#1 Fed safety agency recommends banning cellphone use, texting by truckers, commercial d09-15-2011, 02:50 AMMurphy, a 66-year-old driver from St. Louis, likes having the option and isn't happy about a proposal by the National Transportation Safety Board to ban cellphone calls and text messaging by commercial truck and bus drivers.
09-15-2011, 07:39 AM
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Most companies have internal rules that forbid the use of cellphones while driving, but there is no way to enforce it. I imagine the NTSB will eventually get their way.
All truckers know to get off the phone when you go through a scale. They look you over pretty thoroughly sometimes; one of our guys went through not wearing a seatbelt, so they red lighted him and when he walked in they wrote him a ticket. Kind of funny; when he started to say something the officer just pointed at the exit door.
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