Vehicle Industry Registration Procedures Manual

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Chapter 2: General Information – Licensees

2.095 Transporter (VC §645)

A transporter is any person engaged in the business of moving any owned or lawfully possessed vehicle by lawful methods over the highways for the purpose of delivery of such vehicles to dealers, sales agents of a manufacturer, purchasers, or to a new location as requested by the owner.

A transporter does not include a person engaged in the business of operating a tow car.

No person may act as a transporter without a valid license or temporary permit issued by DMV (VC §11701).

To transport an over-width or over-length vehicle, the transporter must obtain a permit from Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD).