FYI / Read Here!
A SHORT DESCRIPTION OF
WHAT IS TCP?
TCP means "Transportation
Party Carrier of Passengers".
As you may already know, TCP is the quickest way to get into
self-employment in the transportation industry. THIS WEBSITE IS
OPEN 24/7 TO
TCP LETTER DESIGNATIONS:
Remember, in California (the global leader in limousine
and other transportation service standards), the
"letter" at the end of the TCP-Number signifies the scope of
service you are authorized to provide.
For instance TCP-##-A or
TCP-##-B or TCP-##-C You may sell or buy a TCP Certificate
as an individual (owner-operator), a limited liability company
(LLC), a C-corporation, a partnership or other legal entity.
All you need now is follow the arrow and fill out
the information for the license you need, and we get the correct
applications (for the proper license for your business) for
your signature and filing. Read more info on bottom of
WE DO FOR YOU:
(no guessing! we help you figure
things out quickly, and get you the proper license so you too
can make money!)
TIC is a transportation industry
consultant (not a governmental agency) helping people
like you setup (prepare and file for the proper license, and
assist you in answering difficult regulatory questions after you
obtain your license) and or assist you in operating your own
ground transportation business.
Matter of fact, we set up this company with the primary purpose
market and sell our clients' transportation-for-hire
services in the regulated market environment, in our own special
way: airports, seaports, train stations, events, sports &
entertainment, conventions, city-to-city, beaches, tours,
party-on-wheels, conferences-on-wheels, about-town, schools,
farms, etc. What is your target market and how do you plan to
out maneuver the competition without TIC? As you can see, we are
not quite there yet.
WHAT YOU ARE
ALLOWED TO DO WITH YOUR TCP LICENSE:
you to operate
(TCP: A or B or P), Specialized Charter (TCP: Z = Contract or
Incidental Service; or TCP: S =
Roundtrip Sightseeing Tour Service) or General Charter
Services. You are prohibited from fixed/flat point-to-point
fares under any TCP License. Under TCP (A, B, P or Z) you must
always base your charges on Time (per hour, per
day ...) or Mileage ($$ per mile....) or a a
combination of Time and Mileage: we will give you a good example
of how to charge your customer as we prepare your application
for filing. Further, only one party (a group or an individual,
etc) may pre-arrange and charter any given vehicle for the
duration of the charter: charter means exclusive service to one
party, thus no "shared charter" in the same vehicle.
TCP-##-S for round-trip sightseeing service, you
charge per-person-per-roundtrip: a roundtrip means pick them up
from their respective points or a general designated
start-point, then take them through what you promised to show
them for that roundtrip, and then bring them back to where they
started: TCP-S is not a pickup and drop-off service.
Now, the specific type of equipment
(vehicle) you use for your pre-arranged passenger charter
business depends, for the most part, on the
customers you wish to serve: seriously considering public safety
and quality of service for all, you may elect to use Bus,
Motor-coach, Sedan, SUV, Van, Station-wagon,
Motorbike, or other motorized equipment authorized by the state
you wish to operate in (soon
you will find
Vehicles on the left side of this page).
Was that enough
information to get started? NOW, go back up and fill out
the form for your own business: before you get
again, do something!
NOW, REMEMBER THE
Carrier" serving the general public as
Exclusive, Pre-Arranged, Transportation for One Person or
a Group: for
Tour-Bus and General Charter
services under one of these common carrier licenses -TCP:
allow you to serve the general public - you charge on basis
of Time or Mileage or both).
TCP-A also allows you to operate "Roundtrip Sightseeing
Tours, and charge per person per roundtrip.
TCP##A OR B = NO LIMIT TO SIZE
OF VEHICLE + TRANSFERABLE CERTIFICATES .
ON THE OTHER HAND, TCP A OR B HAVE NO LIMIT ON VEHICLE
SEATING CAPACITY. TCP A B OR P ALLOW YOU TO OPERATE
LIMOUSINE, SEDAN, SUV, VAN, BUS, MOTORBIKE, etc.
AS COMMON CARRIER
TRANSPORTATION FOR-HIRE SERVICE FOR A SINGLE-LOAD OF
PASSENGERS (ONE PERSON OR A GROUP) ON AN EXCLUSIVE,
PRE-ARRANGED, CHARTER BASIS. YOU MUST ONLY CHARGE CUSTOMERS
ON A $$/HOUR (TIME OF USE BASIS), OR $$/MILE BASIS.
TCP-##-P IS A
PERMIT: YOU MAY NOT SELL OR TRANSFER IT TO ANOTHER PARTY,
SHOULD YOU DECIDE TO QUIT. ON THE OTHER HAND, TCP A or B ARE
CERTIFICATES THAT ARE TRANSFERABLE:
TAKING INDIVIDUALS ON A
SIGHT-SEEING TRIP WHERE
YOU SHOW THEM
OF INTEREST AND BRING
THEM BACK TO WHERE YOU
STARTED THE TRIP.
THIS IS THE ONLY "TCP
OPERATION" THAT ALLOWS
YOU TO CHARGE PER PERSON
PER ROUNDTRIP: i.e.$$
PER PERSON PER
ALL OTHER TCPs CHARGE
FOR TIME ($$/hr) or by
mileage ($$/mile) or
FOR "CONTRACTS" OR
TRANSPORTATION THAT IS
INCIDENTAL TO THE
FUNCTIONING OF A PRIMARY
TCP##Z DOES NOT ALLOW
YOU TO SERVE THE
PUBLIC. TCP##Z IS FOR
MAY BE USED AS PART OF
THE SERVICES A "DAYCARE"
PROVIDER OFFERS ITS
CLIENTS; AND OR FOR A
CARRIER TO OFFER
SERVICE TO SCHOOLS,
AIRLINES, CASINOS, FARMS
AND THE LIKE
TCP- ##-( C or A)
VERY SPECIALIZED IN "EXTREME
PARTICIPANTS & EQUIPMENT
FOR KAYAKING, HOT-AIR
IS NOT FOR ANY
SUCH AS LIMOUSINE,
TOUR BUS OR OTHER
BUY OR TRANSFER TCP
(A or B or C)
TCP-##-A OR B OR C ARE
CERTIFICATES. YOU MAY
BUY AN EXISTING TCP WITH
AN ESTABLISHED CUSTOMER
.GET A LEG UP ON OTHER
START UPS. BUY AN
EXISTING ONE IF YOU CAN!
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<<Please, allow us to assist you
by completing the FORM to the LEFT::
PS/NOTE: THIS SECTION IS FOR NEW
"TCP" APPLICATIONS ONLY. THE LETTER DESIGNATIONS AT THE END
OF A "TCP-#-B" SIGNIFIES THE TYPE OF SERVICE YOU THE CARRIER
PROPOSED TO OFFER YOUR CUSTOMERS IN YOUR APPLICATION; AND,
THEREFORE INDICATES THE SCOPE OF SERVICE YOU ARE AUTHORIZED
TO PROVIDE. FIRST SELECT THE TYPE OF TCP LICENSE YOU NEED
For instance....... TCP-License allows you to operate:
Our fees for TCP Applications, including the
preparation and filing of :
FILING FEES **
DRUG TEST PROGRAM
$ 50 - $150
CHP VEHICLE INSPECTION
$ 15 per vehicle
DMV DRIVER ENROLMENT
$ 5 per driver
Above are the fees you pay to
governmental agencies and drug-testing consultants.
And, then we help you some more!
We may also suggest companies that offer:
Commercial Insurance Services
Employee Drug Test Program
Office Equipment / Supplies
Other Services & Equipment you may need
to run a profitable transportation business
And we do offer ADVERTISEMENT AND PASSENGER
(CUSTOMER) REFERRAL SERVICES.
WE ENCOURAGE YOU TO
Whenever possible, links to the appropriate
Federal and State Transportation Business & License Guidelines will be
GUIDELINES FOR TCP
TCP LAW - PU CODE EXCERPTS