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July 2011

INTRASTATE OPERATING AUTHORITY IN VIRGINIA (PART 2)

 
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

 
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

"Made a Mistake On Your Auto Title"?

 
 
Note: If you have any questions or need assistance, please don't post questions on this blog, but contact me at:swhite@wisdomandauthority.com or http://www.wisdomandauthority.com







 

During my time at the DMV, I came across many titles that didn't do the vehicle owner justice due to the fact that the "vehicle owner" was turned away due to physical issues on their vehicle title.  What am I talking about?  Well for starters, many people don't realize that a vehicle title is a legal document.  As a result of this, when "physical errors" take place on the title itself, negative consequences can and many times do occur.  I am going to address four major areas that will prohibit your titling transaction from getting done, if the physical errors listed below are enacted:
 
Areas:
 
1. The Usage of Correction Tape or Liquid:Believe it or not, some people actually apply correction tape or liquid on their titles to cover mistakes.  In essence, this makes the "mistakes" worst, and covers up important title data, which may not be clear to the processor of the transaction.
 
2. Faulty Odometer Readings: This particular area of mishap may not come as a surprise, but it is still a common problem on titles.  You can not falsify the odometer readings by changing the digits or try to "roll back" the readings.  Playing around with odometer readings is a federal offense.
 
3. Scribbling/Heavy Scratch Outs: While, it's very easy and common to make a mistake when filling out information on a vehicle title, scribbling and using heavy scratch outs is a big no-no.  This type of mishap is annoying and raises the red flag that someone is trying to conceal or change important title data.
 
4. Rips, Tears,  Burn and Stain Marks: Whenever rips, tears, burn and or stain marks are on a title; it raises the red flag of possible alteration.  For example, if a part of the VIN is missing, the make of the vehicle is covered in oils/grease, the section for the seller and buyer has burn marks on it, etc., the processor of the transaction will raise eyebrows towards negligence,  and the  intent to defraud; even if the above examples are mistakes.
 
 
While it is certain that mistakes happen, treating a vehicle title with negligence and damage can bring about delays, and legal and or financial consequences.  If you are facing a titling situation in which your title is damaged and or has mistakes on it as shown in the above examples; please give Wisdom & Authority Titling Solutions  a call today.  On a final note, vehicle titles can not be altered in any way, doing so will constitute a void.

DO I NEED TO TITLE MY TRAILER?

The factor of whether a trailer must be titled or not; is determined by the titling laws in the state in which the trailer will be operated.  Some states don't title trailers, some only title trailers based on weight and a certain type,while some trailers must be titled regardless of the weight and or type of trailer that is being operated.  For example, in the state of Virginia, a trailer must be titled regardless of the weight and type of trailer that is being used. 
 
One important factor when it comes to registering a trailer,is the weight.  The empty weight (the weight of the trailer without anything being in it), is specified by the manufacturer of that particular trailer and can not be changed.  The gross weight of the trailer can be changed at any given time (must be done legally at the DMV).  The gross weight allows the trailer to haul only the specified amount of weight that was specified on the registration.  For example, if a trailer's gross weight is 10,000 lbs and the trailer is hauling 12,000 lbs; then the operator of the trailer can face a fine if the registration card shows 10,000.  Regardless of the type of trailer that you have; it pays to make sure that the trailer is within the right weight limits.  A word of advice is that it is better to  have more than enough gross weight recorded legally; than to have little and face the possibility of fines and penalties.
 
 
Summer time is here and alot of trailers from camper trailers, boat trailers, etc. are being used in recreational activities and work projects; and it is important to ensure that your trailer is at the weight necessary, so that it can help you do the things that you need to get done.
 
Wisdom & Authority Titling Solutions is available to provide assistance with any trailer concern or need that you may have.  Whether it is a title for a trailer, a registration for a trailer or both; give me a call today.