why do so many truckers wear headphones?

Discussion in 'Questions From New Drivers' started by denton, Aug 2, 2011.

  1. TravR1

    TravR1 Road Train Member

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    Get yourself a headset and spend your evenings at the driver bar things at the restaurants telling stories about how you drove through 5 ft of snow all the way uphill, then all the way back.. also up hill.

    Ok haven’t over heard that one yet. But have heard some flattering tales. They always seem to have those headset things on.
     
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  3. Truck driver Jackson

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    Because they are listening to music or talking on a phone. Hell, I always do it when I'm driving my rig. Just don't blast off where you can't hear nobody around of your surroundings. Just be careful about the law about wearing them. I don't know about a law about wearing ear buds or headphones. I see all truck driver seat them when I pass by their rigs. I wear ear buds instead of headphones I hate the thing that goes around your head. Plus, ear buds are more comfortable than headphones. But I use my Bluetooth ear buds because it won't be tangle up while I'm driving for 8 hours. My Bluetooth are so good so use them the most.
     
  4. crxdc

    crxdc Road Train Member

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    i wore the ear buds when i was team driving. I cant play my books while the codriver was sleeping you know.
     
  5. deafaviator

    deafaviator Light Load Member

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    Well thank god my eyes work because being deaf, I’d be screwed otherwise!
     
  6. Gimmesomemeows

    Gimmesomemeows Bobtail Member

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    My husband and I laugh at the drivers that walk around wearing the stupid parrot/Bluetooth headset. I feel like walking up to them and asking them if they’re ready to take my order. :bootyshake: My husband saw one guy with the headset on and still using his phone to make a call and speak on the phone. He’s also taken a #### next to a guy in the other stall that was on his headset making a call and pushing. :pottytrain5: Such douchebags.:puke::Van:
     
  7. ChaoSS

    ChaoSS Road Train Member

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    Must be difficult going through life so worried about what other people are doing. Especially when it gets to the point that you think people should forgo talking to loved ones or use a lower quality headset with inferior sound quality and lesser noise cancellation because you think it looks stupid.
     
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    Moose1958 Road Train Member

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  9. TravR1

    TravR1 Road Train Member

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    I might get one just for listening to music while my codriver sleeps. My cell phone speaker just doesnt do Bach any justice. Most music is fine but switch over to classical and I miss out on most of it.
     
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  10. WesternPlains

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    The audio is much better on the blueparrots for the other caller than using a cell phone. I've been told that.

    Used to be if you saw someone talking to 'himself', you thought him crazy. Now? You look for the headset.
     
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  11. spyder7723

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    That blue parrot is definately the best headset I've owned but im sure as heck not walking around with it like its some kind of fashion accessory. Nor am i ever going to make or take a phone call while sitting on the crapper She is spot on with those points.
     
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