Have you ever wondered where the term “Chicken Lights” came from? One legend says that the truckers in the 1920s, driving slow trucks on then-dark streets, were often the victims of thieves as they moved loads of chickens through small towns. To help stop this problem, truckers started putting lanterns around their cargo – thus the name, Chicken Lights. Today, almost 100 years later, it would be tough to steal anything from a rolling “triple digit chicken truck” so now all of those little LED safety devices are used to make a unique night-time statement. Truckers like Tracey Rieks are big on individualism – here you can see his Kenworth lit-up like a Christmas tree as he flew past me recently on the Interstate. Sporting tanker lights on the bumper and emergency vehicle lights on the trailer, Tracey’s unique “Chicken Truck” is proudly driven by Cooper Roberts (both of them are from Hubbard, IA). Cluck, cluck!