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Online Truckers On Trial

Cab computing -- which hundreds of thousands of long-haul truckers rely on for directions and communication -- is now under threat by advocates for tougher distracted-driving laws. The trucking industry argues that computers pose less of a distraction than BlackBerrys and iPhones, while safety advocates and researchers say computers present the same, if not a greater, risk.

What's more dangerous: An online trucker, or a lost one? We can't decide, but the Transportation Department will give it a go this week when it considers a federal bill that would force states to ban texting while driving if they want to keep receiving federal highway money.

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