CB Handles

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Jodi 's Comment
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Do most truckers use CB handle names still or do you just holler hey you over the CB. My trainer has been driving for 25 years and doesn't have a CB in his truck which I find a little odd. Just curious if this is the new normal

CB Handle:

This is the nickname people use on the CB

Charlie Mac's Comment
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My highschool buddies in the biz (Class of '01) tell me that they typically only use CB's for traffic situations to determine lane closures. Aside from that its "religious fanatics and potty mouth perverts".

That being said...I don't think there's any entertainment quite like tuning to channel one-nine at a Truck-stop.

JakeBreak's Comment
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I personally think handles are beginning to be a thing of the past. Unless your in a city it's rare to find 2 people talking and if someone wants your attention they will use the company name on the truck or just the general "hey driver". I will agree that the cb definitely makes sitting in Chicago traffic much more enjoyable lol it's comedy hour

Robert B. (The Dragon) ye's Comment
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The main guys I hear anymore that use an actual handle are some of the ham radio guys who broadcast on cb bands and talk to folks across the nation. There's one guy I hear quite a bit who goes by TBone. He's out of New Mexico and broadcasts all the time up in the northeast, pretty cool cat. The radio is a good thing to have though and if you're running at night and can hook up with a running buddy, can be entertaining and make the miles go by a lot quicker.

Jeremy G.'s Comment
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I have to learn the lingo so I understand what they are talking about. I know I pull a skateboard. And I know what a parking lot is. Other than that I am trying to figure it out.

Susan D. 's Comment
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My trainer had a cb... under his bunk lol. Why I've bought one.. for noaa weather and traffic info. I'm sure it will stay turned off much of the time. I might use it for boredom/entertainment value on occasion.

Brett Aquila's Comment
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Ya gotta have a handle! Mine was "Rolling Stone" (like the Dylan song).

How does it feel
To be without a home
Like a complete unknown
Like a rolling stone

I lived in the truck most of my career and didn't have a home or a car or anything. Just wandered around the country wherever the freight went. Everyone has a story. You have to find a handle that helps you tell yours.

Man, drag racers used to name their race cars and truckers had CB handles. Back in the day you didn't talk religion, politics, or Ford vs Chevy without extreme caution and you didn't touch that CB mic unless you had a handle. Nowadays I guess it's more appropriate to post pictures of your meal on Facebook and drive one of any number of the generic nerd-mobiles out there. Boring!

I miss the days where people wanted to be unique. Everything seems so generic and boring now. "Hey, is that a Lexus or a Chevy?" Who can tell anymore and who really cares, ya know? I always enjoyed being different. I wanted to be unique. I mean, I guess you don't need a CB handle. But I say find a good one that suits your personality and have some fun with it.

I always find it odd that fewer and fewer people seem to be using a CB nowadays and yet there's nothing out there that comes within a million miles of giving you the instant information on traffic conditions, road conditions, and the DOT. And what about fun conversation with the drivers around you to pass the hours? There have always been a lot of loud mouthed idiots on there. Many people seem to be under the impression that's something new. But who cares? Turn it off when it gets to be too much. But many of my very best memories over the years were of hilarious or fascinating conversations I had with the drivers around me. Many times I'd start a conversation with someone as the sun was going down and before you know it the sun is coming back up and we're still not out of things to talk about. But we just made 500 miles pass like it was nothing and enjoyed it all the way.

CB Handle:

This is the nickname people use on the CB

DOT:

Department Of Transportation

A department of the federal executive branch responsible for the national highways and for railroad and airline safety. It also manages Amtrak, the national railroad system, and the Coast Guard.

State and Federal DOT Officers are responsible for commercial vehicle enforcement. "The truck police" you could call them.

Terminal Rat ( aka...J's Comment
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In the late 70's through 80's I used to be the "California Kid" but now I think I'll go with the "Beer Bellied Desert Dweller". LOL!

JJ

Stevo VWbusman's Comment
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Grew up with em, dad finally got a killer base station with an illegal military style set up 1000 watt kicker. Could slide on fm freq's band, side band all that, and his boosted lollipop mic. He got kick out of shootin skip! talking to Australia etc. All our cars had radidios lol We ran channel 15........trouble makers nearby got dealt with ! lol Dad n couple his buds track em down with this loop thing, tie chain or rope to their antenna, hook to ford truck and drag it down the street hahahaha...........Or stick straight pin in their coax cable outside, next time they key the mic they fry their radio finals ! Fun times! lol Ch 19 "hey any you hairy legged truck drivers gotta copy *sqwacccccck*

Fm:

Dispatcher, Fleet Manager, Driver Manager

The primary person a driver communicates with at his/her company. A dispatcher can play many roles, depending on the company's structure. Dispatchers may assign freight, file requests for home time, relay messages between the driver and management, inform customer service of any delays, change appointment times, and report information to the load planners.

OOS:

When a violation by either a driver or company is confirmed, an out-of-service order removes either the driver or the vehicle from the roadway until the violation is corrected.

Rainy D.'s Comment
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My first trainer called me flipper ca use I always forgot to flip when downshifting and would stall rhe truck.

Most of the truckers here call me jersey girl cause they can't pronounce my name lol

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