In-cab antennae tracks drivers’ cell phone activity

Sources: inthinc Technology Solutions Inc., Salt Lake City; CP staff

A new antennae detects cell phone wave frequencies emitted from a truck driver’s seat, verbally warns the user to terminate the call or text, and sends real-time alerts to a web portal or directly to a fleet manager.

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NRMCA delineates FMCSA cell phone ban do’s and don’t’s for mixer drivers

Source: National Ready Mixed Concrete Association, Silver Spring, Md.

In a recently issued final rule, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration greatly restricts commercial vehicle drivers’ use of hand-held mobile phones, and exposes a) violators to maximum $2,750 fines and/or commercial driver’s license disqualification; and, b) vehicle-owning employers to maximum fines of $11,000 per violation.

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