How do you signal the driver of the vehicle in front of you to let him/her know that

Discussion in 'Questions To Truckers From The General Public' started by tigercrawl, Feb 14, 2014.

  1. ryan5464

    ryan5464 Light Load Member

    Dec 9, 2013
    Conway, AR
    I have a cb stored under my bed because i was smart enough to wait for a good rain and sure enough, my truck leaks right where my cb would be sitting if i had it in my truck. It doesn't mean i don't care. It means my crappy carrier gave me a crappy truck and I don't want to fry my personal equipment. Great insight though
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  3. Mrs T

    Mrs T Road Train Member

    Aug 5, 2008
    planet earth
    I think a lot of truckers ignore the CB because of all the crap being talked on there.
    Its worse than a school yard.

    The only way it will ever be used properly is if it is recorded, like a black box flight recorder.
    Truckers expect to be regarded as professional and yet most of the stuff i hear on CB is filth.

    If they become accountable, by having their conversations recorded as evidence, they will become professional drivers.
  4. Mrs T

    Mrs T Road Train Member

    Aug 5, 2008
    planet earth
    Trailer lights are part of the pre-trip inspection but nobody has ever invented a way of checking brake lights.
    Unless you are driving team, when one can apply the brake while the other watches for the lights, there is no way of checking.

    Someone invent a gadget please : )
  5. Ebola Guy

    Ebola Guy Heavy Load Member

    Oct 11, 2009
    Manitowoc, WI
    In my Intl Prostar, if I hold the Work Light button down for 5 or 10 seconds, the truck will light up and cycle through all the lights (brakes, signals, running lamps) for two minutes or until it is interrupted.
  6. browndawg

    browndawg Medium Load Member

    Dec 20, 2013
    Rock Island, IL
    go about your business, everything is under control. "he is a professional" im sure if the situation called for lights he would have had them on
  7. "Hang - Man"

    "Hang - Man" Heavy Load Member

    Nov 12, 2013
    Western PA
    There is a gadget for holding the brake pedal down, Mechanics use it.
    Looks like a home improvement caulking gun (which by the way would work also), you put it between the seat and and pedal and ratchet or squeeze the handle to extend it -i am sure you could cut a small board or old broom stick to do the same.
    Mrs T Thanks this.
  8. CondoCruiser

    CondoCruiser The Legend

    Apr 18, 2010
    If they don't answer I usually give them a hitchhiking thumb followed by a throat slash. That usually gets their attention and gets them thinking. After curiosity kills the cat they finally pull over. :)
    pattyj Thanks this.
  9. Calltheball

    Calltheball Bobtail Member

    Jun 25, 2014
    Showing my age here but, back in the mid 70's, into the 80's EVERYBODY had CBs,truckers started it then it spread to 4wheelers, bears and all. Lots of home CBers especially along the interstates. Even became available in new cars, I know, we bought a new Buick in about '84, had CB from GM.
  10. SleepysRose

    SleepysRose Bobtail Member

    Feb 13, 2014
    Conway, AR
    Not all 4 wheelers don't have a CB. I say this because I drive one and have one in my car. The easiest way you can tell the 4 wheeler has one is by the antenna. I have truckers in my family and friends and always try to help truckers letting them know where the speed cops are at.
  11. PackRatTDI

    PackRatTDI Licensed to Ill

    Jul 15, 2006
    El Chuco, Tejas
    Volvo has a similar pre trip feature but it doesn't seem to be activated in our trucks
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