Needing advice

Discussion in 'Experienced Truckers' Advice' started by barebear91, Sep 27, 2020.

  1. barebear91

    barebear91 Bobtail Member

    Jun 4, 2018
    Can you be fired from a company for mobile phone use violation even if you can prove through phone records you weren't using your phone.
    I just started with Transport America. I got pulled over in Arkansas on 440, officer stated he saw me holding my phone. Citation states using a mobile device while operating cmv, while inspection sheet states texting while operating a cmv.
    My phone records will prove I wasn't texting but company still is routing me in to terminal after talking to safety already.
    Need advice on what I should do.
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  3. Chinatown

    Chinatown Road Train Member

    Aug 28, 2011
    Henderson, NV & Orient
    I was pulled into the scale house for "Driver, radar detectors are illegal and there's one on your dash."
    It was my sunglasses case, so they let me go.
    Maybe the officer saw you with your glasses case.
    You're probably fired anyway. Explain to your next company about your phone records and sunglasses case.
    Does Transport America have inward/driver facing cameras?
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  4. Concorde

    Concorde Heavy Load Member

    Jun 29, 2016
    West Melbourne Florida
    If you had it in your hand you were in violation.

    You can be fired just for that depending on your company.
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  5. smokey12

    smokey12 Heavy Load Member

    May 30, 2012
    From what I have heard about Transport America lately it might be a blessing in disguise. Explain to them your story and U might get a break. You don't have to be texting you can just be looking at your phone and that is enough. Are there in cab cameras in your truck?. If you do get fired you should still be able to find another trucking job, it might just set u back a bit in the trucking world as far as pay goes.
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  6. Kyle G.

    Kyle G. Road Train Member

    Jan 23, 2016
    Eastern Iowa
    Were you holding your phone?
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  7. stillwurkin

    stillwurkin Road Train Member

    Dec 2, 2017
    someone asked. Did you have your phone in your hand? Naughty naughty. Cant be doing that. If you are to tempted, you may want to put it in the bunk or somewhere out of reach. Many of us drove for years before cell phones. You can at least do without it for a few hours. Withdrawal will be tough, but you can do it.
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  8. craig_sez

    craig_sez Road Train Member

    Sep 5, 2013
    lol..try telli g them it wasnt a cell it was an ipod or your gps fell off the dash..Or your glasses case was in hand cause your were changeing glasses and were scratching your face with case in hand..
    If you were texting or useing a ext speaker but just holding the phone then say so..Next purchase is head set..
  9. barebear91

    barebear91 Bobtail Member

    Jun 4, 2018
    Wasn't terminated, did some training assignments. A good attitude, and spotless safety record go a long way. Now just have to fight this ######## citation
  10. D.Tibbitt

    D.Tibbitt Road Train Member

    Apr 26, 2013
    Get a holder on the dash so its never in ur hand
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