National Flash A Trucker Day

A cheerful truck driver in the driver's seat of a big rig, wearing a friendly smile, surrounded by green countryside scenery and maybe even some blooming sunflowers in the background..
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Hey there, internet explorers! Hop in, buckle up, and let's take a spin down memory highway (the internet kind, not the asphalt kind) as we delve into a day that may not be marked on your calendar... yet! It's time to dive into the often-underappreciated world of trucking with National Flash a Trucker Day!

When is Flash A Trucker Day?

It's national flash a trucker day on the 28th June.

A Sweeter Interpretation

While the name 'National Flash a Trucker Day' might leave some with a mischievous grin, this day is less naughty and more nice than you'd think. Our wholesome interpretation is all about spreading cheer on the highways and showing appreciation for the hardworking drivers who keep our logistical chains in motion. Flashing headlights? More like flashing smiles!

Beep Beep! Historical Back-Up

The digital footprint of National Flash a Trucker Day is as light as a feather with only 6 mentions found online. It achieves peak popularity on 28 Jun 2017 with headlights (or should we say mentions?) flashing across our screens. So, just like shifting gears on a steep incline, tracing its origin requires some manual work.

Spreading Truckloads of Joy

Here's our suggestion: why not transform National Flash a Trucker Day into a celebration of the truck drivers? After all, they tirelessly work to ensure our supermarkets are well-stocked, our hospitals have supplies, and that your latest online purchase arrives just in time. Let 'flashing' symbolize random acts of kindness, messages of gratitude, or simple, friendly gestures on service station stopovers.

Driving Forward

Next time you're on a road trip, give a cheerful wave, a thumbs up, or even a good old fashioned headlight flash to the lorry driver in the next lane, because why shouldn't every day be National Flash a Trucker Day? But remember, fun should never be at the cost of road safety. So, keep it friendly, keep it safe, keep it respectful.

History behind the term 'Flash A Trucker'


The birth of CB radio

In 1970, citizens' band (CB) radio started gaining popularity as a means of communication for truck drivers and other road users. CB radios provided a unique way for truckers to interact with each other, sharing information about road conditions, traffic, and even personal stories during long and lonely drives.


The invention of the '10-code'

In 1971, the '10-code' system was developed to enhance communication efficiency among CB radio users. This system assigned numeric codes to various phrases and words, allowing for quicker and clearer exchanges. '10-4' became widely known and accepted as the code for 'affirmative' or 'message received.'


The evolution of CB radio slang

As CB radio usage expanded, truckers began developing their own unique slang to further expedite communication. This slang not only aided in brevity but also helped build a sense of camaraderie among drivers. 'Flash' was commonly used to indicate a quick message or alert, reminding fellow truckers to 'beam' or 'flash' their headlights momentarily to show acknowledgment.


The concept of flashing a trucker

By 1973, the term 'flash a trucker' had emerged as a popular phrase among CB radio users. When one driver wanted to show appreciation, give a greeting, or convey a message to another trucker, they would briefly, or 'flash,' their headlights. This gesture allowed for a non-verbal form of interaction, strengthening the sense of community among truck drivers on the road.

Did you know?

Did you know, according to the American Trucking Associations, there are 3.5 million truck drivers in the United States alone? That's a truckload of friendly gestures waiting to happen!


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First identified

28th June 2017

Most mentioned on

28th June 2017

Total mentions


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