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52 Pa. Code § 31.1. Definitions.

GENERAL PROVISIONS


§ 31.1. Definitions.

 The following words and terms, when used in this chapter, have the following meanings, unless the context clearly indicates otherwise:

   Common carrier by motor vehicle—A person or corporation holding out or undertaking, directly or indirectly, to transport household goods in use or property between points within this Commonwealth by motor vehicle for compensation, whether or not as the owner or operator of the motor vehicle. The term includes persons or corporations providing or furnishing a motor vehicle with or without a driver for the transportation or for use in the transportation of household goods in use or property; a common carrier by rail, water or air; and express or forwarding public utilities insofar as the common carrier or the public utility is engaged in motor vehicle operation, except as expressly exempted by the act.

   Contract carrier by motor vehicle—A person or corporation who or which provides or furnishes transportation of household goods in use between points within this Commonwealth by motor vehicle for compensation whether or not as the owner operator of the motor vehicle. The term includes a person or corporation providing or furnishing a motor vehicle with or without a driver for the transportation or for use in the transportation other than as a common carrier by motor vehicle, except as expressly exempted by the act.

   Corporation—As defined in §  21.1 (relating to definitions), but shall also exclude bona fide corporate associations which furnish service on a nonprofit basis only to their stockholders or members, as expressly exempted by the act.

   Forwarder—A person or corporation not included in the terms ‘‘common carrier by motor vehicle,’’ ‘‘contract carrier by motor vehicle’’ or ‘‘broker,’’ who or which issues receipts or billings for property received by the person or corporation for transportation, forwarding or consolidating, or for distribution by a medium of transportation or combination of media of transportation other than solely by motor vehicle.

   Household goods in use. See §  21.1 (relating to definitions).

   Household goods in use carrier—A motor common or contract carrier who or which holds a certificate or permit to transport household goods in use.

   Motor common carrier of property—A motor common carrier who or which transports property, other than household goods in use.

   Permit—A permit issued by the Commission to contract carriers by motor vehicle.

   Property—Tangible property, other than household goods in use.

Authority

   The provisions of this §  31.1 amended under the Public Utility Code, 66 Pa.C.S. §  501.

Source

   The provisions of this §  31.1 adopted April 11, 1939; amended through April 1, 1967; amended May 25, 1979, effective May 26, 1979, 9 Pa.B. 1670; amended February 6, 1998, effective February 7, 1998, 28 Pa.B. 647. Immediately preceding text appears at serial pages (216019) to (216020).



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