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Trucker Arm Pump


Growing up how many of our readers will remember seeing or giving the trucker arm pump to a truck driver. That magical signal to a truck driver to hit the air horns. I certainly remember seeing and doing that. Many, many years later when I get the opportunity to put my professional driver hat on, I see kids young and old, people of all ages giving that universal signal of the trucker arm pump. It makes the driver and the people doing the signalling feel great !


I remember when I took my professional drivers course at Commercial Safety College , the instructor told us “when you see children giving you the trucker arm pump, you do it lay on the horn” ! The response of the air horns from the driver brings smiles and laughter to all that flash the signal. It makes their day ! You will see smiles and laughter in the faces. For many the trucker arm pump that well known universal signal brings back fond memories of childhood and beyond.


Mack Trucks has created a fantastic commercial around the trucker arm pump entitled “The Horn” enjoy ! We urge all professional drivers to keep this tradition alive and put smiles and laughter on the faces of the kids young and old you see in your travels !


We urge all professional drivers to keep this fantastic tradition alive, put smiles and laughter on the faces of kids, young and old you see in your travels.


NSTSA would like to offer congratulations to Mack Trucks for winning an award for the commercial shown above. Here is the announcement






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