Speakout

Overdrive Staff | January 01, 2012

JOSE LUGO

Birmingham, Ala.

Penn Tank Lines company driver


“You shouldn’t be using your phone handheld anyway. You should use a headset. If everybody used a headset, it’d be a lot safer. Using a handheld isn’t safe at all.”

MICHAEL ROY

Burleson, Tenn.

WTI lease-purchase operator


“We need our phones on the road. So they shouldn’t be banned entirely. As long as we’re allowed to use a headset, then it’s good.”

DAVID MORALES

Laredo, Texas

Owner-operator leased to

R&A Carriers


“Glad to hear they only want to ban holding the phone. You spend a lot of time focusing on holding the phone just right to hear the best and you’re not paying attention to the road.”

RICK RICHARDS

Sacramento, Calif.

J.B. Hunt company driver