NAFA Urges Cell Phone Ban for Commercial Drivers

Texting - October 3, 2011

NAFA Fleet Man­age­ment Asso­ci­a­tion is urg­ing the Fed­er­al Motor Car­ri­er Safe­ty Admin­is­tra­tion to pro­hib­it the use of both hand­held and hands-free cel­lu­lar tele­phones by all com­mer­cial dri­vers’ license hold­ers while dri­ving in com­mer­cial oper­a­tions, except in emer­gen­cies. The FMCSA is not cur­rent­ly con­tem­plat­ing a total cell phone ban, only one that would ban hand­held phone use and says it is not clear if sim­ply talk­ing on a mobile tele­phone presents a sig­nif­i­cant risk.