West Virginia Department of Commerce Motorcoach Regulations

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Motorcoach Regulations



Insurance - West Virginia requires only intrastate or interstate carriers base-plated in West Virginia to file proof of insurance. If you are an interstate carrier base-plated outside West Virginia, proof of insurance is NOT required.

Fuel Decals - All motor carriers operating for hire into or through West Virginia are required to have an International Fuel Tanks Agreement decal from their base state. If the base state is not a part of this agreement, a West Virginia Fuel decal must be displayed.


These can be obtained by contacting:

West Virginia Division of Motor Vehicles
International Registration Plan
P. O. Box 174
Charleston, WV 25321
304/558-3629


Public Service Commissionhttp://www.psc.state.wv.us/UnifiedCarrier/default.htm

Unified Carrier Registration Program
** Important Notice for ALL Interstate Motor Carriers **

If you operate a truck or bus in interstate or international commerce there is a new federal law that applies to your business.

The Unified Carrier Registration (UCR) Program requires individuals and companies that operate commercial motor vehicles in interstate or international commerce to register their business with West Virginia and pay an annual fee based on the size of their fleet.

A “Commercial Motor Vehicle” is defined as a self-propelled or towed vehicle used on the highways in commerce principally to transport passengers or cargo, if the vehicle:

(a) has a gross vehicle weight of 10,001 pounds or more;
(b) is designed to transport 11 or more passengers including the driver); or
(c) is used in transporting hazardous materials in a quantity requiring placarding.

** YOU MUST REGISTER BY NOVEMBER 1, 2009 IN ORDER TO OPERATE IN INTERSTATE COMMERCE. **

THE FEE BRACKETS FOR MOTOR CARRIERS ARE AS FOLLOWS:

Fleet Size (Include Trailers) Fee per Company
From To Cost
0 2 $39.00
3 5 $116.00
6 20 $231.00
21 100 $806.00
101 1,000 $3,840.00
1,001 200,000 $37,500.00

Example: A motor carrier operating four tractors, eight trailers and nine straight trucks has a fleet size of twenty-one commercial motor vehicles and pays $806.00.

TO AVOID DELAYS IT IS HIGHLY RECOMMENDED THAT YOU REGISTER ON-LINE.
Go to www.ucr.in.gov and follow the step by step instructions. Payments may be made on-line using MasterCard, Visa or e-Check.

 Payments by mail may be made by Visa, MasterCard, certified check or money order. Make checks payable to the “West Virginia Public Service Commission.” Please place your USDOT # on the front of your check. Please read instructions carefully before filling out form. Mail completed application form and payment to:

West Virginia Public Service Commission
ATT: Motor Carrier Section
P.O. Box 812
Charleston, WV 25323

Contact Information

If you would like to learn more about UCR call us at 1 (800) 247-8789
or email us:

Bob Morris - rkmorris@psc.state.wv.us


Linda Jarrell - ljarrell@psc.state.wv.us


Alan Abbott - aabbott@psc.state.wv.us