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dot regulations on infants being on the big truck and seat belt safety rules

by piper
(morganton nc usa)

My husband and I are leasing a truck from the company he works for. He is buying the truck. We just had a baby. We are interested in having our baby on the truck. We just don't know the proper information for about going about that. Does she have to be a certain age? What is the safety rules? Like what do we need to have to secure her car seat in the back? I have seen babies and toddlers on the truck but haven't found any information on it. He drives over the road long distance.If you could provide any information possible we would be grateful. Thank you for your help and time.

Response from Vicki:

Hi, Piper,

Thank you for asking a question through our site.

You are certainly brave to consider taking a baby in a large truck on the road. Doing so may or may not save you money, depending on what happens.

We have no experience with this topic, so we're not able to guide you that way.

I have done a little looking on the FMCSA's website -- -- but found nothing about the age of passengers in a commercial motor vehicle.

You are, of course, free to do your own research on that site. If you find something I did not, please let us know.

If you are unable to find what you're looking for there, I suggest that you turn to websites where truckers' wives meet, to ask them.

I hope you find the information you need to make an informed decision.

Mike and I wish you all safe travels and lots of money saving opportunities on the road.

Best regards,
Vicki Simons

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Jan 29, 2015
Rider Policies
by: Cashawnda

Most companies are restricted on the age of their riders by their insurance. If you all are owner operators check with your insurance company about their required age whether provided by the company or if you pay your own. I only say this because if the child is too young and god forbid something happen the child would not be covered. Just a helpful hint. I don't know specifics but your insurance provider is the best place to start for age.

As far as restraints, I've seen drivers bolt the car seat to the floor. But again, I'm not totally certain on restrictions.

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