The transportation industry in Pennsylvania has undergone significant changes over the past several decades, from the deregulation of property carrier service in 1995 through the relaxing of entry standards and evidentiary requirements before the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission (Pa. PUC). The clear trend has been toward promoting increased competition within the industry.
HMS has been actively involved in this evolving transportation climate for almost 30 years. HMS attorneys represented major trucking companies prior to the deregulation of property carriers. Since then, HMS has represented all types of transportation clients, including call or demand, paratransit, limousine, group & party, airport transfer, household goods, and scheduled route carriers.
We have represented clients in numerous proceedings before the Pa. PUC involving the following issues:
- Initial market entry certification
- Territory expansion
- Initial tariff filings
- Rate increase/tariff revision filings
- Abandonment of service
- Transfer of authority
- Protests to applications