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Truck fleet managers, drivers, dispathchers, and the so many more people involved in truck fleet management every day all deserve a little something special this holiday season. Work Truck editors compiled just a few items we thought were a little different, useful, and ideal for our specific industry needs.

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Distracted Driving in a Connected World

The problem of distracted driving is not new, but as technology increasingly becomes a big part of life in the workplace, fleets need to put policies in place to prevent it.

6 Years Later: The Cell-Phone Ban

Even though the cell-phone ban is six years old, the temptation to use an electronic device while operating a commercial motor vehicle (CMV) is still strong for some drivers.

Know the Laws of the States You Drive

While there are many similar driving laws across the United States, fleet managers should ensure that any driver that crosses state lines is aware of some of the more subtle differences from state-to-state.

Ban Texting While Driving, But Beware of Inadvertent Consequences

The popularity of texting has skyrocketed over the past four years. All agree that texting and driving are incompatible. However, a texting ban could have unintended consequences of interfering with productivity devices business drivers and truckers rely on. There are numerous ramifications to overzealous prohibitions on the use of on-board electronic communications that potentially may be counter-productive to driver safety. Let's target unsafe driving behavior, not on-board productivity tools.

Texting While Driving: A Major No-No!

Texting while driving, one of the latest forms of driver distraction, poses significant accident risks and has gained the attention of lawmakers developing anti-texting laws.