DOT Proposes Ban on Truckers’ Hand-Held Phones

December 21, 2010: The Department of Transportation Friday proposed banning interstate truck and bus drivers from using hand-held cell phones while operating a commercial motor vehicle, and sets stiff fines for violators.

Drivers could face fines of up to $2,750 per violation — and loss of their commercial driver’s license for multiple offenses — while carriers’ fines could be as high as $11,000, DOT said.

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