PASSENGERS & OWN AUTHORITY

Discussion in 'Ask An Owner Operator' started by Batman13, Nov 27, 2021.

  1. Batman13

    Batman13 Light Load Member

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    What are the laws for having passengers with you in your truck if your your own authority? You know..can you bring your family with you? & if so do you need to have them covered thru your insurance?
     
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  3. shooter19802003

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    Just check with your insurance for the rider policy to make sure they are covered. Usually you have to add it, but it's cheap.
     
  4. Grumppy

    Grumppy Trucker Forum STAFF Staff Member

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    Rules say the company must authorize any passengers. You're an owner op. Therefore, you're the company. You can let anyone ride you choose.

    Having said that, you need to check with your insurance co & make sure riders/pets etc are covered/added to your policy
     
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  5. Batman13

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    Thats what I figured but wasnt sure...but if you just wanted to take them..lets say like 5 times a month..like on a short load not leaving the state..do you still have to get the covered thru insurance?
     
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  6. Batman13

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    Also, how would you make an authorization? Just make a letter and keep it in the truck?
     
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  7. Batman13

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    How much do they add to the bill?
     
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  8. TheLoadOut

    TheLoadOut Road Train Member

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    That's what I did. Used a form from a carrier I used to work for, put my logo in place of theirs.
     
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  9. shooter19802003

    shooter19802003 Road Train Member

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    I wanna say mine was $150 a year or so. Definitely less than $200.
     
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  10. Batman13

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    Oh ok thats not bad..thanks for the info!
     
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  11. Batman13

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    Its been a while since Ive been a carrier...what kinda form did you use?
     
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