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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.   

Regulatory Topic: Personal Conveyance guidance
Published Date: Friday, February 28, 2020
Issued Date: Friday, February 28, 2020