Yes, probably more common than you might think. It allows the company to easily communicate with contract drivers (think owner-operator here) very easily, especially on a short term contract basis. Standard 27 MHz AM CB is almost as common on big rigs as cell phones (and the use is allowed by more company policies while on the road than those cell phones). They often need to add lots of drivers for short term contracts during certain high volume seasons (think the Christmas delivery season here) and by the time they installed all of those company radios in the extra trucks the season would be over (and they'd still need to remove them!).27MHz AM CB is still used? By a global corporation nonetheless?
The large UPS depot in my area uses 461.350R, DCS612 for voice comms; CTCSS 179.9 for data (possibly only simplex)
I hear the Stratford, Ct. UPS sorting facility comms from my location. All using simplex. It almost sounds like there is one "base" unit utilizing an antenna maybe on top of the building besides the handhelds. Probably a mobile unit on low power with a power supply set up on a desk, or just a portable radio with the rooftop antenna connected to it. They are about 8 miles from me "as the crow flies".
I hear the portables very good even though the licenses say the power used is 2 Watts.
Frequencies I have heard:
Licensed but I have not heard:
They actually get very entertaining to monitor starting about this time of the year. Especially early in the morning when all of the overnight tractor trailers arrive.
Search through the pages hereSo, anybody know what's used at the Eatontown /Tinton Falls UPS facility? It's a fairly large hub.
Ref CB, last winter I was pretty surprised to hear as many companies popping up on CB with snow plow operations! So yes, it is still used, but at least around hear it seems specific to certain conditions.
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