Leslie S. Richards, Acting Secretary, Department of Transportation
Pennsylvania Fleet Registration System
The Pennsylvania Fleet System is for non-apportioned vehicles whose primary movement is within Pennsylvania. Fleet vehicles used to conduct commercial business outside of the state may be subject to additional permits associated with oversize, overweight, hazardous or temporary registration trip permits. It is recommended to check with each jurisdiction's registration and enforcement requirements prior to travel. Pennsylvania's apportioned registration program should be considered if frequent commercial interstate travel occurs based on vehicle configuration, use and jurisdiction regulations.
Pennsylvania's Fleet Registration system provides customers the convenience of establishing fleet accounts in order to consolidate the registration renewals of multiple vehicles. Instead of receiving individual registration renewal applications that must be completed for each vehicle, one invoice is produced, listing all the vehicles expiring in a given month.
To register under the Fleet System, an applicant must own or lease 15 or more vehicles per fleet, with the exception of taxis, buses, limousines and emergency vehicles. Taxi, bus, limousine and emergency vehicle fleets do not have a minimum number of vehicles required to constitute a fleet. All taxis are required to be added to the fleet system. Vehicle fleets can be established by completing Form MV-670, "Application to Establish a Fleet Account." The form includes a section in which the customer can assign equipment numbers (i.e., one to eight identifying characters created by the registrant to identify a vehicle within a fleet).
In order to obtain fleet registration for a new taxi or limousine business, the customer must submit a "certificate of approval" with their application. The certificate of approval can be obtained from the Pennsylvania Utility Commission (PUC) or the Philadelphia Parking Authority (PPA), depending on where the business operations are based. When submitting Form MV-670, title applications to change the body types of the vehicles within the fleet to taxi or limousine may be included.
Customers can select the type of registration from the following choices:
Annual - a registration invoice will be sent each year. If the fleet is a qualified Urban Mass Transportation System, all buses are exempt from titling and registration fees and will receive a Mass Transit Registration Plate.
Preferred Permanent - fleet vehicles are issued credentials with a permanent expiration. A preferred-permanent fleet is defined as 100 or more commercially operated vehicles owned or leased by one person, firm or corporation. All vehicle types are eligible for preferred-permanent registration with one exception - vehicles or combinations with a registered gross weight over 26,000 pounds are eligible if they are used only in intrastate operations.
Five Year - a registration invoice will be sent every five years. This option is available for trailers only.