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Wow. I had no idea the FMCSA was looking to outlaw cell phone use. This would really be a huge change to commercial trucking operations. How do you think this will affect businesses?

What was the result of the second summit last week?


Great question! As of today, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has a final rule that a driver of commercial motor vehicle can be punished with a fine along with a fine for the employers.
The Federal Railroad Administration final rule bars texting by rail employees.
Finally, the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration's has proposed a rule prohibiting texting on electronic devices by drivers during the operation of a motor vehicle containing a quantity of hazardous materials requiring placarding under 49 CFR part 172 or any quantity of a select agent or toxin listed in 42 CFR part 73.
Follow the discussion at http://ohsonline.com/articles/2010/09/15/distracted-driving-summit-to-debate-employer-role.aspx

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