I was talking with another line driver and we both agree that this was a "knee-jerk" reaction. They haven't thought of all the implications that this policy would impose on not only the drivers, but dispatch, central and city, management, sales, etc. We live in the age of technology people. Years ago, it may have been feasible to not talk on the phone. Today, not gonna work. I, like many of you, use my cell phone as an energy boost. When I get sleepy, I call somebody to get the juices flowing again. Other drivers call me for the same reason. Do you actually think that upper management and sales reps are going to follow this policy? No, sales reps are going to continue to take orders over the phone, that is, "Hey Customer, what can I bring you for lunch?", or "How many pro labels or BOL's do you need?, "Wait, let me check my dayplanner". And all of this while driving 60-65 mph down the highway! In a cut-throat business like we are in, the one that wins most of the time is the one that cuts the throat first. They aren't going to risk losing a customer because they had to pull over to call. Time is of the essence! Rest assured that they will make an example out of somebody, but sooner or later they will wake up and smell the coffee. When freight is late, or central needs to re-route a driver after dispatch, or the city dispatchers have a customer on the phone wanting to know where the driver is and dispatch has to wait for that driver to safely pull off the road to answer his/her Nextel.....it will go away. Maybe not the policy, because now the blame for ANY accident can't be put on the company's shoulders, but I don't think said policy will be enforced until "after the fact" Just my opinion.