Cb

Discussion in 'Experienced Truckers' Advice' started by Coffey, Apr 10, 2020.

  1. Coffey

    Coffey Medium Load Member

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    Been seeing alot of negative thread So i figured I should post something positive and why you should have a cb.
    A couple days ago I was driving down the road and on the old cb someone told me I had a brake chamber hangin off my trailer so I pulled over on the side of the road and he followed me and help me tie my Chamber up so I could go get it fix.

    Point is there are still people out there who will help another stranger out for no reason other then its what you should do

    And just in case you wanted to know my brake chamber rust off
     
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  3. Biomagnum

    Biomagnum Light Load Member

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    Many times having my cb on has saved me a lot of time and helped to avoid danger.
     
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  4. Harry Flashman

    Harry Flashman Medium Load Member

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    I pretty much never use my CB, only have it because my company installed it.

    Tried to get some useful info in a gridlock traffic situation a while back. I only got people shouting at each other and doing other disruptive things like putting the mic next to their music speakers and leaving it on.

    I turned it off, having been promptly reminded of why I never use it.
     
  5. Barn Door Bill

    Barn Door Bill Medium Load Member

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    I take it you also carry a cell phone but never turn it on because of all spam calls you get? Because that'd make as much sense.

    And make no mistake here: I'm knockin' the logic behind your decision, not you or even the decision itself.
     
  6. Dale thompson

    Dale thompson Road Train Member

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    Hope you’re getting the real lesson in this situation. Instead of listening to the cb radio take note that older trailers need a more rigorous pretrip inspection and a walk around every time you stop.
     
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  7. Swine hauler

    Swine hauler Medium Load Member

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    Yes..... And no.....
    things do happen in transit sometimes....rough roads etc...

    I think the real lesson is to avail yourself to all the tools in your "toolbox" .....eyes and cb among many others....
     
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    Swine hauler Medium Load Member

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    Sorry to hear that, hand.
     
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  9. Dale thompson

    Dale thompson Road Train Member

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    . That’s why I mentioned a walk around every time you stop. Experience is only a teacher if you’re taking notes. Maxi cans rust and it’s going to happen again.
     
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  10. Swine hauler

    Swine hauler Medium Load Member

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    Agree whole heartedly.....
    A visual inspection of my entire outfit takes only 5 minutes, and I do it every time I stop...no exceptions. Keeps you tuned in.

    I have to add another 5 or so minutes to check my livestock, but that's just what my job entails..
     
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  11. Dale thompson

    Dale thompson Road Train Member

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    IMHO the walk around is just as important as pretrip. A leisurely pace is best look listen smell (ok maybe the smell thing won’t work with a livestock trailer) all the senses can alert you impending problems.
     
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