Yes, there are definitely rules about truck drivers texting and driving while they are on the road. These rules went into effect in January 2010. Federal guidelines state that commercial truck drivers are prohibited from texting and driving. Drivers who violate these rules could face civil or criminal penalties up to $2,750.
According to research by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), those who text and drive take their eyes off of the road for an average of 4.6 out of every 6 seconds while engaging in this dangerous activity.
So, if a truck is traveling at a speed of 55