Government Imposes Ban on Cell Phones for Truck Drivers

Just after Thanksgiving, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) announced that they would be implementing a ban on the use of cell phones for drivers of commercial motor vehicles. The ban does not apply to totally hands free operation such as a bluetooth ear piece or wired mic and ear bud combination as long as those devices can be operated by use of a single button on the device. That being said, push-to-talk operation of any sort on a telephone is not permitted even if the PTT is done on a earpiece. Continue reading