California Public Utilities Commission

California Public Utilities Commission

Beginning 1995 California Law 53075 Requires People Who Carry Passengers for Hire to have Drug and Alcohol Testing Similar to the US. D.O.T.

California public law 53075 enacted in 1995 required drug testing for drivers for hire who carry passengers. The PUC California Public Utility Commission is charged with regulating limousines and vans that carry less than 15 passengers including the driver, while taxis are regulated by the cities in which they operate.

The California Public Utilities Commission (PUC) oversees drug test enforcement for limos and other vans that carry less than 15 passengers, including the drivers.

The California Public Utility Program requires a look-a-like program to the US DOT.

Norton Medical is an active member of the Greater California Livery Association. We know that limousine operators want the safest most responsible drivers in the selection process. All drivers are in close contact with other members of the operators team. Norton Medical supports the ability of limousine operators to obtain finger print background checks on drivers. Norton Medical supports the Greater California Livery Association in its support of seat belts in party buses and notifying passengers that the seat belts are for their safety.

Norton Medical has statistics on drug testing of thousands of livery drivers and can attest to the very low rate of positive drug tests in the class of professional drivers.

What You Get In The PUC Program:

  • We help you complete and submit for you all paperwork required to document you are compliant with the California Public Utility Commission when you are starting your business and ongoing to keep compliant with the California Public Commission
  • 24/7 Customer Support
  • Included
  • Access to collection sites throughout California
  • Assigned PUC Drug Testing Program Administrator
  • Customized PUC Drug and Alcohol Testing Program
  • Pre-employment, Random, Reasonable Suspicion, and Post-Accident test included!
  • Certificate of Enrollment for the PUC