Cb Culture Dead?

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Reaper's Comment
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Is it true what I've been hearing and reading that the cb culture and atmosphere of the truckers of yester year gone? When truckers were their own segment of the human race with their own language and respect for each other. I really hope I'm just hearing and reading the minority of the population.

Gladhand's Comment
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Sadly that isn't a reality anymore, I know I'll get blasted for this but I don't even have a cb. Camaraderie really isn't out here and it's sad, but for every jerk you meet, you'll meet 10 nice people. If anything I just do my job professionally and safely regardless if others hate me just because of a logo on my truck. Heck it's not so bad out here to be honest. Like I said there is more nice people than mean people yet we will always remember the *******s.

Rob S.'s Comment
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Gladhand is right I think. I had a CB most of the time. I rarely used it. I turned it off when I pulled into a truck stop so I wouldn't be distracted when parking. I turned it off in tight cities so I wouldn't be distracted while maneuvering. I turned it off during my 30 minute break so I could rest. I left it on in Wyoming when I-80 was closed because of a blizzard and listened to the super truckers bash the name on the side of my truck. You get the idea? I have a CB for sale, cheap, barely used.

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I actually long for the days of cb...but then I'm old...lol I'll probably get one when I get my truck and then realize it was a waste of money..ha! A couple of questions though...is there a purpose to getting one with the upper and lower side bands? And is Cobra really the only brand worth getting? Thanks and God Speed!

ironmike's Comment
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The CB with upper and lower ssb has 12 watts of transmit power while an AM CB radio has 4 watts. The upper and lower channels offer more places to go to talk with a little more range or distance. Cobra is not the only one worth buying. Uniden makes a good one and there are others. The cobra 29 is the most popular and it fits the space above the driver in the freightliner. The 40 channel AM radio is all you need in trucking. I like how some of the receiver's and Walmart DC's will use channel 5 to call you when they are ready for you.

I actually long for the days of cb...but then I'm old...lol I'll probably get one when I get my truck and then realize it was a waste of money..ha! A couple of questions though...is there a purpose to getting one with the upper and lower side bands? And is Cobra really the only brand worth getting? Thanks and God Speed!

Reaper's Comment
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I hope the culture returns within my career time. Hey changet of topic for a moment. I passed a truck stop today and a thought if trucks are so far away from the building and it's cold, how do truckers plug their glow plugs in to warm the blocks.

Tractor Man's Comment
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I hope the culture returns within my career time. Hey changet of topic for a moment. I passed a truck stop today and a thought if trucks are so far away from the building and it's cold, how do truckers plug their glow plugs in to warm the blocks.

Well, you do not plug in your glow plugs to keep your block warm. But to answer your question. Below certain temperatures you simply idle the Truck.

Reaper's Comment
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Oh okay. I figured there was an alternative

Pat M.'s Comment
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Well that and combined with the fact that there are no glow plugs on diesel engines any more, even on pickups.

Reaper's Comment
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Really? I always see engine block warmers on the Dodge pickup build and price menus

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