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INTRASTATE OPERATING AUTHORITY IN VIRGINIA (PART 3)

Posted on August 4, 2011 at 11:37 PM Comments comments (0)


In this final segment of the series Intrastate Operating Authority in Virginia; the remaining two classifications of Property Carriers and Brokers will be observed in this segment.  As a reminder, the classification of Passenger Carriers was covered in Part 2 last week.  In observing Property Carriers and Brokers, the "sub-classifications" under each classification will be mentioned as well as a brief description of each.  An analysis of Property Carriers and Brokers   is as follows:

Property Carriers are comprised of three types; household goods carriers, bulk property carriers and property carriers and are described respectfully:

1. Household Goods Carrier: is when an operator is transporting goods and or property with the purpose of the goods to be used in dwelling or living necessities.  The householder, owner, and or factory/store who arrange for the transporting of the goods usually have made payment arrangements accordingly.

2. Bulk Property Carrier: is an operator that transports goods that are non- gaseous and or non-liquid.  Bulk property is classified as goods that aren't used in containers; and thus can be removed by single handling removing the items.  These items can be scooped up and removed in a piece by piece fashion.  Also, those who are tow drivers/operate wreckers for-hire fall under the classification of bulk property carrier as well.

3. Property Carrier: is an operator that transports only property; no bulk property is permitted.  Household goods can be transported, but only if and if the household goods are less than 31 miles from where the pickup occurred.


Brokers are comprised of two types; Passenger Broker for Transportation and Property Broker for Transportation

1. Passenger Broker for Transportation: is a broker who arranges or negotiates passenger transport on behalf of authorized motor carriers under the Virginia Motor Carrier Services approval.  Accordingly, the broker is not a motor carrier itself,  isn't an agent  or an employee of a motor carrier.


2. Property Broker for Transportation: is a broker who arranges or negotiates property transport on behalf of authorized motor carriers under the Virginia Motor Carrier Services approval.  Accordingly, the broker is not a motor carrier itself, isn't an agent or an employee of a motor carrier.


 As mentioned in Part 2; the above classifications are only a glimpse of the different types of classifications for authority.If you have intrastate operating authority in Virginia or you are interested in obtaining such authority; Wisdom & Authority Titling Solutions is available to provide you with the answers that you need.  Whether you are new to intrastate operating authority in Virginia or just need assistance maintaining your authority; a solution is available to you.

 Credits: Some Data used from the Virginia DMV 

INTRASTATE OPERATING AUTHORITY IN VIRGINIA (PART 2)

Posted on July 26, 2011 at 11:57 PM Comments comments (1)
 
In this segment of the series Intrastate Operating Authority in Virginia, the operating authority classfication type Passenger Carriers  will be the focal point.  The Passenger Carrier  operating authority type is the largest of the three (Passenger, Broker and Property Carrier) classifications.  Accordingly, there are eight "sub-classifications" under the Passenger Carrier operating authority classification that will be observed in this segment.  Please note that as there are compliances that must be met with the the three operating authority types; there are compliances that must be met with the "sub-classifications" as well.  The eight "sub-classifications" under the Passenger Carrier type of operating authority and their descriptions are:
 
1. Common Carrier (Regular Route): is when an operator transports passengers/the general public for charge, using a destinated/planned or regular route of destination.
 
2. Common Carrier (Irregular Route): is when an operator transports passengers/the general public for charge, using a undestinated/unplanned or irregular route of destination.
 
3. Non-Proift/Tax Exempt Passenger Carrier: is when a non profit operator transports members (disabled, elderly, and or low-income) of its organization by a minibus.  The organization can not charge its members a fee for transporting them.
 
4. Employee Hauler Carrier: is when an operator transports employees of a business to and from their place of work (ONLY).
 
5. Taxicab: is when an operator transports no more than six passengers in a vehicle that is designed to carry only the designated amount (6) passengers in that particular vehicle-excluding the driver.
 
6. Sight Seeing Carrier: is when an operator transports the general public/passengers to and from points of "sight seeing" activity with the interest of the general public/passengers in mind; while also encouraging tourism.
 
7. Contract Passenger Carrier: is an operator who transports a group of passengers under a contract of activity and other terms, while charging a group fee.
 
8. Contract Bus Carrier: is an operator who transports a group of passengers (using a charter bus only)  while establishing  a contract of activity and other terms and charges a group fee as well.
 
 
The above "sub-classifications" under the Passenger Carrier type provides only a glimpse of the type of service that each "sub-classifcation" provides. Wisdom & Authority Titling Solutions is available to provide more in depth analysis of your operating authority classfications and needs; with the purpose of keeping you on track with legalities and safety requirements.  Also check back next week with  more insight from Intrastate Operating Authority in Virginia (Part 3).

 Credits:Some Date Used from the Virginia DMV

INTRASTATE OPERATING AUTHORITY IN VIRGINIA Part 1

Posted on July 21, 2011 at 9:26 PM Comments comments (0)
 
Before examining the classifications of Operating Authority, it is imperative to mention what operating authority is.  Operating Authority is a licensing and insurance requirement that must be obtained for certain operators, who will be utilizing certain vehicles, under certain services and busineses, and who will be operating in certain localities or jurisdictions.
 
In this briefing and during this series, Intrastate Operating Authority for the state of Virginia will be observed.  In the state of Virginia the following are classifications of those who must apply for operating authority before operation can begin or continue:
 
  • Passenger Carriers
  • Property Carriers
  • Brokers
 
The basic requirements for operators who are for-hire in the state of Virginia must:
 
  • Obtain the required insurance liability amount
  • Obtain a surety bond (required amount) or a letter stating line of credit which would also state the amount that would've been for the surety bond
  • Apply for Intrastate Operating Authority
  • If approved for Operating Authority in Virginia, the vehicles must be titled and registered in Virginia.  Essentially the proper for-hire plates must be obtained and mainted
  • Every vehicle that the company with the operating authority is using in the operation that is is seeking operating authority for, must be listed under the company's operating authority.
  • More importantly, once obtained operating authority must be renewed every year.  Failure to do will result in licensing cancellation and other consequences.
 
 
If you need assistance in applying for operating authority in the state of Virginia or you need  help working through compliance issues regarding operating authority in Virginia;Wisdom & Authority Titling Solutions is here to assist you every step of the way.  Check back next week for Intrastate Operating Authority in Virginia (Part 2).

Credits: Some data used from the Virginia DMV

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