Mark Schedler - DOT Sr. Editor - J. J. Keller & Associates, Inc.
June 15 , 2018
The recently published FMCSA guidance on personal conveyance provides additional flexibility for fleets that choose to allow their drivers to utilize off-duty driving or personal conveyance. The flexibility comes from the removal of the “unladen” term, which eliminates the strict requirement for a driver’s vehicle to be “empty,” and the appropriate use scenarios in Interpretation Question #26 from §395.8.
Each personal conveyance scenario will be reviewed by enforcement based on at least these 4 primary points:
The following are examples of appropriate uses of a CMV while off-duty for personal conveyance include, but are not limited to:
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