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All I can think of is this little clip from Blazing Saddles.  Pretty much sums up CB's today.    No matter how nice you think you are,........

 

 

I still run CB's in my pickup and Mack.  Granted, usually a waste of time, but when traveling they come in handy for information and highway problems.  Well, usually.  then again.............."UP YOURS!!!"

 

In the late 70's, hanging with my buddy in the neighborhood we'd spend all night yak'n on his big base station, 850 watt linear and Moonraker 4 beams.  We talked all across the world.  Fun times.

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Only reason I still have a cb in my dump truck is because all the asphalt plants around here use them to load you other wise it would be a waste,99 percent nobody will even answer me when asking about DOT or traffic conditions and almost every truck has an antenna on it..lol

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I'll have to see if any I have still work. Haven't been turned on since 2005 when exiting the hauling market.

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Yep, it's a different crappy world out here now. We don't even use CB's where I am any more. All us guys that work together use two-way radios.

Better range and you don't have to listen to all the new breed of highway truckers.

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2 hours ago, MACKS said:

Only reason I still have a cb in my dump truck is because all the asphalt plants around here use them to load you other wise it would be a waste,99 percent nobody will even answer me when asking about DOT or traffic conditions and almost every truck has an antenna on it..lol

The two main pits here you need a CB to let the operator and scale house know what you need.

Most just have the antennae for the "cool" factor

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You guys must live in a sour part of the country. Down here we rag each other all time during grain season. Then it starts all over when its time to haul fertilizer

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Yep, sad but true Randy. Nowadays the joke is "backup radio", because the only time they turn them on is when there's a backup- "hey, what's going on?..why are we stopping?". Mine is on from the time I start the truck, but I can understand "backup" radios because of all the B.S. and nonsense going on in the mean time, mostly from local base station a-holes that seem to just want to aggravate truck drivers.

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7 minutes ago, other dog said:

Yep, sad but true Randy. Nowadays the joke is "backup radio", because the only time they turn them on is when there's a backup- "hey, what's going on?..why are we stopping?". Mine is on from the time I start the truck, but I can understand "backup" radios because of all the B.S. and nonsense going on in the mean time, mostly from local base station a-holes that seem to just want to aggravate truck drivers.

Don't even use it near the Va coast or in N.Y. but in Maine it's a god send to have a CB

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Here in Illinois 75 percent of the drivers don't speak or understand English and either the hearts don't work or they don't know how to turn them on thete bundled up like it's 20 below in the cab.was on 80 eastbound and could  smell rubber  and thought it was me.it was the container in front om me left front outside chassis  was smoking started to catch fire tried on the radio no luck got along side him and pointed back at the tire and just ed shrugged his shoulders .

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I’m lucky to run a lane where most of us run radios and all know each other....but yes they are outdated by cellphones and XM for the mist and and definitely big ten four on the backup checks......bob


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I’m lucky to run a lane where most of us run radios and all know each other....but yes they are outdated by cellphones and XM for the most part

and definitely big ten four on the backup checks......bob


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Try to correct some mistakes in my posts and it backfired sorry fellas...bob


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