No Way Bill - Limo/TCP - Misdemeanor Arrest - California 5411PUC -157-D; 3.01 – Call 818-590-8294
Limousine drivers and party bus drivers who are unable to present a way bill to law enforcement, may face misdemeanor charges, impound of vehicle, and restrictions that prevent them from driving as a TCP. The Los Angeles Department of Transportation does routine sting operations.
Public Utilities Code Section 5411 PUC - Call (818) 590-8294*Every charter-party carrier of passengers and every officer, director, agent, or employee of any charter-party carrier of passengers who violates or who fails to comply with, or who procures, aids, or abets any violation by any charter-party carrier of passengers of any provision of this chapter, or who fails to obey, observe, or comply with any order, decision, rule, regulation, direction, demand, or requirement of the commission, or of any operating permit or certificate issued to any charter-party carrier of passengers, or who procures, aids, or abets any charter-party carrier of passengers in its failure to obey, observe, or comply with any such order, decision, rule, regulation, direction, demand, requirement, or operating permit or certificate, is guilty of a misdemeanor and is punishable by a fine of not less than one thousand dollars ($1,000) and not more than five thousand dollars ($5,000) or by imprisonment in a county jail for not more than three months, or by both that fine and imprisonment.*
Way Bill Requirements for Limousine/Party Bus Drivers (Call 818-590-8294)The driver shall possess a waybill which includes the following:
1. Name of carrier and TCP number.
2. Vehicle license plate number.
3. Driver's name.
4. Name and address of person requesting or arranging the charter.
5. Time and date when charter was arranged.
6. Whether the transportation was arranged by telephone or written contract.
7. Number of persons in the charter group.
8. Name of at least one passenger in the traveling party, or identifying information of the traveling party's affiliation.
9. Points of origination and destination.
The Los Angeles Department of Transportation does routine sting operations arresting TCP drivers for failing to have a way bill, under California 5411PUC -157-D; 3.01 PUC No Way bill.
They also arrest TCP drivers for 3.03--TAXI TRANSPORTATION SERVICE NOT AUTHORIZED. A carrier is not authorized to engage in taxicab transportation service licensed and regulated by a city or county. Carriers are prohibited from using vehicles which have top lights and/or taxi meters.
The Los Angeles Department of Transportation in a joint task force with the LAPD, also arrests Uber/Lyft drvers for attempting to pick up customers off the street and charging them in violation of LAMC 71.02(a) and LAMC 71.03(d) - illegal taxi for hire.