(A) Every carrier shall include in every advertisement the name or trade name, address, and telephone number of the carrier and the certificate number assigned to that carrier by the commission. The certificate number shall be in the following format in every advertisement: "PUCO No. ________ ."
(B) For purposes of this rule, an "advertisement" means any communication to the public in connection with an offer or sale of any intrastate transportation service. This includes a yellow pages listing, on-line website, social media or domains, email solicitations, or written or electronic database listings of the carrier name, address and telephone number in an on-line database but excludes advertisement over airwaves, including radio and telephone, and listings of a carrier name, address and telephone number in a white pages listing.
(C) Notwithstanding the provisions of paragraph (A)(3) of rule 4901:2-5-10 of the Administrative Code, all motor vehicles used to transport household goods in this state shall be marked with the company name, city and state, company number of vehicle and PUCO certificate number in letters not less than two inches in height and three-eighths inch in width.
(D) All advertisements and information provided by interstate household goods carriers shall comply with 49 C.F.R. 375, 207, 213, and 301 as effective on the date referenced in paragraph (E) of rule 4901:2-19-02 of the Administrative Code.
Five Year Review (FYR) Dates: 08/25/2016 and 10/31/2021
Promulgated Under: 111.15
Statutory Authority: 4921.36, 4921.38
Rule Amplifies: 4921.36, 4921.38
Prior Effective Dates: 5/25/89, 7/15/99, 10/9/01, 4/10/09, 9/16/11