Five texting and cell phone use violations will now contribute the highest (10 points) weighted severity to carriers’ numerical rankings.
Board recommended banning the use of mobile phones by commercial drivers except in emergencies.
Survey results show that 62 percent of companies have written policies prohibiting employees from using a mobile phone while driving on the job.
The Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration has proposed to restrict the use of all handheld mobile telephones.
Online video series explores the consequences of texting and cell phone use while driving.
Motor carriers with the highest safety performance records also are likely to have stringent cell phone use policies.
In 2003 Schneider National examined its high-severity crashes and found well over half resulted from distracted driving.
FocusDriven is organization devoted to raising awareness about the dangers of distracted driving.
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