this story was mostly made up (see below), but really was based on an actual event - clip from this movie. I hitchhiked a lot in the eighties, and so speak with experience as to why truckers will or will not stop. Truckers will most often contact each other on 19 and then shift to an open channel if they want to carry on a conversation. Some truckers have come to associate 29 as the gay channel, but ive only heard bigots and nuts on it, and some have tried to establish channel 22 as the gay one, but i doubt it will ever fly, says anderson. this included disabled truckers, muslim truckers and more minority populations. In essence, anyone who did not fit the stereotype of a white man driving a truck. What she found was more of the gaytransblack truckers willing to tell their stories. She interviewed hundreds of drivers, with 66 willing to go on the record and be included in the book. At worst do not respond when someone else says hi or good morning to you. If they are gay and they ask you out simply say no, just like the ugly chick at the bar. At least have the decency to say hi to someone that speaks to you. Crazy trucker stories are common out here i am sure you know. I have to make it a point of getting better at remembering them until i get a chance to post them. If two days go i will start forgetting details and the story gets lets say boring. Here are a few crazy trucker stories that just happened recently. ok, so gay trucker 1 (we will call him larrry) pulls into rest area (they are called pickle parks for a reason. ) he tunes his cb to channel 19 and starts performing his mating call.