Reviewing your cell phone plan and behavior

| February 16, 2012

On the other extreme is a friend of mine who carries a cell phone but leaves it turned off until he has need of it. He does not like interruptions. He’ll stay focused on the task at hand, pausing to turn on the phone every now and then to check messages or make an outgoing call. A good day for him would be a day when he did not talk on the phone at all.

When I was mixing and mingling with expedite carrier CEO’s at the Sylectus conference, it was interesting to observe their cell phone use. Some turned their phones off during meetings. Others turned the sound off but set them in sight on the table to monitor text messages and call alerts.

If you are a truck driver, what kind of cell phone user are you and how important is that next call or message really? If you totaled up the time you spent on the phone yesterday, would you say the time was wisely used or could it have been better and safer spent?