Streamline California TCP License Approval With Regulatory Compliance Consulting

May 23, 2024

This guide from BusinessRocket covers everything you need to know about securing a TCP License in California. When you’re ready to roll, just get in touch for a managed application service!

So you want to run a chartered vehicle business in California? Before anything else, you need a TCP License to make sure everything is above board. And while you could apply yourself, once you read this full guide from BusinessRocket, you'll see why 10,000 businesses and counting have used them!

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Why you need a TCP License

The TCP License covers all vehicles that perform charter services, sightseeing trips, and passenger transport - and obtaining one is required for all such vehicles wanting to operate legally within the state of California.

However, applications can be time-consuming - requiring dealing with the California Secretary of State, the Department of Motor Vehicles, and the California Highway Patrol. Outsourcing this to BusinessRocket streamlines everything through one easy-to-manage package.

Under CPUC regulations, any business operating as a charter party carrier must first register as a legal entity and obtain TCP Operating Authority. The guide explains the different structures allowed, such as corporations, LLCs, DBAs, and partnerships, and how BusinessRocket can advise you on selecting the appropriate one.

Expert vehicle registration tips

A key early step highlighted in the guide is enrollment in California's DMV Pull Notice Program, which allows the CPUC to monitor the driving records of commercial vehicle operators. Maintaining a robust monitoring program of employee driving histories is a core requirement for obtaining TCP Operating Authority.

Vehicle registration procedures are also outlined in detail - and the guide instructs you to contact BusinessRocket prior to acquiring vehicles to ensure they meet all regulatory standards for commercial charter use under the TCP program.

Once all preliminary requirements are satisfied, the guide walks through the final TCP application submission process that BusinessRocket handles on your behalf, which helps to ensure all documents and information are properly completed to comply with CPUC rules.

What are the next steps?

If you also require a separate CPUC carrier permit, the guide covers additional obligations like maintaining approved insurance coverage levels and completing controlled substance testing for operators.

A spokesperson states: "We've developed a system that eliminates the complexities associated with starting and operating a successful business. We strive to help inspired individuals everywhere to bring their aspirations to the marketplace."

If you're considering applying for your TCP License, make sure you read this guide first!

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