Pros of a CB radio?

Discussion in 'Questions From New Drivers' started by dboot01, Dec 2, 2021.

  1. dboot01

    dboot01 Bobtail Member

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    I'm a new solo driver. I notice alot of other trucks have these radios in them but I don't have one yet ( 4 weeks into my career) and I have yet to run into a scenario where I wish I had one. Is there a real reason to having a CB radio? Is it really helpful to have one? I ask because they are not cheap and I only buy what I need ( I don't buy unnecessary gadgets if you will )

    Thanks!
     
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  3. Frank Speak

    Frank Speak Road Train Member

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    Well, if you’ve not found a need by now, you never will. Drive on soldier and may the highways favor you and yours!
     
  4. LameMule

    LameMule Medium Load Member

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    Sometimes it's nice to know what lanes are shutdown up ahead before you become the sphincter hat that waits until the last available opportunity to merge.

    Sometimes it's nice to be told or tell someone that they have a light out/flickering.

    Sometimes it's nice to tell/be told that securement is loose.

    Sometimes a local guy can tell you what lane to be in while going through an unfamiliar city so you don't miss your exit or cause an accident trying not to miss it.

    Is that Loves full or are there a few spaces left? Maybe I'll chance it and run down to the Petro with my remaining 12min or maybe just maybe I'll ask if there's any parking before I get to the exit.

    Quite a few of the stupid things we see being done daily could be avoided or prevented by using a cb.

    A really smart feller once said...
    "I ain't got no panties on"
     
  5. buddyd157

    buddyd157 Road Train Member

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    10) you might be able to get some traffic info from the drivers coming at you from the opposite direction.

    9) you might be able to get a report on bears hiding in the bushes

    8) you might be able to get some directions to a place that you are getting close to

    7) you might be able to communicate with customers loading docks, that use the cb as well

    6) you might be able to get information on a naked 400 pound transvestite coming up along side you

    5) you might be able to get a warning of emergency vehicles on the side of the road, nearly in the travel lane

    4) you might be able to talk with someone for a while to kill the boredom

    3) you might be able to live with out a high dollar super-deluxe set up, and just get one under about $150.00

    2)you might be able to drive naked and announce that

    and the number one reason why you might want one..??

    (drum roll please....)

    1) you too might be able to say...."i ain't got no panties on".....
     
  6. Frank Speak

    Frank Speak Road Train Member

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    But, but, what if he is? Then what?!
     
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  7. buddyd157

    buddyd157 Road Train Member

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    then for the grace of God and all that is Holy, Frank..

    MAY THEY BE CLEAN..and have an April fresh scent........?????\
     
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  8. Frank Speak

    Frank Speak Road Train Member

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    May we all be spared finding out! Lol
     
  9. dboot01

    dboot01 Bobtail Member

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    Thank you I wasn't trying to be a know it all smart ### I truly just wanted to know the uses of it and you answered that! I might get one now lol
     
  10. LameMule

    LameMule Medium Load Member

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    You're Whalecum, just pick up a cheap radio and keep it turned on for a week and you'll realize exactly why they're useful and annoying at the same time.
     
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  11. Frank Speak

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    Buy one with your loves or pilot points
     
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