).

10-66: I am not a trucker and am saying 10 followed by a random number.

10-67: All units comply (Obey my orders, chump!).

10-68: I am not a trucker and am saying 10 followed by a random number.

10-69: I am not a trucker and am saying 10 followed by a number that has a sexual connotation, haha I am so funny.



10-70: Fire at… (Hold on those aren’t streetlights).

10-71: Continue with the transmission in sequence.

10-72: I am not a trucker and am saying 10 followed by a random number.

10-73: Speed trap at…(them bears are looking for food!).

10-74: I am not a trucker and am saying 10 followed by a random number.

10-75: You are causing interference (Please stop ruining the airwaves for everyone else).

10-76: I am not a trucker and am saying 10 followed by a random number.

10-77: Negative contact.

10-78 to 10-82: I am not a trucker and am saying 10 followed by a random number.

10-84: My telephone number is (Feel free to prank call me when I’m sleeping).

10-85: My home address is (Please rob my house).

10-86 to 10-90: I am not a trucker and am saying 10 followed by a random number.

10-91: Talk closer to the microphone (Have you never used a microphone before).

10-92: Your transmitter is acting up (Did you drive your truck into a lake?).

10-93: Check my frequency (Do I sound like I’m underwater).

10-94: Please give me long count (tell me the whole story, I have nothing better to do right now than to listen to you ramble)

10-95: Transmit dead carrier for 5 seconds (will you all shut your lips for 5 seconds? Geez).

10-96 To 10-98: I am not a trucker and am saying 10 followed by a random number.

10-99 Mission completed (Just got paid!)

10-100 Need to go to the bathroom (I should have known getting an extra big Gulp was a bad idea!).

10-101 to 10-199: I am not a trucker and am saying 10 followed by a random number.

10-200: Police needed at… (Somebody is breaking the law).

10-201+: I am not a trucker and am saying 10 followed by a random number.

Bottom Line

CB 10 codes are a great way to communicate with your fellow truckers without getting too wordy. CB code shortens the conversation and frees up valuable air time so your buddies can join in on the conversation.

Make sure to learn a few simple rules so you’re making friends and not enemies over the airwaves by saying the wrong thing. Remember this is a language. Think before you speak.

We hope you enjoyed this article and it was helpful. Please leave a comment below and show off your CB lingo skills.