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Bulk Property Carrier

Type of Operation

Bulk Property Carrier


A person who transports only bulk commodities (such as sand or gravel) or who operates wreckers for-hire.

Bulk Commodities - any non-liquid, non-gaseous commodity shipped loose or in mass/aggregate and which in the loading and unloading thereof is ordinarily shoveled, scooped, forked, or mechanically conveyed or which is not in containers, or in units of such size to permit piece by piece loading and unloading.

Authority Document


Operating Requirements

This permit authorizes your operations only in Virginia.

You are limited to the following operations:

  • The transportation of Bulk Commodities, OR
  • The operation of a wrecker for-hire.

Tariff and Time Schedule Requirements


Insurance Requirements

$750,000 - Bodily Injury and Property Damage

Bond Requirements


Registration and License Plate Requirements

See: Registration and License Plate Requirements

License Plates: For-Hire license plates

Vehicle Registration: Must be registered as For-Hire.

Operating Authority Registration

  • IRP Vehicles - Apportioned cab card must indicate vehicle use as For-Hire.
  • All Other Vehicles - The operating authority information will be displayed on the vehicle registration card when the For-Hire license plates are issued.


$10 Operating Authority Registration fee per vehicle.

$3 for a duplicate permit.

Miscellaneous Requirements

Address Change - You must report any new address to DMV's Motor Carrier Services within 30 days.

Discontinuing Service - If you go out of business or stop providing the service authorized, you must notify DMV in writing within 30 days.