(a) A motor carrier permit shall not be granted to any motor carrier of property until
one of the following is filed with the department:
(1) A certificate of workers' compensation coverage for its employees issued by an
(2) A certification of consent to self-insure issued by the Director of Industrial
Relations, and the identity of the administrator of the carrier's workers' compensation
(3) A statement, under penalty of perjury, stating that, in its operations as a motor
carrier of property, it does not employ any person in any manner so as to become subject
to the workers' compensation laws of this state.
(b) The workers' compensation certified under paragraph (1) of subdivision (a) shall
be effective until canceled. The insurer shall provide to the motor carrier of property and to the department
a notice of cancellation not less than 30 days in advance of the effective date.
(c) If, after filing the statement described in paragraph (3) of subdivision (a),
the carrier becomes subject to the workers' compensation laws of this state, the carrier
shall promptly notify the department that the carrier is withdrawing its statement
under paragraph (3) of subdivision (a), and shall simultaneously file the certificate
described in either paragraph (1) or (2) of subdivision (a).
(d) Whenever the department determines or is notified that the certificate of workers'
compensation insurance or certification to self-insure a motor carrier of property
will lapse or be terminated, the department shall suspend the carrier's permit effective
on the date of the lapse or termination, unless the motor carrier provides evidence
of valid insurance coverage pursuant to subdivision (a).
(1) If the carrier's permit is suspended, the carrier shall pay a reinstatement fee as
set forth in Section 34671, and prior to conducting on-highway operations, present proof of valid insurance
coverage pursuant to subdivision (a) in order to have the permit reinstated.
(2) If the evidence provided by the carrier of valid insurance coverage pursuant to
subdivision (a) demonstrates that a lapse in coverage for the carrier's operation
did not occur, the reinstatement fee shall be waived.
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