Ban On Cell Phone Use While Driving Hits Commercial Drivers
Well, it’s official. Effective January 3, 2012, the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) and others implemented a rule banning the use of cell phones while driving for all commercial truck drivers.
Violations can be severe – up to $2,750 fine for each offense and possible commercial license suspension for multiple violations. It’s not just the drivers either – companies that allow their drivers to use cell phones while driving could be hit with fines up to $11,000.
While this restriction will undoubtedly affect many carriers, Freight Tec strongly supports the FMCSA in this decision with the ultimate objective in keeping our public roads safer.