|(a) Registration. A short-term lease vehicle registered
under this section is exempt from the registration requirements described
in §218.13 of this title (relating to Application for Motor Carrier
Registration) while leased to a registered motor carrier.
(1) Application. A leasing business registering vehicles
under this section shall file an application on a form prescribed
by the director.
(2) Annual report. The operation of a short-term lease
vehicle shall be reported to the department on a form prescribed by
the director not later than April 1 of each calendar year for the
previous calendar year's operations. The report must identify the
number of short-term lease vehicles that would otherwise be subject
to the registration requirements of this subchapter.
(3) Fees. An annual registration fee of $10 per vehicle
operated must be paid at the time the report is filed under paragraph
(2) of this subsection.
(4) Cancellation, expiration, and revocation.
(A) A leasing business must make a written request
for cancellation of registration.
(B) A leasing business registration expires on April
30 of each year unless the leasing business reports by April 1 the
actual number of vehicles requiring registration operated in the previous
(C) The department may suspend or revoke a leasing
business registration under §218.72 of this title (relating to
(b) Proof of contingency liability insurance. A leasing
business registering a vehicle under this section must file and maintain
proof of liability insurance on a form prescribed by the director
as required by §218.16 of this title (relating to Insurance Requirements).
(1) Filings. A leasing business shall file proof of
insurance at the time of its initial registration and whenever it
changes insurance carriers in accordance with §218.16.
(2) Filing fee. Each proof of insurance filing under
this section shall be accompanied by a nonrefundable $100 filing fee.
(3) Cancellation of insurance coverage. Any cancellation
of insurance filed under this section must comply with the requirements
set out in §218.16.
(c) Substitute vehicles. A registered motor carrier
is not required to comply with the provisions of §218.13(d) for
a vehicle that is leased from a leasing business and that is used
as a temporary replacement for a vehicle that has been taken out of
service for maintenance, repair, or any other reason causing the temporary
unavailability of the permanent vehicle.
(d) Identification. A registered motor carrier is not
required to carry proof of registration, as required by §218.13(c)(2),
in a vehicle leased from a registered leasing business. A copy of
the lease agreement or of the lease for the originally leased vehicle,
in the case of a temporary replacement vehicle, must be carried in
the cab of the vehicle.