Do truckers still use CB Radio?

Discussion in 'Questions To Truckers From The General Public' started by lemonzero, Nov 12, 2023.

  1. lemonzero

    lemonzero Bobtail Member

    Sep 5, 2023
    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

    May 25, 2023
    Old school drivers still do and would be happy to talk with former drivers.
  4. slim shady

    slim shady Road Train Member

    Sep 14, 2011
    Chicago, Il.
    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

    Oct 10, 2016
    Burbank, IL
    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

    Dec 12, 2018
    I have one, but to be honest I rarely turn it on anymore.
  7. Ex-Trucker Alex

    Ex-Trucker Alex Medium Load Member

    Jan 7, 2023
    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

    Gomer1969 Light Load Member

    Jan 13, 2013
    My cb is always on
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