Obtaining a Carrier Profile
Pursuant to WAC 392-144-145, Every contract between a school district and a charter bus carrier or excursion carrier, or subcontracted carrier shall require a carrier profile report indicating a satisfactory rating from the Washington utilities and transportation commission before any service is provided. No driver under this subsection shall have unsupervised access to children. Supervision of children under this subsection shall be provided by a responsible employee of the school district.
To obtain a safety rating on a charter bus carrier or excursion carrier from the Washington Utilities and Transportation Commission (WUTC), please do the following:
Submit an e-mail request to John Foster at the Washington Utilities and Transportation Commission. His email address is
Or you can contact John at (360) 664-1238.
In your request, please provide the following:
- The name of the person requesting the carrier profile.
- The school district name and a fax number.
- The name of the carrier company and its WUTC charter bus permit number. The permit number can be obtained from the charter bus company applying for the contract.
To review the Utilities & Transportation Commission's (UTC) listing of carriers that hold UTC permits and their permit status. Cancelled permits are not included. For more information, call (360) 664-1238.