CDL Company Issued Mobile Device Acceptable Use Guidelines

Policy Revision: 2018.01

The company invests significant financial and human resources to provide you with a device that facilitates a safe and productive workday. These guidelines are in place to protect company information and data,  ensure that the Company has the ability and authority to take appropriate measures to prevent the loss of resources that would result in Schuster's financial or reputation loss, and establish guidelines for appropriate use of assigned devices and accessories.

Device Policy and Acceptable Use

  1. You are responsible for the device issued to you. You may not give it, lend it, or leave it with another person. It must be mounted in your vehicle at all times during your work day.

  2. You may not operate your vehicle without a device and without being logged in to the Trakit GPS application on your device.

  3. You may not attempt to circumvent security policies in place on your device. They are in place to minimize distraction and support compliance with Federal, State, and Local laws as well as applicable company policies.

  4. You are responsible to protect your device from being lost, damaged, or stolen. Furthermore, at the termination of employment or layoff (either voluntarily or involuntarily) you are responsible to return your device to your dispatcher, plant manager, or to the IT Department and failure to do so will be considered theft of company property. The cost that the company incurs to replace a lost, stolen, or not returned device may be deducted from employee paychecks to the maximum extend permitted by law.

  5. You may not leave your device in your truck or personal vehicle overnight as this increases the likelihood of it being lost, stolen, or damaged from extreme heat or cold. It is recommended that you take your device home with you each day to (1) charge it, (2) protect it, and (3) receive schedule updates as the schedule is posted for the following day.

  6. Your device should be fully charged when you arrive at work each day.

  7. If for any reason there is a regulatory or legal requirement in connection with a threat of litigation, you are required to surrender the device to the Company. In addition, the Company may require you to return the device following an incident or accident in order to complete its' investigation.

  8. When you use Google Maps map data, traffic, directions, and other content, you may find that actual conditions differ from the map results and content. Google Maps does not have awareness into limitations such as low bridges or roads with weight limits. Therefore, you are expected to exercise your independent judgment and use Google Maps at your own risk. You’re responsible at all times for your conduct and its consequences.

  9. You may not attempt to login to your device/vehicle prior to arrival at work; doing so will be subject to disciplinary action up to termination of employment.

  10. Appropriate use of statuses in the Trakit GPS app that accurately reflect your work is required.

  11. Accuracy in data entry of key performance metrics (such as mileage or fuel) is required.

  12. You are responsible to comply with Federal, State, and Local laws as well as Company policies with regard to use of this device. Under these laws and policies, while you are in travel lanes or stopped at traffic control devices you may only use a single button to place or answer a push to talk call on a Company-provided device from normal seated position with the device mounted on a cradle in close proximity to you. Interaction beyond this scope will require you to move your vehicle safely out of travel lanes. Failure to comply may result in disciplinary action up to and including termination of employment.

  13. You may not send outbound text messages. Incoming text messaging is enabled on your device for the single purpose of receiving your work schedule each day. Any other incoming text message is in violation of company policy and should be reported directly to Ross Jackson (Safety Director) or the IT Department (410-363-6301).