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Petition to Add Maximum Distance/Time to Definition of Personal Conveyance

Also on March 29, CVSA submitted a petition to FMCSA to add a maximum distance and/or time a driver can operate under personal conveyance to Title 49 CFR 395.2. The petition outlines the need for a defined maximum distance and/or time to prevent abuse of personal conveyance and provide a clearer set of guidelines for law enforcement and motor carriers. CVSA initially petitioned FMCSA to make this change on Dec. 17, 2018. The petition was subsequently denied on Sept. 18, 2020. Since the original petition, additional data has become available that demonstrates the continued misuse of the provision.