California PUC License


Apply for a TCP

The first step to operating your own fleet!


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You’re in Good Company

California’s #1 TCP registration service, Over 1,000 TCP’s registered. Companies, both big and small, are starting their TCP license using BusinessRocket.

How Does It Work?

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Register Your Business

The PUC requires a registered business to start the TCP process. Find out which structure is best for you! Corporation, LLC, DBA or Partnership?

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DMV Pull Notice

Enrolling your business in the California DMV Pull Notice Program is an essential step in applying for your TCP Operating Authority.

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Vehicle Registration

Commercial registration is required for all vehicles operating under your TCP authority. Please contact us before purchasing your vehicle.

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Submit Your TCP Application

BusinessRocket accurately prepares your TCP Application before submitting your documents to the PUC for review.

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Commercial Insurance

Commercial TCP Insurance is required by the PUC, BusinessRocket preferred vendors offer discounted rates exclusively to our clients.

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Controlled Substance Testing

The PUC requires controlled substance testing for all drivers. Our preferred facilities provide affordable controlled substance testing services statewide.

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Activate Your TCP Operating Authority

After all documentation have been submitted to the PUC, BusinessRocket will work directly with the PUC towards expediting your activation process; we help you get on the road quickly.

What kind of car do I need for a TCP License?

The CPUC does not have any Year, Make or Model requirements for a vehicle being added to the TCP license. However, if you plan to provide transportation services, the vehicle must be operational and registered for commercial use. It is also recommended you verify with your insurance broker and any potential vendors, like Uber or Lyft, any specified vehicle requirements.

How long does the TCP process take?

If the carrier has all required documentation, a TCP can become active in as little as two-to-four weeks after submission. The process in its entirety takes an average of five-to-six weeks, with CPUC allocating a maximum timeframe of ninety days.

What type of insurance do I need for a TCP License?

A Public Liability and Property Damage insurance policy is the main insurance policy you are required to have coverage for on your vehicles. The minimum coverage starts at $750,000 for a seven-seater vehicle, and increases with larger seating capacity.

What is Commercial Registration?

Commercial registration classifies a vehicle to be used primarily for business purposes. This classification signifies to the DMV that this vehicle will no longer be considered for personal use, but instead for commercial use, regardless of who the registered owner of the vehicle is.