CB Lingo????

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Stephanie K.'s Comment
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I am old school and was about to send a confirmation on my Qualcomm to dispatch. I remember watching the old trucker movies and they always said "10-4 Good Buddy", so I went to send that back and my trainer said "Oh no, don't send that cause it is deragatory. Any thoughts?

Qualcomm:

Omnitracs (a.k.a. Qualcomm) is a satellite-based messaging system with built-in GPS capabilities built by Qualcomm. It has a small computer screen and keyboard and is tied into the truck’s computer. It allows trucking companies to track where the driver is at, monitor the truck, and send and receive messages with the driver – similar to email.
Dave Reid's Comment
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10-4 is fine. Skip that other part.

On the Qualcomm to dispatch though, really the best confirmation response is "thank you".

I am old school and was about to send a confirmation on my Qualcomm to dispatch. I remember watching the old trucker movies and they always said "10-4 Good Buddy", so I went to send that back and my trainer said "Oh no, don't send that cause it is deragatory. Any thoughts?

Qualcomm:

Omnitracs (a.k.a. Qualcomm) is a satellite-based messaging system with built-in GPS capabilities built by Qualcomm. It has a small computer screen and keyboard and is tied into the truck’s computer. It allows trucking companies to track where the driver is at, monitor the truck, and send and receive messages with the driver – similar to email.
Bruce K.'s Comment
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What is a "CB"? rofl-3.gifrofl-3.gifrofl-3.gifrofl-3.gif

Old School's Comment
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Yep, saying "Good Buddy" has gone so far out of CB conversations that it will likely get you in a fight. Stick with 10-4 and you'll be safe. And you can trust me when I tell you that every rookie trying to talk on the radio stands out like a sore thumb. Everybody will recognize a rookie on the radio and will likely give them some grief.

Bruce K.'s Comment
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So, based on Old School's advice, it would be better to listen and learn before speaking. Are CB radios used by most truckers? Or are most trucks without a CB? I'm training to drive with Schneider and I'm not even sure if they are allowed. They have a strict policy against phone talk by drivers, although the passenger seat rider can use a phone.

Tinker's Comment
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Listen and learn is a good idea. As for your companies policies, best to check with them otherwise you will get 6 different answers to a question with w possible answers. As for how often is it in use? I keep one in my pick up and use it everytime I am on the road in it. In the big trucksb they aren't as common as they used to be, but many truckers still use them and for good reason. Most new trucks do have a place for the radio to ve mounted, some even have built in antenbas and pre wired connections.

Dave (formerly known as K's Comment
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LOL! Prime has a macro 63 "10-4 Thanks".

Used it quite a few times. For those that don't know 10-4 is "message received"

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Stephanie K.'s Comment
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I was just trying to be funny, but my trainer said it was offensive. I have that throw back humor. I have no real desire to be on the CB. I listen for road reports. It is mostly off. I usually listen to murder mysteries on CD while I am driving. Thank you for all your advice.

PJ's Comment
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Personally I feel it is a necessary piece of equipment. Many trucks don’t have them anymore it seems. Mine has saved my bacon countless times from traffic backups. Listen and learn is great advice. The good buddy term is looked at in degratory form in our society today. I listen far more than I talk on it, and always turn it off when I go into a truck stop. I learned early on drivers talking in truck stops is usually not constructive

Grumpy Old Man's Comment
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I was just trying to be funny, but my trainer said it was offensive. I have that throw back humor. I have no real desire to be on the CB. I listen for road reports. It is mostly off. I usually listen to murder mysteries on CD while I am driving. Thank you for all your advice.

I am pretty sure it's the good buddy part that is offensive. I would explain, but this is a family show.

If you know any Ex-Marines, ask them for the definition of a buddy. :)

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