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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?

Lisa:

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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