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PA Bulletin, Doc. No. 23-1748



Service of Notice of Motor Carrier Formal Complaints

[53 Pa.B. 7823]
[Saturday, December 16, 2023]

 Formal complaints have been issued by the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission. Answers must be filed in accordance with 52 Pa. Code (relating to public utilities). Answers are due January 2, 2024, and must be made with the Secretary, Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission, 400 North Street, Harrisburg, PA 17120, with a copy to the First Deputy Chief Prosecutor, Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission.


Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission; Bureau of Investigation and Enforcement v. Ceva Logistics U.S., Inc.; Doc. No. C-2023-3042892


 The Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission (Commission) is a duly constituted agency of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania empowered to regulate public utilities within the Commonwealth. The Commission has delegated its authority to initiate proceedings which are prosecutory in nature to the Bureau of Investigation and Enforcement and other bureaus with enforcement responsibilities. Pursuant to that delegated authority and Section 701 of the Public Utility Code, the Bureau of Investigation and Enforcement hereby represents as follows:

 1. That Ceva Logistics U.S., Inc., Respondent, maintains its principal place of business at 15350 Vickery, Houston, TX 77032.

 2. That respondent was issued a Certificate of Public Convenience by this Commission on February 12, 2004, at A-00116944 authorizing Respondent to transport, as a motor common carrier, property, excluding household goods in use, between points in Pennsylvania for compensation, at PUC No. 704460.

 3. On September 8, 2023, a Driver/Vehicle Compliance Report was completed by PA PUC Enforcement Officer Vincent Gentile roadside at Mill Street, New Castle, Lawrence County, PA. Officer Gentile inspected a 2015 International Truck, PA registration number ZNY8878, transporting freight for compensation from New Castle, Lawrence County, PA to Oakdale, Allegheny County, PA.

 4. Officer Gentile found through PUC information that the carrier does have PUC authority but the driver, Thomas Dunlap failed to have a lease agreement on board when requested by the Officer.

 5. That Respondent, by transporting property between points in Pennsylvania for compensation while not possessing the lease agreement on board the vehicle, violated the Public Utility Code, 52 Pa. Code 31.32(c)(2)(Vi). The penalty for this violation is $50.00.

Wherefore, the Bureau of Investigation and Enforcement hereby requests that the Commission fine the Respondent, Ceva Logistics U.S., Inc. Transport, Inc., the penalty of fifty dollars ($50.00) for the illegal activity described in this Complaint and order such other remedy as the Commission may deem to be appropriate.

 Respectfully submitted,
Andrew Turriziani, Chief
Bureau of Investigation and Enforcement
Motor Carrier Enforcement Division
400 North Street
Harrisburg, PA 17120


 I, Andrew Turriziani, hereby state that the facts above set forth are true and correct to the best of my knowledge, information, and belief and that I expect that the Bureau will be able to prove same at any hearing held in this matter. I understand that the statements herein are made subject to the penalties of 18 Pa.C.S. § 4904 relating to unsworn falsification to authorities.

Date: October 26, 2023

Andrew Turriziani, Chief
Motor Carrier Enforcement
Bureau of Investigation and En-


 A. You must file an Answer within twenty (20) days of the date of service of this Complaint. The date of service is the mailing date as indicated at the top of the Secretarial Cover Letter for this Complaint and Notice, 52 Pa. Code § 1.56(a). An Answer is a written explanation of circumstances wished to be considered in determining the outcome. The Answer shall raise all factual and legal arguments that you wish to claim in your defense and must include the reference number of this Complaint. Your Answer must be verified, and the original shall be mailed to:

Rosemary Chiavetta, Secretary
Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission
400 North Street, 2nd Floor
Harrisburg, PA 17120

 Or you may eFile your Answer using the Commission's website at The link to eFiling is located under the Filing & Resources tab on the homepage. If your Answer is 250 pages or less, you are not required to file a paper copy. If your Answer exceeds 250 pages, you must file a paper copy with the Secretary's Bureau.

 Additionally, a copy should either be mailed to:

Bureau of Investigation and Enforcement
Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission
400 North Street, 3rd Floor
Harrisburg, PA 17120

 Or, e-mailed to:

 B. If you fail to answer this complaint within twenty (20) days, the Bureau of Investigation and Enforcement will request that the Commission issue a Secretarial Letter imposing a penalty. The penalty could include a fine, the suspension or revocation of your certificate of public convenience or other remedy.

 C. You may elect not to contest this complaint by paying the fine proposed in this Complaint by certified check or money order. Payment must be made to the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and should be forwarded to:

Rosemary Chiavetta, Secretary
Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission
400 North Street Harrisburg, PA 17120

 D. Your payment is an admission that you committed the alleged violation and an agreement to cease and desist from further violations. Upon receipt of your payment, the complaint proceedings shall be closed.

 E. If you file an Answer, which admits or fails to deny the allegations of the Complaint, the Bureau of Investigation and Enforcement will request that the Commission issue a Secretarial Letter imposing a penalty.

 F. If you file an Answer which contests the Complaint, the matter will be assigned to an Administrative Law Judge for hearing and decision. The judge is not bound by the optional fine set forth above.

 G. Alternative formats of this material are available for persons with disabilities by contacting the Commission's ADA Coordinator at 717-787-8714.


[Pa.B. Doc. No. 23-1748. Filed for public inspection December 15, 2023, 9:00 a.m.]

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