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Buyers Guide: Communication Gear for Truckers


While it’s unfortunate that the FMCSA and federal government enacted a ban on hands-on cell phone use in commercial trucks, the good news is that it won’t cost very much to get your gear up to spec. Quite a majority of cell phones sold now feature Bluetooth connectivity. Many GPS units for trucks also feature voice command prompts through Bluetooth devices as well. So even though you aren’t happy about having to comply, you’re probably already ahead of the game.

Well, why waste any more time with news you already know? Let’s get to the Bluetooth Headsets, Truckers!

The Jabra WAVE Bluetooth Headset. The WAVE sports three-layer wind-noise reduction voice guidance multi-use technology and a status display.

It also has digital signal processing (DSP) technology for clearer audio. It also supports Jabra’s World of Apps portal for finding voice-enabled applications that can be used with the headset.



The Blue Parrot B250-xt Bluetooth Headset is a Professional Grade Wireless Noise-canceling Headset. It works with most Cellular Phones And Bluetooth Enabled Computers.

The B250 features Xtreme Noise Suppression that blocks out background noise, even the sound of an 18-wheeler’s Engine.

Earpiece Controls: Call/Answer/End.  Earpiece Design: Over-the-head. Mic type: Semi-open Microphone Design.



Designed for mobile professionals, the Plantronics Voyager Pro Bluetooth-enabled headset is engineered to provide superior sound and comfort. Smart Sensor technology senses if youre wearing the headset, so it knows when to send calls to your headset and when to pause streaming audio during calls.

Advanced AudioIQ2 noise-canceling technology excels in windy or noisy places, delivering exceptional audio to you and your caller. Voice alerts announce talk time, volume and connection status. Dual microphones with adjustable boom provide optimal voice capture. A2DP technology streams audio for music, podcasts and GPS navigation.

The Aries Champion is designed for truckers who are looking for extended talk and standby times as well as a rugged heavy duty style headset. Its intelligent Noise Cancellation Technology blocks outside noises by counteracting any interfering sound frequencies, allowing for clear cellular transmission that is unrivaled by other Bluetooth wireless technology devices.

Worn over the head and on either ear, the Deluxe Plus Bluetooth Headset features an adjustable boom arm so the microphone can be leveled at a position most comfortable for the user. An easy access one-touch on/off button and volume controls, 20 hours of talk time and 400 hours of standby time provide a convenient and customizable alternative to other hands-free headset devices.


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