Do truckers still use CB Radio?

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  1. lemonzero

    lemonzero Bobtail Member

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    Do truckers still use CB radio? Back in the day, I used to like it. Haven't had one in decades.

    Are you happy to talk with non-truckers, or would I be a bother?
     
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  3. 2rescuekids

    2rescuekids Light Load Member

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    Old school drivers still do and would be happy to talk with former drivers.
     
  4. slim shady

    slim shady Road Train Member

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    Everyday of driving since 83/84 I've ran with a Cb radio. Only exceptions was if I was stuck in a spare truck while mine was in shop
     
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  5. Suspect Zero

    Suspect Zero Road Train Member

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    I feel naked if I don't have one. Granted, there are times I have to turn it down due to all the BS spewed but still want one.
     
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  6. tarmadilo

    tarmadilo Road Train Member

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    I have one, but to be honest I rarely turn it on anymore.
     
  7. Ex-Trucker Alex

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    Years before I got my CDL, I used to to "Citizens REACT" on a base station (my dad was deep into radio, and had a ham license) on channel 9. That was a REAL help during the Buffalo "blizzard of 1977", when some people had been left stranded on the roads. I even had a CB license back when they were required!

    I always had a CB when I was driving, but from the early 90's onward, I either kept it very low volume, and often turned it off when I got tired of the idiots. Still, always had it on when maneuvering around truckstops, and when driving in desolate rural areas. Kept it on "canal deuce" whenever I was in francophone Quebec. Also, both of my CB's had weather band.

    I used to also have a CB in my car, but since I got rid of the old Volvo wagon, I've never bothered putting one in a car. Still have 2 nice CB's in the closet. But it's pointless using one around where I live.
     
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  8. Gomer1969

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    My cb is always on
     
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