Yes, the CB is still in use, especially in the trucking industry. At least it is here in the USA. However, the CB usage that is portrayed in the movie "Smokey.." is not all the same as it is in today's world. Truckers (or "drivers" as they are usually called now) still use it to give "bear" reports and to report any accidents in the road ahead, but you don't want to call another driver a "good buddy" anymore like they did in the movie. When the movie was filmed that was another driver and was a friendly term; somehow during the last 10-15 years that phrase has become to mean you're calling someone "gay" and it becomes an ugly verbal fight after that. The CB is also useful if you're in an unfamiliar area and you need to ask for directions.
Edited by ClaraSue (Sat Sep 16 2006 10:29 AM)
May the tail of the elephant never have to swat the flies from your face.