No CB. No Problem.

Discussion in 'CB Radio Forum' started by Grandiego, Jul 4, 2008.

  1. Grandiego

    Grandiego Medium Load Member

    381
    82
    Nov 2, 2007
    0
    Been thinking about getting a CB since I started. Haven't needed one yet. In the age of the cell phone it seems unnecessary. Have talked to other drivers who don't have them and the reasons vary, but pretty much the response is the same....the language is crude, sexist, and homophobic.
     
  2. Truckers Report Jobs

    Trucking Jobs in 30 seconds

    Every month 400 people find a job with the help of TruckersReport.

  3. honor roll

    honor roll Road Train Member

    1,038
    222
    Mar 7, 2008
    NW OHIO
    0
    You will need them at customers they usually communicate with you by CB
     
  4. Grandiego

    Grandiego Medium Load Member

    381
    82
    Nov 2, 2007
    0
    I run into this all the time...and it's no problem. There is either a break room where I can wait or I can give my cell #. No big deal.
     
  5. Area904

    Area904 Light Load Member

    93
    9
    Jun 6, 2008
    Jacksonville, Fl
    0
    I think you'd find that there are times when owning a CB is an aid to safety, and knowing what's holding up the traffic up ahead can help you decide whether to keep going, stop, or get off the interstate. Hard to do with a cell phone!

    All you'll need is the cheapest thing you can find, for that. No bells and whistles, mods, or "tune-ups". The antenna system is actually more important than the radio, and don't think bigger is always better. Most of those "big" antennas that look like they belong in a science fiction movie are just decorated pieces of junk. Do you own research, and you won't spend a lot of money for nothing!

    But, if you can get along without a CB, so much the better, right?
     
  6. Truckerjo

    Truckerjo Road Train Member

    2,314
    338
    Sep 5, 2006
    Indiana
    0
    True but you may find yourself in this situation, they will not call you, you have to wait in your truck, you have to wait for the yard dog to come by and tell you your door (when he gets around to it, that's if he remembers)

    Okay many other reason a CB may be handy
    Traffic, wrecks construction backups ext...
    Weather
    need a little help finding a location and your not able to get somebody on the phone...
    Something wrong with your truck and another trucker may try to let you know vs you try to tell another trucker he has something wrong...
    So, many reasons a CB is an important tool for a trucker

    Now, it is true that 95% of the crap on the CB is exactly that "crap"... But you do not have to have it up where you can hear it..

    I myself turned it up just enough where I could pick out certain words like Bear, wreck, backup ext... After a while it becomes automatic and your able to just pick certain words out like that and not hear the rest of the gibberish....


    Many post in this forum (not necessary in this section) that will give you endless situation where a CB is needed...
     
  7. thecaveman

    thecaveman Bobtail Member

    1
    0
    Jul 4, 2008
    California
    0
    If you deliver to Safeway or Costco out here on the west coast you will need a CB. Thats the only way you get a door...Not only that but several other companies on the west coast. Plus there are several other companies in AZ,NV,UT,OR and WA where you will need a CB......
     
  8. Cerberus

    Cerberus Medium Load Member

    657
    107
    Jun 6, 2008
    Jacksonville, Florida
    0
    can i suggest you getting the cobra29ltdbt. it is blue tooth enabled. you can get this then tell us how well it works.
     
  9. Biker

    Biker Medium Load Member

    608
    120
    Jun 14, 2008
    Tampa, FL
    0
    ROTFLMAO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
  10. Cerberus

    Cerberus Medium Load Member

    657
    107
    Jun 6, 2008
    Jacksonville, Florida
    0

    can't blame me for trying
     
  11. Roadmedic

    Roadmedic Road Train Member

    18,951
    8,968
    Apr 4, 2007
    0

    A for effort...:yes2557:
     
  • Truckers Report Jobs

    Trucking Jobs in 30 seconds

    Every month 400 people find a job with the help of TruckersReport.

  • Draft saved Draft deleted