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Carriers are required to file evidence of one or more types of insurance coverage to secure and maintain active operating authority or registration. All carriers are required to file evidence of liability coverage. Minimum limits vary by type of carrier and other factors. Please see Insurance E-Filing for more information.
Any for-hire passenger carrier that employs workers in its operation must file evidence of workers' compensation coverage by filing either (1) a certificate of insurance (Commission form TL-938) or (2) a certificate of consent to self-insure issued by the Department of Industrial Relations.Minimum insurance coverage limits and other requirements are set forth in Commission general orders. You may view a table that shows the General Order applicable to each type of carrier and coverage (for example, charter-party carrier liability coverage = General Order 115). From there you may view any insurance-related general order in its entirety.
Yes. The PUC issues passenger stage corporation (PSC) certificates and charter-party carrier (TCP) permits and certificates. There are distinct differences in the manner in which PSCs and TCPs operate:
The law provides three types of certificates and three types of permits. These operating authorities and the services they authorize are:
PSC certificates may be transferred by formal application to the Commission (see section entitled "How do I apply for a PSC certificate?"). The filing fee is $300.
TCP certificates (Class A, B, and C) may be transferred by filing a form application with the License Section. The filing fee is $300. You may download a transfer application packet. An informational packet is available to assist you in completing the application. These items may also be requested by contacting the License Section at (800) 877-8867 or email@example.com.TCP permits (type P, S, and Z) are not transferable
Yes, there are some common requirements related to insurance and safety of operation:
With the exception of holders of a Class C charter-party carrier certificate, the following minimum liability insurance requirements apply (based on vehicle seating capacity, not including the driver):
The minimum coverage for Class C charter-party carriers is $750,000, regardless of vehicle seating capacity. For additional information see General Order 101 (applicable to PSCs) or General Order 115 (applicable to TCPs).
Send a written request to:
Public Utilities CommissionAttn: Supervisor, License Section505 Van Ness Ave.San Francisco, CA 94102-3298Enclose copies of the materials you will use to provide the required services, namely:
Also provide a statement that you are familiar with the Commission's alcohol and controlled substance testing program requirements, including General Orders 157 and 158, Resolutions TL-18716 and TL-18760, and Parts 40 and 382 of Title 49 of the California Code of Regulations (CFR).
You will be issued a Temporary Acknowledgement of Vehicle Added letter. Please do not take this Acknowledgement of Vehicle Added letter to DMV. This Acknowledgement of Vehicle Added letter is temporary and it should be kept in your vehicle at all times.
If there are any changes regarding vehicle license plate numbers, it is your responsibility to submit a PL 664 reflecting these changes.
Limousine Decals: Currently these DECALS are not in production. However, all carriers that received a Temporary Acknowledgement of Vehicle Added letter will be issued a DECAL once the CPUC begins production of these DECALS.