Pennsylvania PUC Urges Consumers to Choose Certificated Limo Carriers

Posted on April 30, 2008 by LCT Staff - Also by this author - About the author

HARRISBURG, Pa. – Before booking plans for transportation to and from a prom or wedding this season, the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission (PUC) urges consumers to check the backgrounds of limousine carriers to verify that they are authorized and properly insured for travel. “When hiring a limousine carrier for your special event, safety should be a top priority,” said PUC Chairman Wendell Holland. “By choosing a limo carrier that is uninsured, unsafe, or provides poor service, you may be putting yourself, your friends, and loved ones in danger. The PUC works to protect consumers by requiring limousine providers to obtain a certificate to ensure reliable service and safety.”

Pennsylvania limousine services in all areas outside of the city of Philadelphia are required to obtain a PUC certificate of public convenience for transporting passengers within the state. The PUC monitors certificated carriers for insurance coverage, driver and vehicle safety, rates, territory, and service. They must also charge rates in accordance with their official tariff on file with the PUC.

The PUC encourages consumers planning a special event not to sign a contract to use a limousine or other transportation service that does not hold a PUC certificate number. The numbers begin with A-000 or A-001, and consist of a total of eight digits. Without that number, a limousine service may not legally provide transportation service in the state outside of Philadelphia.

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, and a wheelbase of at least 109 inches, according to the PUC's website.

Source: Solanco News

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