19 best truck slogans in India - truck quotes in India

Truck slogans in India

Our drives between Jaipur, Chittorgarh, Udaipur, Haldighati, Ranakpur, Kumbhalgarh had much of time to pass. The best way was to photograph the trucks ahead. India is a popular place for truck slogans / truck quotes. People write amazing things behind their trucks. Some are wacky, some naughty, some heart-touching, some inspirational, some literal quotes. Here I present you with the 19 best photographs of truck slogans in India from my collection of the trip with their titles and explanations.

The first photo above has a typical Indian truck slogan that says "Samay se pehle bhagya se zyada kabhi nahi milta", which means that we never get anything before time and it will never be more than what is in our luck. It also mentions typical Indian truck lines — speed 40 kilometers per hour, use dipper at night, wait for side, all India permit, horn please, etc.

NP in the following truck slogan photo is National Permit. The white text with blue extrude and then blue text is Mirza Motors. The red text is "Mehboob" meaning "Lover".
Back of the truck with

In the following truck slogan photo, fatta box means toolbox. The text in Hindi under the lock is "maa kaa aashirwaad" meaning "blessing of mother". The black text on the bumper rod says "Jaha ala vaha sala. Buri nazar vale tera muh kala.". I have no idea about the first sentence that says something about brother-in-law. The second sentence says "Your face is black if you have an evil eye."
Fatta box - Use dipper at night - Mother's blessings - Truck slogans in India

The following Indian truck slogan is just too much. The Hindi words "Has mat pagli pyaar ho jaaega" mean "Don't smile baby. I will fall in love with you.".
Has mat pagli pyar ho jayega - Don't smile baby, I will fall in love with you - Truck slogans in India

Just a general truck again running on the Indian roads
Horn please - OK - Tata - Truck slogans in India

"Mitra nu shonk hathyaran da" in the next photo means "I am fond of weapons". Some other slogans on the truck say "Use dipper at night", "Mast baba", "Blow horn", etc.
Mitra nu shonk hathyaran da - Truck slogans in India

The unreadable blue sentence on the below truck says "Shauk nahi madam majburi hai, 1081 chalana zaruri hai." meaning "It is not my hobby madam; driving 1081 is my necessity". 1081 is the truck number.
Situation of the driver written as a truck slogan in India

The next photo of truck slogans in India shows a small plate below "Bishnoi" that says "Shama dhal gai, lali chha gai. Dekho Birbal seth tumhaari gaadi aa gai". It translates, "The lamp is dimmed, the atmosphere is orangish. Look lord Birbal your truck has arrived.". The meaning probably is that it is late evening, and I, the driver, have brought your truck my lord Birbal.

There are other typical slogans on this Indian truck like "Horn please", "Speed 40 KMPH", "Wait for side", "Use dipper at night", "AIP" / "All India Permit", etc. There are a few names written in Hindi language — Ashok, Kavita, Pooja, Jitendra, Devilal, Rupesh.

Bishnoi is a caste name.
Slogans and names on an all India permit truck

Perhaps the best perception of the world is written on the next truck photo — "Vishwaas vaham hai, sachchaai jooth hai.", which means, "Trust is hallucination, truth is false". It also says "Maa kaa aashirwaad" — "Blessings of mother".
Truck slogan in India saying that trust is hallucination and truth is false

"Aaye din bahaar ke" slogan in pink-red color written on the next truck photo means "Spring has arrived". It also mentions the truck owner's or truck driver's name — Raju banna [see red text above the bumper rod]. The truck slogan combines some typical lines like "Blow horn", "Wait for side", etc.
Truck slogans in India - Aaye din bahar ke - Spring has arrived - Raju banna

This one is a typical truck on the Indian roads with typical slogans / quotes / text like "Blow horn", "Use dipper at night", "OK", etc.
Truck slogans in India -

This one is just another truck on the Indian roads.
Truck slogans in India - Blow horn - Jaat trailer Sarmaliya

The red text above the bumper in the next Indian truck slogan photo is "Maa kaa aashirwad". Oh you guessed the meaning right — "Blessings of mother".
Truck slogans in India -

One more typical truck slogan in India — "Buri nazar wale tera muh kala" meaning "Your face is black if you have an evil eye". The text above that is mostly wiped off is "Soch kar socho saath kyaa jaaega". The meaning is "Give a thought to the thought, what you will take along when you will die"
Truck slogans in India - Buri nazar wale tera muh kala

I think I can leave the rest of the best truck slogans in India for you to just see and enjoy.

Truck slogans in India - Danger - Sulphuric acid - Keep 10 feet away from truck

Truck slogans in India - Keep distance - Use dipper at night - Mother's blessings

Truck slogans in India - Maa - Wait for side - Chandni - Stop

Truck slogans in India - Mother's blessings - Pierced heart of Raj and Anjali

Truck slogans in India - Tamanna express

6 comments :

  1. I'll say one thing, these trucks are certainly colorful! And, with the way road traffic is in India, one needs not only "blessings from mother" but from all the Hindu gods as well - good thing there are many of them!

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    1. That is so well commented, Carmen. With your experience in India, it is nice to read your notes :)

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  2. A fantastic colourful reflection of India. I remember the decorated trucks of India in the seventies. Loved them - wish I had photographed them. Thank you for your nice comment and thank you for being part of Mandarin Orange Monday:)

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    1. You know so much about here; I mean you relate to many things I publish here on my blog!

      I too wish you had photographed them. It would have been a delight to see those times and things from then!

      My pleasure participating in your Mandarin Orange Monday!

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  3. Such fun to see and how colorful they are! You almost wouldn't mind having to be behind them ( at least for a short while!) Why are the pieces of cloth tied to the back?

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    1. Oh, these trucks with such crazy slogans are really fun to be behind, and just as you guessed, only for a short while :)

      The pieces of cloth tied behind the trucks have different reasons — some are for religious purposes, some are to act as waving objects indicating the edges/corners of the trucks, some are simple rubber strips that keep on rubbing with the tyres keeping them clean, some are just for decoration, etc.

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