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Overheard on Channel 19, vicinity of Lexington, Ky., January 31, 10:40 a.m. EST
When a potential heckler/joker/mocker announces himself on the CB, sometimes things come to a fitting end, though it might take a little longer than would be ideal.
Voice1: Breaker 1 – 9, any of you drivers looking for a dog?
[Silence, count 1, 2, 3, 4, 5…]
Voice2: Hey what’d the driver say?
Voice3: Sounded like he’s got himself a doll.
Voice2: That’s what I thought I heard.
Voice4: I think that’s D – O – G as in “dog,” driver.
Voice3: Anybody else hear “dog?”
Voice5 (female): What kind of dog?
Voice3: Got no room for it myself.
Voice2: Driver, come on. What kind of dog are we talking about?
Voice5 (female): Thank you, driver. What kind of dog?
Voice6: I think he ought to take his radio and throw it out the window.
He may have. As long as I was in range, he was never heard from again…
Affected tractors are equipped with an automated Eaton UltraShift Plus or Eaton Advantage Transmission with right hand stalk shifter. In the affected trucks, the display on the instrument panel can indicate “N” when the shifter is set into “D” or “R,” causing the truck not to move.