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FasterTruck News Letter

NO Texting Law for USA Commercial Truckers, Truck Drivers


Posted on 28th Oct 2010 @ 10:14 AM


A federal rule that bans texting while driving a commercial vehicle went into effect Wed, Oct. 27 2010.

The fines are hefty, up to $2,750 for the driver and up to $11,000 for the carrier. Texting while driving is a driver responsible offense and is worth 10-points under CSA 2010, a Very Severe Offense.

OOIDA, the Owner Operator Independent Drivers Association had a strong hand in crafting the legislation and a few exceptions were made.

Read the whole story at LandLine Magazine: http://www.landlinemag.com/todays_news/Daily/2010/Oct10/112510/102610-03.htm