It's dripping a wet snow in the evergreens north of Spokane, Washington, and the air at the Trego Transportation truck lot is heavy with diesel fumes and moisture. But the horsepower Caterpillar engines are warming up. The running lights on the big rigs are shining with all the possibility of Christmas. And the Nordell brothers are loading their Rossi Bandits into the sleeper cabs of their matching, chili-red Peterbilt classics with nearly three million combined miles on the odometers. They grab their coolers also matching full of meat sandwiches built for a week on the road, hug Boo the rottweiler, who will not eat for three days after the brothers motor away on a run, and we tractor off.
While the trucking industry has seen its share of technology advancements in the past decade, the classic CB radio has stood the test of time. Big CB brands like Cobra and Midland continue to improve their products. Yet, when it comes to the best CB radio on the market, the opinions are endless. I love the look, design and feel. I know the whole purpose of a CB radio is for communication, so performance matters.
By Samuel Barradas. They have GPS for directions and cell phones for communication. High tech rednecks. Courteous, helping out others, picking up thumbers, and cb jabbing.
I believe it was around the watercooler one morning where Dr. David Thorpe, "Friendly" Greg Pollock, and I decided to buy a CB radio and spend our workday breaks riding the ionosphere with some grizzled old roadfolk. The office we work at is only a few hundred yards from Highway in San Jose, which constantly has heavy truck traffic, so the whole idea made a little too much sense.