At the Mid-America Truck show this year the FMCSA had an HOS presentation and the most asked questions were about personal conveyance. I think it is very abused in the industry. Anyway, the thing to remember is that the movement of the vehicle has to be personal in nature and cannot be business related or at the direction of the motor carrier. It must be for a non-business related purpose. They specifically mention that taking the truck to a shop for repairs or maintenance is not personal conveyance and that rule has not changed. This would include any movement of the vehicle on your off time to get it serviced. If the sole purpose of driving is to advance the load that is also not personal conveyance. Remember, it will be up to you to prove that the personal conveyance time you logged is actually personal. The FMCSA also noted that many drivers at roadside inspections do not know if they have an AOBRD or and ELD and they also do not know how to transfer the data at the roadside to an officer. These are both REQUIRED so learn which you have and how to use it. The device manual is also required to be carried so get a copy of it if you don't have it. The display also must be MOUNTED meaning you cannot have it in a cupholder. These are all common violations that can easily be avoided. I will be talking about this on my live show Monday at 1PM EST on YouTube if you have any questions. Article HERE.
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Hi! Welcome. I'm Mark and I've been a professional truck driver for over 33 years, the last 19 years at the same company. It is time that drivers got paid for every minute that we work and we are treated like the licensed professionals we are.