• Public Utilities Commission of Ohio Changes Truck Safety Regulations Affecting Private Motor Carriers
  • March 4, 2011 | Authors: Stephen M. Howard; M. Howard Petricoff
  • Law Firm: Vorys, Sater, Seymour and Pease LLP - Columbus Office
  • Recent developments at the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio (PUCO) will affect businesses that operate trucks and tractor/trailers. Prior to March 2008, PUCO exercised safety jurisdiction over private motor carriers (those that haul their own property and not the property of others) that operated commercial motor vehicles with a gross vehicle weight rating (“GVWR”) or a gross combination weight rating1 (“GCWR”) of 26,001 pounds or greater in Ohio on an intrastate basis.2 These private carriers would include landscape companies, utilities, oil companies or any other business using trucks, alone or with trailers, in its business.