A new rule has eliminated one of the great dangers on the roadway, the use of cell phones by truck drivers. Now I am not stating that car drivers should be allowed to use cell phones, nor am I saying that hands free phones are significantly safer. I am saying that this is a step in the right direction.  Further, since trucks

This is a good idea. The summary of the Rule, proposed in the Federal Register (here) on December 21st,  states:

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) proposes to restrict the use of hand-held mobile telephones, including hand-held cell phones, by drivers of commercial motor vehicles (CMVs) while operating in interstate commerce. The Agency

If you or a family member were involved in a wreck with a tractor trailer chances are the professional truck driver was distracted in some manner. Proving that the driver was distracted, and how he was distracted, will likely require a lawyer. The trucking insurance companies hope you sit on your hands as the more time that passes the harder