texting ban

Ohio becomes 39th state to ban texting while driving

Ohio on Friday, June 1, became the 39th state to prohibit texting behind the wheel by all drivers.

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Idaho, Alaska legislatures ban handheld texting while driving

Alaska and Idaho become the 37th and 38th states to ban texting while driving for all motorists.

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West Virginia bans texting, handheld calls while driving

West Virginia became the 36th state to ban texting and handheld phone use while driving.

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Three compete for Owner-Operator of the Year, cross-border program lawsuits advance, turnpike rates rise, Baltimore bridge tolls rising and many more industry news items are featured.

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Pennsylvania bans texting

Under the new law, which takes effect in early March, violators can be fined $50.

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Maine to ban texting

The law makes Maine the 33rd state to prohibit texting behind the wheel.

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North Dakota bans texting

The new law becomes effective Aug. 1.

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Texting ban applied to hauling hazmat

Also, motor carriers are prohibited from requiring or allowing drivers of covered motor vehicles to engage in texting while driving.

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Engine problems worsen, FedEx Ground wins key case, APU grants offered to OOIDA, truck-related fatalities drop and more industry issues are featured.

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Vermont joins anti-texting roll

The law is primary, meaning police officers can stop motorists suspected of this offense alone.

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