New tech helps fleets enforce policies for mobile device use - 08-13


Distraction related to cell phone use, eating or general inattention is the second leading driver-related cause of fatal truck crashes in commercial vehicle fleets. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has penalties for drivers caught by officers using handheld cell phones while operating a vehicle. The fines go up to $2,750 per violation. The agency also can levy a maximum penalty of $11,000 for companies that permit this behavior.