A. Executive Town Car Vehicle Certification. The Executive Town Car Company shall regularly provide a list of applicant vehicles affiliated with the permitted Executive Town Car Company for Director certification that vehicles meet all requirements pursuant to Chapter 16.40 on a form approved by the Director. Vehicles shall be certified by the Director and affiliated with a permitted Executive Town Car Company prior to being used to provide Executive Town Car service on a form approved by the Director. Vehicles not meeting all required conditions shall not be certified and will not be allowed to operate as an Executive Town Car Vehicle.
B. Term of Certified Executive Town Car Vehicle. Certifications for Executive Town Car Vehicles provided by the Director shall be valid for one year from the date of the initial certification. The Executive Town Car Company shall provide a re-certification to the Director annually prior to the certification expiration and within one month of the expiration date on a form approved by the Director.
C. Application Process. Applications for Executive Town Car Vehicle certification shall be made directly to an affiliated Executive Town Car Company. The Executive Town Car Company will regularly provide to the Director an Executive Town Car Driver and Vehicle Application List, pursuant to certification requirements, that the vehicle meets all requirements before the vehicle shall operate as an Executive Town Car Vehicle on a form approved by the Director.
D. Vehicle Registration, Licensing, and Insurance. All Executive Town Car Vehicles shall maintain, at all times, vehicle registration, licensing and insurance as required by the State of Oregon or the state in which such vehicle is registered.
E. Vehicle Requirements. Executive Town Car Vehicles shall widely be recognized as luxury vehicles and no vehicle will be allowed to operate as an Executive Town Car Vehicle following 10 years after the vehicle manufactured date, regardless of when the vehicle was purchased or put into service as an Executive Town Car Vehicle.
1. Notwithstanding Subsection 16.40.350 E., the Director may, at the recommendation of the PFHT Advisory Committee pursuant to Section 16.40.970, adopt Executive Town Car Vehicle administrative rules and standards to allow Executive Town Car Vehicles with manufacturing dates beyond 10 years to operate and considered to be “Classic” and safe, clean and in good working order.
F. Vehicle Safety Inspections. Each Executive Town Car Vehicle shall pass an annual standardized vehicle safety test as performed by a National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) Blue Seal Recognized Shop or by an automotive technician with a current, valid ASE certification in any of the areas of ASE A4-A8. Inspections are required if the vehicle:
1. Is more than one year old, based on model year, or
2. Has 10,000 miles or more on its odometer, or
3. Has the “check engine” light illuminated, regardless of model year or mileage.
G. Executive Town Car Vehicle Safety Certificate Requirements. Upon successful completion of the vehicle inspection, The ASE Blue Seal Recognized Shop or ASE Automotive Technician will provide to the Executive Town Car Driver applicant a “Safety Certificate” stating that the vehicle passed the required safety inspection. The safety inspection checklist used by the ASE Blue Seal Recognized Shop or ASE Automotive Technician shall be completed on a form approved by the Director.
H. Vehicle Condition. Each Executive Town Car Vehicle shall meet the following requirements:
1. Each Executive Town Car Vehicle shall:
a. Be kept in safe condition and good repair;
b. Be kept clean and in good appearance;
c. Be properly equipped, including but not limited to carrying a hands-free accessory for mobile devices, a standard first aid kit and fire extinguisher;
d. Meet State of Oregon Department of Environmental Quality motor vehicle emissions standards established for the Portland-Metro.
I. Executive Town Car Vehicle Re-certification. The Executive Town Car Company shall provide a list of applicant vehicles for re-certification to the Director within one month prior to the Executive Town Car Vehicle certification expiration, on a form approved by the Director. Applicant vehicles shall meet all conditions and be consistent with Executive Town Car Vehicle certification requirements pursuant to Subsections 16.40.310 G. – I. and Section16.40.360 for re-certification. Vehicles not meeting all such conditions will not be re-certified as an Executive Town Car Vehicle and shall not be allowed to operate as an Executive Town Car Vehicle.