Extra Money From Carrying A Passenger?? O/O

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Steven G.'s Comment
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Hello all,

I am an O/O driver and have been looking for extra ways of making extra money on my hauls. I was thinking of offering up my passenger seat for a per mile fare for people looking for long-distance travelling. I am aware there are safety and logistical concerns but that is not why I am here. I am wondering if anyone can help identifying possible regulations that would prohibit me from doing this. I am aware of FMCSA's 392.60 regulation on unauthorized passengers but these passengers would be authorized by me as a O/O. Would it matter if it was interstate or intrastate? I would really appreciate any feedback guys. Once again, I am aware of logistical and safety issues I am concerned as of now only on regulations.

Thank you very much and safe travels to all. Steven

CSA:

Compliance, Safety, Accountability (CSA)

The CSA is a Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) initiative to improve large truck and bus safety and ultimately reduce crashes, injuries, and fatalities that are related to commercial motor vehicle

FMCSA:

Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration

The FMCSA was established within the Department of Transportation on January 1, 2000. Their primary mission is to prevent commercial motor vehicle-related fatalities and injuries.

What Does The FMCSA Do?

  • Commercial Drivers' Licenses
  • Data and Analysis
  • Regulatory Compliance and Enforcement
  • Research and Technology
  • Safety Assistance
  • Support and Information Sharing

Interstate:

Commercial trade, business, movement of goods or money, or transportation from one state to another, regulated by the Federal Department Of Transportation (DOT).

Intrastate:

The act of purchasers and sellers transacting business while keeping all transactions in a single state, without crossing state lines to do so.

Fm:

Dispatcher, Fleet Manager, Driver Manager

The primary person a driver communicates with at his/her company. A dispatcher can play many roles, depending on the company's structure. Dispatchers may assign freight, file requests for home time, relay messages between the driver and management, inform customer service of any delays, change appointment times, and report information to the load planners.
Old School's Comment
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Hey Steven, we focus our efforts helping new drivers understand how to make a good start in the trucking career. I think you'd be better served by going to the OOIDA website and posing this question.

OOIDA:

Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association

Who They Are

OOIDA is an international trade association representing the interests of independent owner-operators and professional drivers on all issues that affect truckers. The over 150,000 members of OOIDA are men and women in all 50 states and Canada who collectively own and/or operate more than 240,000 individual heavy-duty trucks and small truck fleets.

Their Mission

The mission of OOIDA is to serve owner-operators, small fleets and professional truckers; to work for a business climate where truckers are treated equally and fairly; to promote highway safety and responsibility among all highway users; and to promote a better business climate and efficiency for all truck operators.

PackRat's Comment
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This is a website designed to help those thinking about trucking, newer drivers just starting out, and those wondering about training. Best to contact OOIDA.

OOIDA:

Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association

Who They Are

OOIDA is an international trade association representing the interests of independent owner-operators and professional drivers on all issues that affect truckers. The over 150,000 members of OOIDA are men and women in all 50 states and Canada who collectively own and/or operate more than 240,000 individual heavy-duty trucks and small truck fleets.

Their Mission

The mission of OOIDA is to serve owner-operators, small fleets and professional truckers; to work for a business climate where truckers are treated equally and fairly; to promote highway safety and responsibility among all highway users; and to promote a better business climate and efficiency for all truck operators.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Steven G.'s Comment
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Sorry, guys. Thanks for the redirect.

Truckin Along With Kearse's Comment
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Excellent teaching post!

If this guy was raking it in as an OO..... would he need extra cash????

Would he be scouring the net to add a measley couple hundred d bucks?

i wish him all the best.

Steven G.'s Comment
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Sometimes it's just nice to have some company though. Or someone to show the importance of trucking to. On those good days sometimes it's just good to share the experience. Wouldn't mind some extra coin from from it for gas either. Just don't wanna do anything illegal though.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Sid V.'s Comment
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I would be surprised if you find any regulations. I know that at a mega carrier of you bring a passenger you have to pay for insurance for them, so maybe ask your insurance if there's anything you should consider.

Also, you could always train for a mega. You would have to play by their rules and i wouldn't train in my own truck personally. The money is pretty good. But I know where you're coming from.

PackRat's Comment
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My biggest worry would be insurance. What if something “happened”? Real or imaginary?

Bruce K.'s Comment
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I was thinking along the same lines as PackRat.

Common sense should be regulation enough against the idea of carrying passengers for extra money.

We could have a separate topic here about all the things that could go wrong. It would be a long thread.

Tractor Man's Comment
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Wouldn't mind some extra coin from from it for gas either.

I wouldn't dare put gas in my tractor!

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