When can a movement of a CMV during an off-duty period be considered personal conveyance?
Question 12: When can a movement of a CMV during an off-duty period be considered personal conveyance?
Answer: A move may be considered as personal conveyance if the driver is off-duty and the movement is not for the motor carrier, shipper or receiver’s commercial benefit. Examples include moving a CMV from one parking space to another at a shipper or port, or driving to a truck stop, rest area or any other location. In these situations, the CMV movement is made in the off-duty period. However, the CMV should be moved no farther than the nearest reasonable and safe location to complete the rest period.
An on-duty yard move, such as moving the vehicle a short distance while waiting to load, would not qualify as personal conveyance.