As of this writing, 34 states, the District of Columbia, and Guam have adopted laws prohibiting texting while driving. These laws cover all drivers, not just truck drivers.
Click here to see a table of all current state texting laws.
Illinois, Texas, and Arkansas also ban any use of cell phones in school and construction zones.
Also, for just over a calendar quarter now, no truck driver in the nation may text while transporting hazmat. Click here to read more.
What is your experience with local trucking and the new texting laws?