HARRISBURG – As part of an ongoing effort to address changes in the transportation industry, the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission (PUC) today encouraged concerned parties to submit comments regarding proposed changes to the Commission’s regulations governing the motor carrier industry.
The comments submitted in response to the Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking will be used in the PUC’s reexamination of motor carrier regulations, including businesses that transport passengers, property and household goods – as part of an effort to ensure that the transportation industry in Pennsylvania operates safely and also continues to innovate. In recent years, the oversight of these industries has evolved, in response to changes in federal law as well as market forces.
Possible topics for comment include:
The regulation of property carriers.
The regulation of group and party carriers.
Fines and assessments.
The granting of provisional authority.
Web-based training for new and current carriers.
Various Commission General Orders, Policy Statements and guidelines for transportation utilities.
Any other specific considerations.
All comments must reference Docket No. L-2017-2604692 and should be submitted to the following address:
Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission
Commonwealth Keystone Building, 2nd Floor
400 North Street
Harrisburg, PA 17120
The comments should be submitted within 60 days of the publication of the Advanced Notice of Proposed Rulemaking in the Pennsylvania Bulletin.
Comments should include references to sections of the Commission’s current regulations. They should also provide a rationale for the proposed change and include specific proposed language for changes to the regulations.
Previously, the Commission approved updated regulations intended to reduce barriers for passenger carriers and moving companies.
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Docket No.: L-2017-2604692