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Turtle's Comment
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I can't even have a CB confused.gif

I haven't gotten over this yet. rofl-1.gif

I mean I've seen a few other Schneider drivers with them but we aren't supposed to have one. But they have the hookups for them.

What?!

You really cant have a CB? Thats just crazy. It's such an invaluable tool to me that I cant imagine not having one. Being warned of even one brakecheck can be lifesaving, not to mention time saving.

JoAnne EC's Comment
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Thanks for all of the input, fellas. I will 100% want to have one on board - wouldn't drive for a company that didn't allow them. As for Big Booty Judy - I'd probably laugh about that until it got annoying then I'd shut it down. No big. I'm down for some air wave entertainment! =) Safe travels, guys!

Robert B. (The Dragon) ye's Comment
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As far as I'm concerned, a CB is a much more important tool than a GPS. I see people all the time spending $400 on a GPS so they can get lost but won't spend $90 on a base model CB that can save their life.

Brian's Comment
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If you don't mind me asking Turtle, which model CB do you run?

Turtle's Comment
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If you don't mind me asking Turtle, which model CB do you run?

I run a good ol trusty Cobra29. No bells or whistles, just a solid time tested model that's been around forever. I'm not knowledgeable enough to tinker with them, so I wanted one that just does the job.

Rainy D.'s Comment
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I have a Cobra 29 XL MAX Smart CB

it has all the bells and whistles turtle didnt want. lol it comes on for weather alerts even when it is off, has bluetooth and a separate hands free mic.

Smart CB

PJ's Comment
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Rainy there you go over the top, lol. I have the cobra 29xl harley edition. It has saved me on backups and brackchecks alot. However on the occassion I need to the off knob works very well!!!!

PacMan's Comment
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I had a Galaxy 959 with too many bells and whistles. As a newcomer to the industry it can be easy to fall into the trap of having the strongest radio on the roads. When you hear how much money some drivers put into their CB choice, it can be mind boggling.

David D.'s Comment
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JoAnne,

I didn't want to hijack the Crashed! thread so I thought I would make this comment here. That is one of those situations where I have seen a CB be very handy. More than once I've heard a driver say something like "Back it down westbound wreck at MM143". This gives folk a warning that there's a traffic jam ahead. This is one of the reasons I think that CBs are really handy. Just my opinion

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Dave Reid's Comment
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IMO a CB is an essential tool in our line of work.

A basic model is not only adequate but preferred. I have a Uniden PC78LTX. I like this model because the squelch is on its own separate knob instead of with the volume control like most of them.

Please don't ever get a high powered radio or echo or a roger beep or any of that other garbage.

Hey guys, Maybe a silly question but I've seen people talking about buying a CB - do trucks not come equipped w/ a CB? Or maybe people just like the upgraded / fancy ones? How important is getting a "good" one? Thoughts / advice on CB's? Thanks!

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