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Limousines

Limousines operating within Pennsylvania must be licensed by the Public Utility Commission, maintain adequate insurance coverage and adhere to the Commissions vehicle safety regulations. Unlike taxicabs, limousines provide transportation by advance reservation within points in Pennsylvania.

By definition, limousines are luxury-type vehicles seating 10 passengers or less, excluding the driver. Limousines shall have at a minimum:

  • Air conditioning
  • AM/FM stereo radio
  • Deluxe leather or fabric upholstery
  • Deluxe wheels or wheel covers
  • Four doors
  • Wheelbase of at least 109 inches

Pursuant to commission order entered October 16, 1997, limousine companies may establish or change rates with one days notice to the Commission. Rates may be based on mileage or time, or both. Gratuities may be included in rates if included in the company's filed tariff; however, customers should be informed of any and all charges, including gratuities when quoted rates for service.

Before contracting with a limousine company, consumers should:

  • Ensure the limousine company is licensed by the PUC. Ask the company to provide their PUC number (if not listed in the phone book or advertisement). To verify the validity of their license, call one of the PUC District Offices listed in the Staff Directory.
  • Shop around for more than one price quote, since charges vary among companies.
  • Retain all paperwork received from the company, such as service agreements and receipts for any fees paid.

Complaints regarding rates, service and/or safety may be directed to the District Office closest to the company's office location. (See Motor Carrier Complaints for more information.)

Limousine Service in Philadelphia

Effective April 10, 2005, Act 94 of 2004 transfers oversight of limousines providing service between points within Philadelphia, and service from an airport, railroad station or hotel located in Philadelphia, from the Public Utility Commission to the Philadelphia Parking Authority. Limousine carriers that hold operating authority from both the Public Utility Commission and the Philadelphia Parking Authority will be regulated by the PPA for transportation to and from Philadelphia. All other limousine transportation within Pennsylvania will be regulated by the Public Utility Commission.

The Philadelphia Parking Authority’s scope of limousine service also includes carriers providing limousine service, airport transfer service and group and party service as defined by the Public Utility Commission.

Questions and/or complaints about limousine service as regulated by the Philadelphia Parking Authority should be forwarded to 1-888-591-3636 or www.philapark.org.

Taxicabs

Taxicabs operating within Pennsylvania are required to be licensed by the Public Utility Commission, maintain adequate insurance coverage, charge fees approved by the PUC and adhere to the commissions driver and vehicle safety regulations. Taxi companies must also comply with certain standards regarding service set by the commission such as:

  • Providing service upon demand, regardless of the distance of the trip.
  • Taking the shortest route to the requested destination.
  • Charging a fare based on an approved flat rate, odometer mileage, a meter reading or in accordance with zones.
  • Posting rates inside vehicle.
  • Providing a receipt upon request.
  • Ensuring passenger area and trunk are clean and sanitary.
  • Ensuring vehicle meets all Pennsylvania equipment and inspection standards.
  • Marking vehicle with the name of the company, the PUC number (PUC A-#), and a vehicle number.
  • Ensuring meter is sealed.

Public Utility Commission Enforcement Officers conduct taxicab inspections throughout the year to ensure taxicabs are safe and clean, drivers are properly licensed, and companies are providing reasonable service. Insurance coverage is also monitored to ensure it remains in effect. A taxicab company failing to meet the commissions driver, vehicle and service standards may be subject to fines and/or loss of its operating license. 

To file a complaint, complete the online Taxi Complaint Form.

Philadelphia Taxis & Limos

Learn more about the Philadelphia Parking Authority oversight of taxicabs and limousine services in the city of Philadelphia.

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Transportation Network Companies

Transportation Network Companies (TNCs), such as Uber, Lyft and Z Trip, have a license to operate issued by the PUC and have insurance on file with the PUC Insurance Section.

TNC regulations can be found in Title 66 - PUBLIC UTILITIES; Chapter 26 Transportation Network Service. Chapter 26 was added November 4, 2016, P.L.1222, No.164, effective immediately.

If you have a complaint or question about a TNC, you can contact the nearest PUC Motor Carrier Enforcement Office:

  • PUC Enforcement Pittsburgh & Altoona District Office - Phone: 412-423-9310
  • PUC Enforcement Philadelphia District Office - Phone: 215-965-3721
  • PUC Enforcement Harrisburg District Office - Phone: 717-787-7598
  • PUC Enforcement Scranton District Office - Phone: 570-963-4590

Household Goods Movers

Household goods movers operating within Pennsylvania are required to be licensed by the Public Utility Commission and must maintain adequate levels of insurance coverage and charge fees approved by the PUC.

Moving Company Brochure - Guidelines for consumers to follow when hiring a moving company.

Before hiring a moving company, consumers should consider the following standards:

  • Mover must provide a written estimate.
  • Estimate is based on applicable tariff charges (hourly rate if distance is 40 miles or less) or on a weight and mileage basis (if distance is over 40 miles).
  • If the actual bill exceeds the estimate by more than 10% you must pay the estimated charges plus 10% of the estimate or $25 (whichever is greater). You have up to 15 days after delivery to pay the balance.
  • Loss or damages automatic protection is insured up to 60 per pound per article. (If additional protection is desired, consumer must purchase it through the moving company or private insurer.)
  • Ensure the company is licensed by the PUC. All movers operating within Pennsylvania must display their PUC number in advertisements (such as phone books).
  • Ensure you receive an Information for Shippers form prior to signing any agreements.
  • Shop around for more than one estimate since tariff charges do vary among companies.

At the conclusion of a move, check delivered items for missing or damaged goods prior to signing the delivery receipt. Note any problems (service or damages) on the delivery sheet and do not sign until all items have been moved. Keep all paperwork given to you by the moving company.

If you wish to file a complaint, please contact the District Office nearest you, in writing, with the following information:

  • Name of company and anyone you dealt with.
  • Date(s) of move.
  • Amount of estimate and actual amount charged.
  • Nature of complaint.*

Please note: The commission cannot order reimbursement for damaged household goods or investigate a complaint involving goods moved out of Pennsylvania or placed in storage for more than 90 days. However, during an investigation, violations of PUC regulations may be discovered.

Household Goods Operators List

This is a list of active Household Goods Carriers certificated by the Public Utility Commission to perform household goods moves in specific areas between points in Pennsylvania. Please contact the carrier for specific rates and approved territories.

Utility Code Utility / Company Info
8916906 MAK MOVERS & STORAGE LLC
113 EAST CHESTNUT STREET

SOUDERTON, PA, 18964
NEW HORIZON MOVERS & STORAGE
708026 MARTIN ENTERPRISES, LLC
1038 NEW HOLLAND AVENUE

LANCASTER, PA, 17601
MARTIN CFS
8917184 GRAEBEL/EASTERN ACQUISITION MOVERS LLC
805 HUNTINGTON COURT

SOUTHLAKE, TX, 76092
8916211 LITEMOVERS.COM LLC
687 W LANCASTER AVE

WAYNE, PA, 19087
8917264 ARMSTRONG RELOCATION COMPANY PENNSYLVANIA LLC
1074 E MAIN ST

MOUNT JOY, PA, 17552
JACK TREIER MOVING & STORAGE
8917297 STELLAR MOVERS LLC
1105 GREENWICH STREET

PHILADELPHIA, PA, 19147
8917548 JAMES E FRETZ & SONS LLC
821 MCCLINTOCK AVENUE

BELLE VERNON, PA, 15012
James E Fretz Transfer
8917649 KURTIOUS MOVING LLC
522 E BEAVER ST

BELLEFONTE, PA, 16823
8917677 RYAN MOVING LLC
501 STATE ROUTE 130

TRAFFORD , PA, 15085
8913960 BROTHERS MOVERS LLC
264 SURREY ROAD

SOUTHAMPTON, PA, 18966
8917752 SSMT PHL LLC
2109 BELLEMEAD AVE

HAVERTOWN, PA, 19083
SUBURBAN SOLUTIONS
8917997 MAKE MOVES LLC
525 E MAIN ST

CARNEGIE, PA, 15106
8917426 FRIENDLY MOVERS LLC
235 KAUFMAN ROAD

GIBSONIA, PA, 15044
8918302 OLYMPIA MOVING & STORAGE LLC
17 BRIDGE STREET

WATERTOWN, MA, 02472
OLYMPIA MOVING & STORAGE
702298 A ACTION FAMILY MOVING CO., INC
TRANSTAR MOVING SYSTEMS
PO BOX 570
MOORESTOWN, NJ, 08057-0570
TRANSTAR MOVING SYSTEMS
8918518 VALLEY WIDE MOVERS LLC
2345 RIDGE DRIVE

HELLERTOWN, PA, 18055
8918587 JOEL SICHERMAN
210 DIVISION ST

KINGSTON, PA, 18704
BESTDARNMOVERS
705903 JAMES & DEBRA AMENT
1866 AUBURN STREET

BETHLEHEM, PA, 18015
WE-HAUL MOVING
8918623 GOODRICH MOVING SERVICES LLC
201 WINDSOR ROAD

POTTSTOWN, PA, 19464
8918717 THE MOVE SMITH LLC
404 ARMSTRONG DRIVE

WEST CHESTER, PA, 18380
8916824 AMERICAN OFFICE INSTALLERS INC
820 ROUTE 910 STE 3

CHESWICK, PA, 15024
8919116 C D LOSCO LLC
2880 BERGEY ROAD SUITE E

HATFIELD, PA, 19044
COLLEGE HUNKS HAULING JUNK & MOVING
8919219 MOVERAMA LLC
426 EAST ALLEGHENY AVENUE #B5

PHILADELPHIA, PA, 19134
8919262 BLL CHARLES INC
1101 WILLIAM FLYNN HWY #5

GLENSHAW, PA, 15116
BLL CHARLES INC DBA COLLEGE HUNKS HAULING jUNK & MOVING
8919402 ABC MOVERS PHILADELPHIA INC
600 RED LION ROAD, APARTMENT K7

PHILADELPHIA, PA, 19115

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