How do you find an opportunity to be an authorized passenger
(St Paul, Minnesota, USA)
I had the good fortune of replying to an ad on Craigslist and was an authorized passenger for a long haul trip.
The driver was just looking for conversation to keep alert during the long trip as he typically had a set daytime route.
It was my first time in a semi and I learned a lot. It’s very different than the general public’s idea of trucking.
I did not realize the legalities and difficulties of having a passenger in the cab until I started looking to get a ride back home.
As my initial ride I sent copies of my ID. The driver did say that rules have changed so when transporting a person the DOT had to have the proper paperwork. Which does make sense considering the human trafficking issues in the industry.
Any suggestions on where I can find another adventurous spirit that can legally have someone ride with them?
I did post on Craigslist but I am only receiving trade requests and i’m Not looking for sexual contact. I’ve used the couch surfers website and met some very interesting people.
I realize there are some dangers associated with getting in the cab of a strangers vehicle but we are doing it all the time with rideshare apps.
As you can tell i’m Never short on conversation, however I can be quiet if that’ll get my small rodent and I back home.
Open to suggestions, Thanks