Hauliers based in Kalmthout (Antwerp) are the first in Belgium to equip their lorries with the Freeedrive app. The app checks whether drivers are using their mobile hands free. “Their job is to drive a lorry not to check Facebook during hours. It’s something they know!” DBT Logistics’ Chris Delcroix told VRT.

Drivers can download the app on their work smartphone. If they pick up their mobile, they hear a warning telling them that they are displaying dangerous behaviour and that they should put their phone to one side. They get a message on their mobile as well as a score that provides them with information about their smartphone use.

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