Intrastate for-hire carriers are presented with motor carrier certificates for transporting passengers in their charter operations. Temporary permits will be issued to carriers that are transporting 16 or more passengers, which include the driver until the carrier will complete the necessary safety education seminar. The carrier must complete the class within the first 6 months of the application. Before starting the for-hire operation, proper travel authority has to be acquired.
A printed copy of the certificate or the permit should be present in every vehicle that is being operated under the travel authority of the carrier. All intrastate credentials are exempted from expiring. The motor carrier has to obtain the necessary insurance levels on the file with the DOT’s Office of Vehicle and Motor Carrier Service in Wisconsin. Failing to maintain the necessary insurance levels can result in revocation or suspension of the certificate or permit.
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, grants the authority to transport interstate products for-hire like processed and manufactured goods. Motor carriers that are transporting non-regulated products for hire, like hay, livestock, and raw grains don’t need to acquire any interstate travel authority from the FMCSA. Other forms of interstate exempt operations include emergency towing, farm cooperative transportation and terminal areas.