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Motor Carrier Forms

Download the reports, applications and forms that motor carrier companies submit to the PUC.

New Application Forms - Please discard any old application forms and instructions and replace with the new forms and instructions that have a revised date of August 20, 2020 or newer. Beginning September 1, 2020, older versions of applications will no longer be accepted.

Interstate Motor Carriers - The PUC does not have jurisdiction over interstate motor carriers. If your service territory involves crossing state lines, you are not required to file an application for authority with the Commission. Please see our exemption list for other possible exemptions from PA PUC Authority.

Motor Carrier - New and First Time Applications Downloadable Forms

Instructions and application to become a limousine carrier that transports people between points in Pennsylvania on an advanced reservation basis in a luxury vehicle.

Instructions and application to be a commercial carrier that operates vehicles that seat 16 or more passengers, including the driver.

Instructions and application to become a motor carrier that transports property, excluding household goods in use, between points in Pennsylvania.

Instructions and application to become a broker to arrange for the transportation of passengers between points in Pennsylvania.

Instructions and application to become a broker to arrange for the transportation of household goods in use between points in Pennsylvania.

Instructions and application to become a commercial carrier of household goods in use between points in Pennsylvania.

Instructions and form for applying for emergency temporary authority and temporary authority of passengers or household goods in use.

Instructions and application to obtain approval to transfer the authority rights for small passenger and household goods carriers.

Instructions and application to become a scheduled route carrier that uses specific routes to transport people between points in Pennsylvania at specific times.

Instructions and application to transport passengers to or from airports (only) to points in Pennsylvania.

Instructions and application to provide motor carrier service in an innovative fashion between points in Pennsylvania.

Instructions and application to become a paratransit carrier that transports specific people or groups including the general public between points in Pennsylvania. This includes “Amish Taxi” services.

Instructions and Application to become a taxi carrier that transports people between points in Pennsylvania upon call or demand. Excludes “Amish Taxi” services.

Instructions and application to become a commercial carrier that operates vehicles that seat between 11 and 15 passengers, including the driver.

Instructions and application to become a contract carrier that transports passengers or employees for specific companies between points in Pennsylvania (excludes the general public).

Instructions for common and contract carriers for the preparation and filing of an initial tariff which must be filed prior to the issue of a certificate to operate.

Instructions and application package to become a Transportation Network Company (TNC).

 

Motor Carrier - Ongoing Applications Downloadable Forms

All PUC motor carriers must submit a change of address to the Public Utility Commission whenever their contact information changes. Keeping the PUC informed will ensure documents sent by the Commission will be received. Government documents will not be forwarded by the USPS, they will ONLY be returned.

Overview of the safety regulations for carriers of people, property and household goods between points in Pennsylvania.

Allows carriers of property, when transporting certain bulk commodities, when providing service exclusively in dump trucks, or when transporting shipments that do not exceed $500 in value, to waive the Commission's requirement to carry cargo liability insurance.

All utilities under the reporting requirements of 52 Pa. Code §§ 57.47, 59.48, 61.28, 63.36, 65.19, 29.43, 31.1 or 33.103 shall annually file the form by February 28th. The PDF form may be filled out electronically, printed out (or printed out and filled in by hand), and must be mailed to Secretary of the Commission, Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission, Attention Doreen Trout, 400 North Street, Harrisburg, Pa. 17120. The forms may no longer be emailed to the Commission due to security concerns.

The PUC adopted a Public Utility Planning and Readiness Self Certification Rulemaking order at Docket L-00040166. The rulemaking resulted in the creation of a new regulation at 52 PA Code Chapter 101. The attached file contains answers to frequently asked questions concerning the form that is to be filed in compliance with 52 PA Code Chapter 101.4.

Form that gives a list of items that should be done prior to signing any agreements with a moving company.

An application must be filed for any public utility or an affiliated interest of a public utility prior to its selling or transferring capital stock to any person, partnership or corporation. Also, an application must be filed for any public utility to acquire 5% or more of the voting capital stock of any corporation.

This form is used to provide the Bureau of Investigation and Enforcement with a list of the vehicles being used in taxi and limo transportation. It should be completed and submitted (between December 1st and December 31st of each year) in fulfillment of the compliance requirements and in compliance with 52 Pa. Code §29.314(c) and §29.333(d).

Statement of Operating Revenues for General Assessment of Common Carriers of Property and /or Persons by Motor Vehicle for the calendar year 2020 (Jan-Dec 2020).

The regulations regarding the change in a carrier’s name, entity, and/or fictitious name can be found at 52 Pa. Code 3.381.  These instructions have been prepared in order to summarize the requirements.

All PUC motor carriers must submit a change of address to the Public Utility Commission whenever their contact information changes. Keeping the PUC informed will ensure documents sent by the Commission will be received. Government documents will not be forwarded by the USPS, they will ONLY be returned.

Cancellation and Discontinuance Applications

Public Utility Commission motor carrier authorities must notify the Commission before closing down operations. Failure to notify the Commission can result in fines or administrative holds on further registration or transfer of vehicles in some cases.

Instructions and applications in this section are used to cancel and discontinue an existing PUC authority. Abandonment and discontinuance of service, which is published in the PA Bulletin, is required of airport transfer, brokers of household goods, brokers of passengers, call or demand, group and party carriers of 11-15, household goods in use, limousine, paratransit and scheduled route carriers. These abandonment applications are published in the PA Bulletin.

Cancellations are used for property carriers, and group and party carriers of 16+.

Motor Carrier - Cancellation/Discontinuance Applications Downloadable Forms

Instructions and application to abandon or discontinue service, in whole or in part, between points in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.

Carriers must use this form to cancel their property carrier operating authority with the PUC.

Group and Party (Passenger 16 +) Carriers must use this form to cancel their passenger carrier operating authority with the PUC. This form is ONLY for vehicles that have a seating capacity of 16 or more, including the driver.

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