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9 to 15 passengers including the driver
Private Motor Carrier means a person who provides transportation of property or passengers, by commercial motor vehicle, and is not a for-hire motor carrier.
Private Motor Carrier of Passengers (Business) means a private motor carrier engaged in the interstate transportation of passengers which is provided in the furtherance of a commercial enterprise, not for direct compensation, and is not available to the public at large.
Motor carriers operating commercial motor vehicles designed or used to transport between 9 and 15 passengers (including the driver), not for direct compensation, provided the vehicle does not otherwise meet the definition of a commercial motor vehicle are required to comply with the below listed regulations. 49 CFR 390.3(f)(6). This type of vehicle and operation is indirectly compensated for providing transportation incidental to their main business. Examples includes: white water rafting companies and hotel shuttles.
PMCP (Business) must comply with the FMCSRs as listed below:
Part 390: Partial applies - Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations; General
390.15 Assistance in investigations and special studies
390.19 Motor Carrier identification reports
390.21(a) Marking of CMV
390.21(b)(2) USDOT number displayed (carrier name not required to be displayed)
Part 391: Partial applies - Qualifications of Drivers
391.15(f) Disqualification for using handheld device
Part 392: Partial applies - Driving of Commercial Motor Vehicles
392.80 Prohibitions against texting
392.82 Using a hand-held mobile telephone