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O. Modified Limousine - Any vehicle operated for-hire by a charter-party carrier of passengers or a passenger stage corporation which
seats not more than ten passengers including the driver, and has been modified, altered, or extended in a manner that increases the
overall wheelbase of the vehicle, exceeding the original equipment manufacturer's published wheelbase for the base year and model of the
vehicle, in an amount sufficient to accommodate additional passengers.
PART 5. DOING BUSINESS AS (DBA): Enter all lawfully registered business names used in California by this entity (businesses not
involving the use of regulated vehicles in Part 4 may be excluded). A company, which is a different legal entity and assigned a separate
EIN, requires its own CA number and Motor Carrier Profile. Employer Identification Numbers are requested solely to positively identify
separate entities and not for any purpose relating to tax issues. Organizations sharing the same EIN shall share the same CA number,
although they may continue to be identified by separate DBA names.
PART 6. OPERATING AUTHORITIES AND IDENTIFICATION NUMBERS: Certain types of carriers are not required to display their
assigned CA number if they are already displaying valid numbers assigned to them by other specified regulatory agencies. In order to
cross reference your organization's other numbers to its CA number, the CHP needs to know what the other numbers are. US DOT: The
number assigned by the FMCSA and displayed on vehicles as "USDOT 000000". This number is not the same thing as the docket or ICC
number. Many commercial motor vehicle operators have both numbers, and should list both in this Part. The US DOT number is required
for all California motor carriers per Section 34507.5 VC. MC: The number assigned to your organization by the FMCSA. This number is
often shown on documents as "MTR 000000," and on vehicles as "MC 000000" with the zeros replaced by the number assigned to the
company. Do not list a number that is assigned to a motor carrier to which your vehicle is leased or to which your company is
subcontracted. MX: Similar to MC numbers, but are assigned to carriers based in Mexico and operating in the United States. Cal-T: The
number assigned to California intrastate household goods carriers by the PUC. Cal-T numbers are no longer valid for any type of motor
carrier other than household goods carriers. PSG: A number assigned by the PUC to intrastate for-hire passenger carriers (other than taxi
services), which are preceded by the prefix "TCP" or "PSC," displayed on vehicles as "TCP 00000A" or "PSC 00000" (or both) with the
zeros representing the number assigned to the carrier by the PUC, and the "A" representing a PUC-assigned alphabetic character
indicating a specific type of passenger carrier. IRP: The International Registration Plan identification number assigned by the appropriate
agency in your state (DMV for California-based carriers).
PART 7. CALIFORNIA TERMINALS: All business locations from which vehicles described in Part 4 are dispatched or operated in
intrastate service, or in initiating, completing, or continuing the movement of an interstate load. It may include facilities owned by another
business, such as a warehouse to or from which loads are transported and where the commercial motor vehicle is normally parked when
not in use. "Terminal" may also include the private residence of an owner-operator or other small business utilizing commercial motor
vehicles, if that is where the organization conducts business.
Terminal DBA and Address: A properly registered DBA name used at that location, if different from the name identified in Part 1, and the
physical address of each location. City Name: City or community name only. State is not necessary, as only locations within California
must be listed. Zip Code: The postal zip code of the terminal's physical location, whether or not the company receives mail there. Phone
Number: The telephone number at which management personnel for that terminal can be contacted during normal business hours. The
CHP uses this information to determine which CHP office serves that area.
Driver Records? - Check "Y" if records relating to commercial motor vehicle drivers are kept at this location, such as driver qualification
files, DMV driving records, and drivers' time records. Check "N" if this location is not where such records are kept.
Vehicle Records? - Check "Y" if commercial motor vehicle inspection and maintenance records are kept at this terminal for the vehicles
based there, such as drivers' daily vehicle inspection reports, company safety inspection records, scheduled maintenance records, repair
records. Check "N" if this location is not where such records are kept.
CHP USE ONLY: The CHP uses this column to add geographical coding to indicate this terminal's location.
The ultimate goal of the CHP's inspection programs is the reduction of human suffering and property loss resulting from commercial motor
vehicle at-fault accidents. This Motor Carrier Profile is an important tool in the CHP's effort to direct inspection resources where they are
needed most, and to reduce the cost of regulation to both the regulated community and the state. Although it is detailed, time spent now in
completing it carefully will be repaid by allowing the CHP to correctly identify entities to which mailings should be directed, to quickly notify
your organization of an emergency involving your commercial vehicles or drivers, and to identify entities which require more or less contact
from the CHP, depending on the nature of their businesses and their safety experiences over time.