why do so many truckers wear headphones?

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  1. James Johnson

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    His replay is barking his head off. Every time when I speak he replays really fast.
     
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  3. James Johnson

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    Barking his head off. Every time I speak he barks. So, I guess he does. LOL!!
     
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  4. Big Don

    Big Don "Old Fart"

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    That's OK, unless this is the most intelligent conversation!:biggrin_25523:
     
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  5. Jazz1

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    I can't get bluetooth on stereo to connect with my iPhone and i'm no tech wizard. I usually a shuckin' and a jivin' on Mytuner Radio or Accuradio.
     
  6. JReding

    JReding Road Train Member

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    And di you know for sure that they have both ears plugged? There are wired earbuds for phones still around, with only one earpiece and a built-in mic in the cord.
    Screenshot_20170605-160507.jpg If a driver is wearing one with two earpieces, it's not the best idea, that driver can be limiting his ability to hear outside sounds. In some states, if not all (I don't know how many, honestly), it's illegal to drive with both ears covered.
     
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  7. Mr Ed

    Mr Ed Road Train Member

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    Some of us drove older trucks that were lucky to even have am/fm radios, plus they only covered one ear.
     
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  8. Jazz1

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    There is no issue hearing sirens etc when wearing headphone or earbuds unless wearer has music cranked to full volume but if they do that with head phones they would do the same using the speakers in truck. No laws around here regarding headsets
     
  9. rabbiporkchop

    rabbiporkchop Road Train Member

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    Maybe because of this?
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  10. Zeviander

    Zeviander Road Train Member

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    Because cellphones come free with a set of headphones with a built in microphone for hands-free talk.

    Bluetooth headsets not only cost money, but take a techno-genius to set up (for some people).
     
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  11. The Big T

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    Actually truckers where headphones because after they're done being abused and go broke from trucking, they're warmed up for their next rewarding career as a DJ.
     
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