Since the CVSA Out-of-Service criteria went into effect, less than 1% (4,720) of all driver inspections (559,940) have resulted in the driver being cited for operating without an ELD or grandfathered AOBRD.
By law, commercial motor vehicle drivers must use safety belts, according to Section 392.16 of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations. In 2016, there was a 1.5% increase in the number of truck drivers in fatal crashes who
were not wearing a safety belt.
Many states that have passed hand-held phone bans and texting bans provide for various exemptions for emergencies, law enforcement personnel, emergency medical technicians, firefighters, state DOT employees, etc.