Personal Conveyance is a specialized duty status for Off Duty drive time while driving a commercial motor vehicle doing non-work related activities. In Canada, you can claim up to 75 km/day (47 mi) for Personal Conveyance. This status only appears as an option in the Samsara Driver App if it has been configured by your fleet or carrier administrator (see Personal Conveyance (PC) for more information).
If your administrator enabled the Personal Conveyance status for your account, you would have received an alert about the HOS Configuration Changes.
If you are ELD Exemption in the Samsara Dashboard, you will not be able to use HOS functionality while using the Samsara Driver App.
For drivers in the United States, when you manually select Personal Conveyance (PC) and you are enabled for auto-duty, the PC status will remain indefinitely unless there is an engine restart.
For drivers in Canada, when you manually select Personal Conveyance (PC) and you are enabled for auto-duty, the PC status will remain indefinitely unless there is an engine restart or you exceed the maximum permitted distance. If you exceed the maximum distance, the Samsara Driving App prompts you to acknowledge the change in status back to On-Duty drive time.
If the Samsara Driver App is active when an engine restart occurs, the Samsara Driver App automatically prompts you to confirm if you would like to remain in PC. If you do not confirm this before the 300 second timer on the app runs out, the Samsara Driver App transitions your status to Off Duty. If the vehicle begins moving, or already is moving, the app transitions your status to On-Duty drive time.
If you navigate away from the app or close it and restart the engine, you must manually reselect PC to continue operating in PC status.
If you have already reached the maximum for that day, the Samsara Driver App displays a notice that you cannot select this duty status.
To manually set Personal Conveyance status:
From the Hours of Service view, tap the duty status bar.
Set your status to PC Personal Conveyance.
If you have already reached the maximum distance for the day, the Samsara Driver App displays an alert.
If your location cannot be determined, the Samsara Driver App prompts you to either continue without a location, or to cancel and first choose your location. For more information, see Missing Location. If you set your location, repeat this step to select the duty status.
Enter a remark to describe this status selection (required).