Federal Limo Regulations

When you own a limousine service, it’s important to maintain the federal standards in order to avoid any fees, penalties and legal issues. But what exactly are the federal regulations for limousine service providers? Whether you specialize in transportation to Logan Airport or to various events like parties and casinos, all limo services are subject to the same regulations. In order to avoid any claims on your livery insurance, here the regulations set by the U.S. Department of Transportation that you should be aware of:

• For vehicles carrying up to eight passengers, including the driver:
o Your limo service must be registered with the Federal Motor Carrier Administration (FMCSA) and have a Motor Carrier Identification Report valid with the USDOT within the past two years.
o Each vehicle must be insured up to a regulated-minimum level of financial responsibility in the event of an accident or liability issue.

• For vehicles carrying 9 to 15 passengers, including the driver:
o Driver may not drive more than the maximum number of consecutive hours.
o Driver must perform a vehicle safety inspection and sign a maintenance log before each trip.
o Driver must have a valid driver’s license and a driving record of any personal violations they have committed.
o Your company must have an updated accident register.

At Wolpert Insurance & Risk Management, it’s our job to help limousine services protect themselves while offering a solid product to customers. It’s important to remember regulations when conducting your operation, so if you have any more questions contact us today and we’ll happily speak with you.


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