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Your truck driver 10-Codes of the Day
10-29 = Time is up for contact
10-65 = Awaiting your next message or assignment
10-71 = proceed with transmission in sequence
10-100 = Need to go to Bathroom
10-38 = Ambulance needed at .........
Your Truck driving Definitions of the Day
Runaway Truck Ramp
Emergency area adjacent to a steep downgrade that a heavy truck can steer into after losing braking power. Usually two or three lanes wide and several hundred feet long, the ramp is a soft, gravel-filled pathway which absorbs the truck's forward momentum, bringing it to a safe stop. Depending on the surrounding terrain, the ramp may be level or run up or down hill.
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Cable used to transmit electrical power from the tractor to the trailer. So named because it is coiled like a pig's tail.
Steepness of a grade, expressed as a percentage. Example: A vehicle climbing a 5% grade rises 5 feet for every 100 feet of forward travel.