Do I need a PUC in PA

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  1. PBHtrucker

    PBHtrucker Bobtail Member

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    I thought I had all the permits but recently I found out that I might need a PUC. I operate mostly in PA but I go out of state as well. I ha e been driving for 5 years and I never cam across this permit. So please help me if any of you have it.
     
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  3. JoeyJunk

    JoeyJunk Road Train Member

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    Yes you have to register with the PA PUC.
     
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  4. JoeyJunk

    JoeyJunk Road Train Member

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    It’s not a permit in the sense we as truckers see permits. Nothing to be carried in permit book. I run the same as you.
     
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  5. brian991219

    brian991219 Road Train Member

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    Yes, if you are based in Pennsylvania you need PA PUC authority if you are doing intrastate work within Pennsylvania unless it is an exempt commodity. What is unfair is that out of state based carriers don't need a PUC number anymore to do point to point work within PA, they just need UCR, but PA based carriers still need to register with PUC and pay a 1% assessment (tax) on all intrastate transportation under the PUC authority.

    Here is a link to their website with more information.
    Motor Carrier
     
  6. ProfessionalNoticer

    ProfessionalNoticer Road Train Member

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    The 1 percent assessment was the reason I cancelled mine. Talk about adding insult to injury!
     
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