Three drivers given first and last warning

Discussion in 'Experienced Truckers' Advice' started by Yank the Tank, Aug 11, 2022.

  1. Cattleman84

    Cattleman84 Road Train Member

    Nov 1, 2017
    The Sticks, Idaho
    The small OTR company that I recently left had a zero tolerance policy for having a phone in hand if caught on camera or cited for such.
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  3. Six9GS

    Six9GS Road Train Member

    Dec 3, 2012
    Yuma, AZ
    My company doesn't have inward facing cameras. So they don't monitor phone usage exactly. But, they do have a zero tolerance. If Mr. DOT cites you, you're gone plan and simple.
    That said, I have my phone and my tablet on a mount and use them when I drive. But, I seldom actually touch them while actually driving. I set them up before I start. One runs Google maps usually to give me traffic info, I do not use it for routing myself. My 10.5" tablet I run Trucker Path on so I can basically see where I'm at and what truck stops, rest areas, etc are coming up and about how far. I also have my 8" Garmin as my main routing device, along with my company 8" tablet. You might say I'm an information junky. If, for whatever reason, one of them hiccups on me while going down the road, the redundancy of multiple devices means I don't get caught in a jam. I can just set it back up next time I stop. For phone usage, I have a Bluetooth trucker headphone thingy and voice command on my phone. Easy Peasy.
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  4. Northern Nomad

    Northern Nomad Light Load Member

    Apr 1, 2020
    The frozen north
    We have them, and it’s loosely enforced. Basically, you can chance it if you like, and it’s unlikely that you will get in trouble. But, get in an accident or a citation, you’ll be fired immediately. As was stated a few comments ago, we are adults and treated as such, but if we f up, we need to accept the consequences, like adults.
  5. EuropeanTrucker

    EuropeanTrucker Medium Load Member

    Jun 15, 2018
    Spotify allows voice commands.
  6. Arctic_fox

    Arctic_fox Road Train Member

    Sep 16, 2016
    I run my phone mostly on voice commands. Only time i touch it when i drive is to undim the screen while its on the mount to check my ELD. I would still never work for a company with inwards facing nanny cams. #### that im already monitored 12 ways to sunday let me at least scratch my nose without some hopped up HR divirsity hire with an anti white hardon screeching at me like a howler monkey that just had a cattle prod rectally inserted for doing so.

    And yes that has actully happened and is a big part of why i hate the post office.
  7. roundhouse

    roundhouse Road Train Member

    Jul 11, 2018
    The big question is HOW did the company become aware of the drivers using the phone ?

    what alerted the third party company ?
    Does the third party company have fancy Software that knows what a phone looks like ?

    i know one driver that decorated pop tarts to look like a phone screen and eats them all the time to drive his nanny cam monitor nazis crazy

    he’d poke at it and hold it to his ear for a little while long enough to trigger the A-I software and then start eating it .
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  8. JC1971

    JC1971 Road Train Member

    Jul 29, 2013
    Doesn't the company get a pretty big fine also? I thought I read here $10K.
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  9. ibcalm19

    ibcalm19 Road Train Member

    Nov 30, 2015
    With all those electronic devices I see up on the dash/ windshield when passing trucks. It amazes me who is paying attention anymore to driving.
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  10. supergreatguy

    supergreatguy Heavy Load Member

    Nov 26, 2020
    The best companies are the ones that require you to watch Netflix on your phone while driving so you don’t fall asleep
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  11. Yank the Tank

    Yank the Tank Bobtail Member

    Jun 14, 2022
    Another guy got caught texting because the safety manager spotted the truck on the road and saw the driver phone in hand texting. So 3 drivers got popped by the camera and 1 by the safety manager. They ain’t playing around.
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