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Scott LeVan’s radio warning to drivers ahead of deadly EB I-80 crash went unanswered

Driver LeVan used his CB to broadcast several warnings to EB drivers to spread out, impending a traffic back-up ahead, before a later crash that killed two truckers in Pennsylvania. Yet another reason to keep the radio on.

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You’ll put your eye out with that thing

The story of cousin George nearly putting his eye out with his CB mic: “No honey, self-inflicted head injuries are never cool. Now rest up, so you can be a plumber or lawyer when you grow up..."

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Can I get a radio check?

CB fouls turned into great illustrations of its proper use in two convoys over the weekend in Joplin, including a hundred-mile, 14-driver/truck video shoot "in the regular flow of traffic that came off like it was butter."

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Auto-generate a CB handle

What's your handle and how'd you get it? New ways abound: Check out CB World's online handle generator.

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Trucker Tools in the gray lady; Channel 19 getting quieter?

The decline of the CB via the profusion of trucking smartphone apps and the phones themselves gets treatment in the NY Times, and readers weight in on why Channel 19 gotten quieter lately...

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Gators, mailboxes, clowns and other road debris

Have you ever had to dodge "a guy in full clown makeup and a guy with a snake wrapped around his neck stopped, both out of their cars and arguing in the fast lane? No?"

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More just positively terrible ideas

"Probably not the best idea in the world to have something that makes random "pop pop" sounds in a warehouse crammed full of Black Cats and Everclear."

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The ‘Big Brother’ of the road

"Truckers are the 'Big Brother' of the road. They know what you're doing, people."

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Light up the night!; Come on, Ghostwriter

Reader: "I am 12-year-old boy with a big passion for lit-up bull haulers!" -- and a bit of radio check, come on.

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Mack CEO shined as plant worker on ‘Undercover Boss’

This past Sunday, as we wrote here last week, Mack Trucks CEO Denny Slagle appeared on the popular CBS show Undercover Boss disguised in a mustache, cap, and toupee. Slagle (pictured, right) struggled to install front covers straight on 11-liter engines at the Hagerstown, Md., engine plant, took corners too fast driving a high-lifting fork truck while picking parts at a parts distribution facility near Baltimore, and managed to put a small nick in an ...

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