cell phone use while driving

FMCSA adds phone use violations to CSA

Five texting and cell phone use violations will now contribute the highest (10 points) weighted severity to carriers’ numerical rankings.

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NTSB urges ban on cell phone use

Board recommended banning the use of mobile phones by commercial drivers except in emergencies.

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Survey: Firms know of cell phone use

Survey results show that 62 percent of companies have written policies prohibiting employees from using a mobile phone while driving on the job.

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Proposal to ban cell phone use by hazmat drivers

The Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration has proposed to restrict the use of all handheld mobile telephones.

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DOT launches distracted driving video online

Online video series explores the consequences of texting and cell phone use while driving.

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Study links strict cell phone use to safety

Motor carriers with the highest safety performance records also are likely to have stringent cell phone use policies.

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Some fleets proactive on distracted driving

In 2003 Schneider National examined its high-severity crashes and found well over half resulted from distracted driving.

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National distracted driving group formed

FocusDriven is organization devoted to raising awareness about the dangers of distracted driving.

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