Vehicle Industry Registration Procedures Manual

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Chapter 7: Miscellaneous Originals

7.010 Buses (VC §233)

A bus is a vehicle, including a trailer bus, designed, used, or maintained for carrying more than 15 persons including the driver or a vehicle designed, used, or maintained to carry more than 10 persons, including the driver, and used to transport persons for compensation or profit or by a nonprofit organization or group. A vanpool vehicle is not a bus. A bus is a commercial vehicle when:

  • It is used to transport persons for hire, compensation, or profit.
  • Bus transportation is supplied by a profit-making entity and customers pay for bus service as part of the overall consideration for the primary service. Fuel Tax Clearance.