Smart Devices and Truck Drivers

Cargo theft jamming devicesIn today’s society, almost everyone has a smart device. While mobile phones are helpful and convenient in numerous situations, they can be a major source of distraction for truck drivers. In fact, they have become such an issue that the FMCSA has created new regulations to help cut down on smart devices being used by truck drivers.

These new regulations now prohibit using hand held smart devices and texting while a commercial vehicle is being operated on a major interstate. These regulations also state that being caught using a hand held smart device or texting can result in disqualifications and fines. However, these regulations are not applied to devices that are used fir dispatching. It is also important to know that hands free devices and options when using smart devices are typically acceptable. While many individual states have their own laws in place to handle smart devices, regulations in place by the FMCSA tend to overrule the state standards.

So why the regulations placed on smart devices?

Studies have shown that truck drivers who text on their mobile phones while driving are 23 more times as likely to be involved in accidents when compared to those who don’t. Truck drivers who are attempting to dial their mobile phones while driving are 6 times more likely to be involved in accidents when compared to drivers who use hand held devices or none at all.

Evan Transportation was founded in 1992 by Jerry Wolfarth, who at the time had over 25 years of experience in the trucking and transportation industry. The initial operation consisted of a few trucks and drivers who were dedicated and professional. The goal of the company was, and remains, to provide excellent, dependable service.

We higher drivers with previous trucking experience, who know how to avoid these common mistakes while driving. Our drivers know how important safety is while on the road, which is why they are trained in safety before they are on the road.

We service the following areas:

  • New Jersey
  • Delaware
  • Maryland
  • Central Pennsylvania and points east
  • West Virginia (eastern part of the state)
  • Northern Virginia
  • Richmond


Contact us today for all of your freight shipment needs or call us at 443-673-3365. We will discuss your tractor trailer options for the freight you wish to ship.

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