Monday, April 16, 2012
Distracted driving has emerged as an issue for big companies as they grapple with liability issues, new laws and the impact of distraction-related crashes on their businesses. Many companies are beginning to develop policies for their fleet drivers. "A new federal law that prohibits commercial vehicle operators from using handheld cellphones while driving affects about 4 million truck and bus drivers, plus tens of millions of other fleet drivers. A commercial motor vehicle is one that weighs more than 10,000 pounds and crosses a state line for business purposes, or any vehicle above 26,000 pounds." Read more.