The PSC voted to approve my request for and I received a PSC Directive. What are the next steps? The Directive does not grant you the authority to begin operations as a Class C motor carrier.
There are several steps you must follow.
An Order is issued by the PSC.
An Order will be issued by the PSC in 1 to 2 weeks after the Directive. You will receive a copy of the Order from the PSC and you have 90 days from the Order date to complete the steps to receive a Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity (Certificate) from the ORS.
A Compliance Letter is issued by the ORS.
The ORS will e-mail a Compliance Letter to you within 1 week after the PSC Order is issued. The Compliance Letter will assist you in completing the requirements to be issued a Certificate by the ORS.
Schedule a vehicle and driver inspection with the ORS.
You must have your vehicle(s) and driver file(s) reviewed by an ORS Inspector. The name and phone number of the ORS Inspector is provided in the Compliance Deficiency Letter.
Register your vehicles.
You must register your vehicles with the ORS once per year. The Renewal process starts on November 15th of each year. You must provide license plate information for each vehicle.
Class C Charter carriers are required to display an “LS” license plate.
Class C Taxi carriers are required to display a “TX” license plate. Contact your local Department of Motor Vehicles office to obtain the correct license plate.
Provide the ORS with Proof of Insurance.
You must provide the ORS with Proof of Insurance. The ORS will only accept a Form E as proof that you have the commercial insurance that meets the PSC requirements. The Form E must come to the ORS from the insurance carrier. The company name listed on the Form E must match the company name listed on the PSC Order. The Form E may be e-mailed to the ORS or submitted through NIC.
Receive a Certificate from the ORS.
You will receive a copy of your Certificate via mail and e-mail. The ORS will include important regulations that pertain to your certificate.