The Pennsylvania Utility Commission regulates the nearly 7,500 motor carriers that transport property, passengers or household goods, as well as brokers of passenger transportation, for compensation in Pennsylvania. Property carriers (e.g., trucking companies) and charter bus carriers (seating capacity of more than 15) are regulated for safety and insurance requirements only. Other passenger services and household goods carriers (moving companies) are regulated for rates, geographical area, customer service, safety and insurance.
Consumers, such as home owners and business owners, can find helpful information on motor carrier companies like taxis and limos.
Limos, Taxis, TNCs & Movers
Limos, taxis, transportation network companies (Uber, Lyft) and movers must be licensed by the PUC.
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Motor Carriers, including utility employees and attorneys, can review important information on motor carrier issues and policies. You can search for motor carrier authorities here.
Forms & Applications
The application process for new motor carrier applicants has been streamlined. Use these forms to apply.
Frequently Asked Questions
List of frequently asked questions regarding Motor Carrier Intrastate Authority
Unified Carrier Registration
The UCR Act requires interstate motor carriers, leasing companies, freight forwarders, and brokers to register and pay a fee.
The PUC adopted assessment factors for the transportation industry based on three utility groups to more accurately reflect the cost of regulation in each.
Learn what circumstances require motor carriers to report an accident and the process to follow.
Motor Carrier Laws
Many important laws affect how motor carrier companies are regulated throughout the state.
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Public utility documents available electronically include case dockets, public meeting orders and more.
Filing & Resources
Find utility-related reports, laws and regulations, federal filings, tariffs, procedures and more.
Consumers, utilities and attorneys can save time by submitting documents to the PUC electronically.