What is the NEW “PC” violation on inspection reports
Updated: Aug 12, 2022
Drivers who improperly use the personal conveyance (PC) provision may be on the receiving end of a new kind of citation. As of August 2021, drivers may be cited for violating “395.8E1PC,” described as “improper use of personal conveyance exception,” a type of false-log violation.
Violations net 7 CSA points
In the Compliance, Safety, Accountability (CSA) scoring system, the violation carries seven points, the same as any other violation for falsifying a log.
The hours-of-service regulations themselves do not mention personal conveyance, and those rules have not changed. The new way to cite a PC violation, however, will help the FMCSA quantify how many drivers are abusing the PC exception.
The agency is not requiring officers to use the new citation, so some may still lump PC violations under §395.8(e), the catch-all rule for log falsification (and the seventh most common driver violation of 2020).