A common carrier
shall paint or affix on each
side of each motor vehicle operated in certificated service by him in letters
of at least 2 inches in height and at least 1/2 inch in width, the name or
registered insignia, if approved by the Commission
, of the carrier and the
number of the certificate
of public convenience as follows:
"Pa.P.U.C. No. A-"
(1) Subsection (a) does not apply to vehicles
owned by another carrier which may be used temporarily in situations arising
from accident, breakdown or peak demand.
Subsection (a) does not apply to vehicles
operated in luxury limousine service as provided in §
(relating to vehicle and equipment requirements).
Numbers. A common
carrier of passengers by taxicab operating more than one taxi shall cause to be
painted or affixed a distinguishing number of at least 4 inches in height and
at least 1/2 inch in width, in numerical sequence beginning with No. 1, in a
conspicuous location on the rear and on each front side where it is clearly
distinguishable from the rear and front side of each motor vehicle. If the
common carrier operates under the name of an association not certificated by
the Commission, there shall also be, in lieu of a separate numbering system, a
single numerical sequence for an association and there shall be painted on the
taxicab the name of the association, and the sequential number assigned by the
association. The association shall supply the Commission with a current listing
of the numbers assigned to each certificated carrier.