Applications and Lists of Related Forms for Carriers
PASSENGER STAGE CORPORATIONS transport passengers
between points on an individual fare basis. Examples are fixed-route bus
services and "share-the-ride" airport shuttle services.
VESSEL COMMON CARRIERS transport persons or
property between points within the state. Examples are commute ferry
service on San Francisco Bay and service between California mainland
points and Catalina Island.
Complete Information and Sample Application Packet for PSC and VCC
CHARTER-PARTY CARRIERS charter their vehicles
for the exclusive use of an individual or group. Examples are a group
charter of a bus to go to a sporting event and the charter of a
limousine for a wedding. Also falling under the charter-party category
are some specialized types of passenger carrier services:
- Round-trip sightseeing service
- Transportation incidental to another business
- Transportation under contract to a business, government agency, or private school
- Transportation of agricultural workers to and from farms
Information and resources for charter-party carrier licensing requirements
Information and resources for hired drivers using rented vehicles - licensing requirements
TRANSPORTATION NETWORK COMPANIES provide prearranged
transportation services for compensation using an online-enabled
application or platform (such as smart phone apps) to connect drivers
using their personal vehicles with passengers.
Information and resources for transportation network company licensing requirements
HOUSEHOLD GOODS CARRIERS transport used
household goods and personal effects. They are commonly referred to as
"movers" or "moving companies." Household goods carriers are authorized
to perform residential moves. By specific election, they may also
conduct office moving services under their Commission-issued permit as
an alternative to securing a motor carrier permit from the Department of
Information regarding household goods carrier licensing requirements
Please visit the Insurance Requirements and Insurance Electronic Filing pages for information about filing required insurance information with the Commission.
Carriers Subject To Registration Requirements
FOR-HIRE VESSEL CARRIERS perform passenger
transportation services for compensation other than point-to-point
service that is subject to vessel common carrier regulation. Examples
are loop sightseeing service and fishing boat trips.
COMMERCIAL AIR OPERATORS
operate aircraft for commercial purposes for compensation, not
including federally certified air carriers. Examples are flight schools,
sightseeing services, and chartered intrastate flights.
PRIVATE CARRIERS OF PASSENGERS
transport passengers on a "not-for-hire" basis (that is, without
receiving any compensation for the service). Examples are a church
transporting members of its congregation and an employer transporting
its own employees.
Complete Information and Application Packet for Private Carriers
PL-740: School Pupil Transportation Declaration Form
INTERSTATE CARRIERS of
passengers or used household goods conduct for-hire transportation
services from one state to another or to a foreign country. California
participates in the Single State Registration System (SSRS).