Safety & Compliance

Cell Phone Use

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January 2018, Work Truck - Department

6 Years Later: The Cell-Phone Ban

By Kathy Close

Even though the cell-phone ban is six years old, the temptation to use an electronic device while operating a commercial motor vehicle (CMV) is still strong for some drivers. In 2016, more than 21,000 roadside inspection reports contained a violation for using a handheld mobile device while operating a CMV.

Tags: Hands-Free, Cell Phone Use, cell phone laws, Safety & Compliance, Cell Phone Ban

December 2013, - Editorial

Commentary: Why I Changed My Mind About Cell Phone Bans

By Rolf Lockwood, Executive Contributing

I hate rules, but there’s one I like, namely the ban on cell-phone use while driving. It’s a long way from universal state to state, but New York has just gotten very tough indeed on truck-driver use of cellular tools, and that’s fine by me.

Tags: Cell Phone Use, HOS

February 2008, - Feature

Getting 'Em Back On The Road - Fast

By Steve Mitchell, managing editor

Used to be, when a driver's rig stopped dead in its tracks, that driver was in for some serious downtime. He had to put out the cones, lock up the cab, then walk or hitch a ride to the nearest pay phone.Then, seemingly overnight, the cell phone arrived, an invention that could turn a daylong nightmare into a few hours of inconvenience.

Tags: GPS, Cell Phone Use


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