It seems some disgruntled radio operators are targeting truckers as a excuse for the quality and type of radios in today's market. While this may be true to some extent, but I can tell you first hand how the interest in CB radios in the big trucks has steadily diminished from what it was. The company I drive for has about 150 trucks based at our Phoenix terminal and I would say that over 30 percent of the drivers don't own a radio, don't care to own one, and don't see the need. As long as they have a smart phone, GPS, Satellite radio,Qual-com dispatch, Electronic logs, and a laptop ( all going at the same time while driving down the road mind you, and don't think I'm kidding either) what would they need a CB radio for. Most of the rest of our drivers that do own a CB hardly turn it on on any way. Shame...At one time I remember when the CB radio was the truck drivers best friend, now it seems like a fading memory. Nationally it is similar regarding CB radios usage and truck drivers. A large percentage of drivers on the road today are foreign nationals and many can't hardly even converse in English much less talk on a CB or even bother to own one. These drivers are coming in droves from European countries like Serbia, Bosnia, Armenia, also the countries of India, Pakistan, Vietnam, and when NAFTA gets the the full green light, We will have thousands of Mexican trucks on our roadways. I can see how Cb manufactures would be wasting their time really going all out marketing to the modern day truck drivers as I just mentioned...in the last 15 years or so, Cb sales have dwindled, Cb shops have become scarce, even truckstops offer more of other electronic devices than CB's. So I don't think it's fair to blame truck drivers for the quality of radios today, It has more to do with how things are manufactured today. Everything is disposable! Build it cheap and build it fast, add some neat gizmos, and make sure it doesn't last!