Updated: 2 days ago
Communication is vital and important whether you're a freight hauler on a long-haul trip across the united states, a tow truck driver, or hauling truck operator. Old CB radios are increasingly unreliable, especially across vast distances, and cell phones cause unwarranted distractions that can leave your business liable. Thanks to technological improvements, there are better ways for truck drivers to communicate today than ever before.
A CB radio, or a Citizens Band Radio offers short-distance radio communication using 40 select channels within the 27 MHz (11 m) band. This isn’t the most secure form of radio, as it is shared by many users at one time. Just one station transmits at a given time, but other stations can listen in and wait to use the channel when it becomes available.
It’s easy to see how this system could create issues with efficiency, as well as privacy. Plus, you can only communicate from so many miles apart—generally no more than 25 miles. So, while some truck drivers still rely on it, it’s not always the best option.
Some truckers have resorted to using trucking apps on smartphones to communicate, more advanced radio systems offer a more ideal and safer route. After all, local State and Federal laws ban commercial drivers from using their cell phones to communicate.
Fleet Radio offers a convenient way for truckers to stay in touch across the southeast – offering clear coverage wherever a cellular network is present. Check out our cellular network coverage map for more information. Wide area radio coverage provides safe, legal, and static-free communication, available at the push of a button.
· Coverage starts at just $30 per month, per radio (this is less than the cost of providing a cell phone to each driver in your fleet)
· We offer top quality products made for everyday use
· GPS and SOS features improve management and safety of drivers
· Clear, static-free and uninterrupted communication that spans across the United States