Time To Buy A CB Radio

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Brett Aquila's Comment
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I've always loved the CB and I wouldn't want to drive a mile in a rig without one. It's super valuable at times, and quite entertaining sometimes too.

I used to do a lot of driving at night and I loved hooking up with someone going the same way I was and chat all night long. So many times I would be surprised to see the sun start coming up, not realizing how quickly the time had passed. Had some of the most fascinating conversations ever that way.

It's also the best way to instantly notify anyone around you about a problem like a flat tire, a light that's out, or a gator on the highway.

Also, don't be fooled too much by the "truckers used to show each other more love" thing. That's selective memory. The CB still had tons of idiots screaming obscenities on it 25 years ago when I started driving and I know that wasn't a new phenomenon then. Don't let that bother you.

Steve L.'s Comment
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A few years back, I was in heavy traffic in Cincinnati and didn’t know how to get around it. It was about 4am. Another Driver answered my CB call for help. He was right in front of me and said “follow me.” He proceeded to lead me around Cincinnati and out the other side. He even slowed down when he noticed I was heavy and dropping back on the hills.

Same thing happened another time in Tennessee.

I’m forever grateful for those Drivers, God putting them there and my CB radio.

Since then, I’ve always provided help whenever I can.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Marc Lee's Comment
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Bringing my new (to me) Class A motorhome from NC to WI, blew the driver's front tire on I-65 in IL. After getting from inside lane to shoulder on shredded tire, getting her stopped, finally getting a AAA dispatched wrecker operator to help me mount a spare, I was a bit surprised at all the rigs zooming by in the right lane. (Tow truck was parked at an angle near roadway, all lit up...)

Figuring that since along with an old RV comes and old (full power) CB... I asked him if he thought they would move over if I asked nicely... he kind of shrugged and said something like "it couldn't hurt to try!"

You should have seen the endless stream of trucks signalling, pulling over, giving us a wide berth as soon as I identified myself saying something like "all you Northbound I-65 truckers... this is the bus on the side of the road (at mm x)... we're trying to change a flat tire here. Can we get a little room please?!?"

Tow guy was like "Darn! That really did work! Wow! Who knew?"

CB for me!

Anyone know about legality and functionality of newest Cobra with bluetooth phone and iRadar traffic alerts? Almost seems like a way around radar bans in CVs (red light cams, Smokey alerts, speed cams, etc.). One button phone calls seems like a bonus.

Junkyard Dog's Comment
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Driving on I-70 eastbound today almost the exact spot on the westbound side there was a crane and two tow trucks pulling what was left of a truck out of the median. Can't believe this happened twice in the same area just a few days apart, just opposite sides of the road. The backup was over 8 Miles when I went by.

TWIC:

Transportation Worker Identification Credential

Truck drivers who regularly pick up from or deliver to the shipping ports will often be required to carry a TWIC card.

Your TWIC is a tamper-resistant biometric card which acts as both your identification in secure areas, as well as an indicator of you having passed the necessary security clearance. TWIC cards are valid for five years. The issuance of TWIC cards is overseen by the Transportation Security Administration and the Department of Homeland Security.

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