The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (“FMCSA”) and the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (“PHMSA”) hope there now are approximately four million fewer distracted drivers on the road. On November 23, 2011, Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood announced a final rule which specifically prohibits all interstate commercial truck and bus drivers from using hand-held cell

On September 21, 2010, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (“FMCSA”), an agency of the U.S. Department of Transportation, announced a final rule banning commercial vehicle operators from texting messages while driving.
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The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has issued a notice of proposed rulemaking that would permanently ban text messaging by commercial motor vehicle (CMV) drivers while operating in interstate commerce and to impose sanctions, including civil penalties and disqualification from operating CMVs in interstate commerce, for drivers who fail to comply with this rule.
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