CB Radios: When The Truckers’ Tool Became A Hobby

By Linda Speckhals
A trucker used a cb radio while driving a haul. Source: (Getty).
Prior to the proliferation of the cell phone as a means of communication, on the road, drivers found another way to communicate: the CB radio. Cell phones, of course, can afford people private airspace. CBs, however, were anything but, and actually provided a way for people on the road to communicate with strangers anonymously, kind of like an internet chat room. However, they could also provide news, real-time weather and traffic, and reassurance if your transportation broke down as you would be able to radio for help.