Intrastate AuthorityA person/carrier operating as for-hire (providing services for compensation) is required to purchase for-hire license plates and may be subject to regulation by the N.C. Division of Motor Vehicles, N.C. Utilities Commission or the Federal Highway Administration. Operations subject to regulation by any of these agencies cannot obtain for-hire or permanent for-hire license plates until they meet the requirements of the regulating agency.
Some for-hire motor carriers transporting passengers or household goods within North Carolina are under jurisdiction of the N.C. Utilities Commission and must have NCUC intrastate operating authority. To determine whether a motor carrier’s operation requires intrastate operating authority from the NCUC, for-hire carriers transporting passengers or household goods must contact the NCUC during regular business hours of 8am and 5pm, Monday through Friday (except on official holidays).
Household Goods Carriers
Household Goods Carriers must complete and submit an APPLICATION FOR CERTIFICATE OF EXEMPTION TO TRANSPORT HOUSEHOLD GOODS (NCUC Form CE-1). Other supporting documentation include, but are not limited to:
- Articles of Incorporation or Organization
- Background Check
- Form E & Form H submitted by insurance company
- Tariff must be on file
- Office of the Chief Clerk
- North Carolina Utilities Commission
- 4325 Mail Service Center,
- Raleigh, North Carolina 27699-4325.
For details see: www.ncuc.commerce.state.nc.us/industries/transportation/transportation.htm.