(Note: I won't include photos of the truck nuts. You either know what they look like or you can look it up, I'm trying to keep this SFW)

I want to start this off by saying I’m not trying to be judgmental, this is a genuine quest for knowledge. I want to get to the bottom of why drivers feel the need to put truck nuts on the back of their cars.

Context: I was driving home from work Friday night when I found myself stuck behind a nutted truck on Route 195. My knee-jerk reaction was “eew,” and then curiosity took over.

What reaction are these drivers hoping to evoke?

Other car decorations I can understand. Bumper stickers show off what you’re passionate about, be it your stick figure family, declaring that you’re a “dog mom,” or even “Don’t blame me, I voted for Trump.”

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Admittedly I’ve never seen the appeal because I don’t think you’re going to change the mind of the driver behind you. They're not going to think:

Well, driver of the Honda in front of me, I had previously been blaming you for the disastrous withdrawal from Afghanistan, but now I see the error of my ways.

I digress.

What I’m getting at is I understand why you would want to express yourself with stickers… but what are you expressing with truck nuts? “I am a human male?”


If I were a man, should I be intimidated or give you a high five?

As a woman, am I supposed to get excited?

While we’re at it, what’s with the headlight eyelashes? Are certain decorations just supposed to make other drivers weirdly horny?


I legitimately have no clue what the intention of the driver is.

Am I alone on this? Am I missing some sort of sense of whimsy? Or have I been driven nuts?

(Sorry, I had to)

Please let me know if I’m in the minority on this in this poll:

The post above reflects the thoughts and observations of New Jersey 101.5's Kylie Moore. Any opinions expressed are Kylie's own. You can follow Kylie on Instagram.

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