Bluetooth Truckers: Got Your Ears On?

March 29, 2012

The U.S. Department of Transportation's new ban on handheld cell phones for commercial truck and bus drivers that went into effect on January 3, 2012 for all interstate travel, extending to holding, dialing and reaching for cell phones while driving has stirred some opposition. A lot of commercial drivers feel singled out by the federal ban, citing the number of crashes caused by cell phone use of all motorists, not just commercial vehicles.

Whether you are for or against the new federal ban, bottom line is it's the law. While some states will turn a blind eye to cell phone use, and others will give a slap on the wrist, most states plan to strictly enforce the ban. This can mean up to $2750 in federal civil penalties per offense for an individual caught violating the ban, with loss of their commercial driver's license a possibility after multiple offenses. Company's who allow their drivers to use handheld cell phones can also face steep fines of up to $11,000. With a reliable hands free Bluetooth headset costing less than $100, it doesn't seem worth the risk to drive without one.

While Bluetooth may not be popular, it's not going anywhere anytime soon. As more and more states place stricter bans on cell phone use the best thing you can do is get a comfortable high quality noise canceling Bluetooth headset and go hands free. A lot of big name companies, such as Cobra and BlueParrot, make excellent wireless Bluetooth headsets geared toward the professional driver. With extend talk features and noise canceling technology, companies are providing truckers with the perfect headset to use over the roar of their 18-wheeler engine on long trips.

BlueParrot noise canceling Bluetooth headsets seem to be a favorite among professional drivers. BlueParrot is a popular industry name having a proven track record in noisy environments. One of the newest BlueParrot headsets, the Xpressway, features advanced noise-canceling and extreme noise suppression technologies. With the extended talk feature providing over 16 hours of continuous talk time and up to 150 hours of standby time on a single charge, it's no wonder this headset is so popular. The Xpressway is very user friendly and offers three different wearing styles so you are sure to get a comfortable fit.

Bluetooth headsets are more affordable than ever. When compared to the possible fines of the new ban, the wireless headset is well worth the cost. Making the roadways safer should be a top priority of all motorists. Going hands free allows you to enjoy safer roadways while obeying the law.

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