Our policy is no phones at all. Each truck that roles out in the morning has a company phone in it so that I can reach them, they can reach me, or they can call a customer if needed. Their families and girlfriends have the company number and can relay the message if needed. If something is going on such as one of their kids have been sick, or a family member is having surgery, then they can tell me and I will allow them to keep the phone in the glove box and check messages every once and a while
Why do people not respect us as they do other tradesmen? Because every Tom, Dick, and Harry doesn't think he can be a plumber or electrician!