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Turtle's Comment
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"Hey Prime, looks like you're load may have shifted. One of your straps is loose."

"Back it down JB, there's a breakdown on the shoulder hanging over the white line around that next corner."

"Eastbound, there's an accident at mile marker 99. If you don't get off the next exit and take 11 around, you're going to be sitting for hours."

Just a few examples of how a CB can save time, and potentially lives. I just can't wrap my mind around the thought of not having one in my truck. Why wouldn't you? Because you're afraid of the occasional SuperTrucker or Radio Rambo? That's what volume knobs are for.


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.

Bruce K.'s Comment
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Turtle, great illustration of the value of a CB. When I started driving, I had no clue about the advantages of having a CB. After being educated here, I'm now a firm believer. When I start driving again, I will have a CB from the get-go. Heck, why wait? I'm going to get one and put it in my E-350 work truck so I can get used to it.

Chris L's Comment
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Every one talking about CB's the one I have in my truck right now I've had for about 10 years it's a Cobra 29 I originally had it in my old pickup and I never put in my new one so it sat in one of my old deployment boxes on my porch in hot and cold weather of Northern NY for the last 10 years before I installed into my truck for work I think because it has sat in the hot and cold for so long I think there might be damage of the circuit boards because I can only transmit and receive a short distance I pretty much have to be right next to some one so they can hear me. Also my Freightliner doesn't have an actual antenna there is an antenna cable my trainer told me that the whole truck is the antenna. I'm planning to invest in a new CB at the beginning of the New Year Of course that is if Momma will let me...lol.

Susan D. 's Comment
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Old School said this: "He didn't respond when several of us tried to get him on the radio."

But regardless, I think CBs are a must have for all sorts of "heads up/safety" reasons.

Mine is on the fritz for some reason and I suppose I need to have it looked at or replaced.

PJ's Comment
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I wouldn’t hit the road without mine. It has saved my bacon so many times. I bought a new one about 9 months ago. I donated my old cobra 29 to a brand new driver.

Spaceman Spiff's Comment
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Shopping for a CB currently. yeah maybe it sounds like XBox Live out there nowadays but the volume knob is still within reach.

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