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52 Pa. Code § 31.45. Contracts.

§ 31.45. Contracts.

 (a)  Form. The special or individual agreements entered into by a contract carrier of household goods in use with shippers shall be in writing, shall provide for transportation for a particular shipper, shall be bilateral and impose specific obligations upon both carrier and shipper.

 (b)  Filing. Each contact carrier of household goods in use shall file and keep on file with the Commission copies or abstracts of contracts in a manner the Commission may by regulation from time to time prescribe. The contracts shall be certified by the carrier and the shipper.

 (c)  Cancellation or expiration. Notice of cancellation or expiration of every contract shall be given to the Commission within 10 days following the cancellation or expiration of the contract. Upon receipt of the notice, the Commission may, without further hearing or notice, revoke or rescind the authorization to operate under the provisions of the contract.

 (d)  Addition or substitution. Contracts may be added to or substituted for those named in the permit only upon the issuance of an amendment to the permit obtained upon the approval of the Commission and only after compliance with the following:

   (1)  Application to the Commission showing the name and address of the proposed customer, route or area sought to be served, extent to which the route or area differs from or conforms to the provisions of the existing permit, commodity to be hauled and the extent to which they exceed or are covered by existing permit, duration of proposed contract or arrangement, and, if substitution, the contract or customer for which to be substituted.

   (2)  Publication of notice of the application in the Pennsylvania Bulletin.

   (3)  If no protests to the application are filed on or before the date prescribed in the Pennsylvania Bulletin for protest, the Commission may issue an amended permit upon consideration of the application and without hearing. If protest is filed, a hearing will be held. Further, the applications may, in the discretion of the Commission, be scheduled for hearing before protests are filed.

   (4)  If the application is for substitution of a contract or customer covering the same commodities and route or territory as for the customer or contract covered by the permit and for which the substitution is to be made, the Commission may grant the same without notice but subject to protest, upon issuance of the amended permit.


   The provisions of this §  31.45 amended under the Public Utility Code, 66 Pa.C.S. §  501.


   The provisions of this §  31.45 adopted April 11, 1939; amended through April 1, 1967; amended February 6, 1998, effective February 7, 1998, 28 Pa.B. 647. Immediately preceding text appears at serial pages (216039) to (216040).

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