Truckers don't report to work and sit at a desk in a cubicle. Their office is a moving 18-wheeler that weighs about 35,000 pounds and treks up and down the highway. Being off-duty for truckers isn't like most of us going on break at work. Sometimes they are off the clock but still need to drive their truck. That's exactly why the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) established personal conveyance. It is the trucker's "off-duty status."
But it’s not that simple as the subject of personal conveyance can get complicated and confusing. Many truckers wonder what exactly qualifies and doesn't qualify as personal conveyance. Also, what are the specific rules of personal conveyance? We have some answers for you. We break down personal conveyance 101 style. Read more here and walk away with valuable personal conveyance knowledge – from what is it to what does and doesn’t qualify.