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67 Pa. Code § 65.2. Definitions.

§ 65.2. Definitions.

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

   Agent—A person authorized by the Department to issue trip permits, hunter permits and telegrams of authority under this chapter.

   Applicant—A person who wants to purchase trip permits, hunter permits or telegrams of authority.

   Apportionable vehicle—Any vehicle except recreational vehicles, vehicles displaying restricted plates, city pickup and delivery vehicles, buses used in transportation of chartered parties, and government-owned vehicles, used or intended for use in two or more member jurisdictions that allocate or proportionally register vehicles and is used for the transportation of persons for hire or designed, used or maintained primarily for the transportation of property:

     (i)   Having a gross vehicle weight in excess of 26,000 pounds.

     (ii)   Having three or more axles, regardless of weight.

     (iii)   If used in combination, with a gross weight of such combination exceeding 26,000 pounds.

   Base jurisdiction—For purposes of fleet registration, the jurisdiction where the registrant has an established place of business, where mileage is accrued by the fleet and where operational records of such fleets are maintained or can be made available.

   Base plate—The registration plate issued by the base jurisdiction, identified by having the word ‘‘APPORTIONED’’ and the base jurisdiction’s name on the plate.

   Bilateral agreement—A registration reciprocity agreement between the Commonwealth and another jurisdiction providing the payment of registration fees on the basis of fleet miles operated in each jurisdiction.

   Bureau—The Bureau of Motor Vehicles of the Department.

   Cab card—A registration card issued by the base jurisdiction for a vehicle of an apportioned fleet containing the make and VIN of the vehicle, the base plate number, the jurisdictions in which the vehicle is registered, registered gross weight for each jurisdiction and any other information deemed necessary.

   Certificate of authorization—A certificate issued by the Bureau authorizing an agent to distribute trip permits, hunter permits or temporary registration authorization.

   Department—The Department of Transportation of the Commonwealth.

   Division—The Commercial Registration Division of the Bureau.

   Established place of business—A physical structure owned or leased by a fleet registrant designated by a street and number or road location, which is open during normal business hours and in which are located:

     (i)   A telephone publicly listed in the name of the fleet registrant.

     (ii)   A person conducting the fleet registrant’s business.

     (iii)   The operational records of the fleet unless the records can be made available.

   Hunter permit—A temporary vehicle registration permit to an owner-operator, not operating as a lessor, for the registered gross weight not exceeding the empty weight of the vehicle.

   Jurisdiction—A state of the United States, the District of Columbia or a province of Canada.

   Lease—A written document vesting exclusive possession and control of a vehicle owned by another under the terms of a lease agreement.

   Lessee—A person who has the legal possession and control of a vehicle owned by another under the terms of a lease agreement.

   Lessor—A person who, under the terms of a lease, grants the legal right of possession, control of, and responsibility for the operation of a vehicle to another person, firm or corporation.

   Motor carrier—A person engaged in the business of transporting goods or persons and having a fleet apportionately registered with the Commonwealth as the base jurisdiction.

   Person—A natural person, firm, partnership, association or corporation.

   Reciprocity—Exemption from further registration by any member jurisdiction of an apportionable vehicle properly registered under an agreement.

   Telegram of authority—A temporary registration transmitted by a wire service authorizing the operation of a Commonwealth based vehicle for 60 days while application for a change in fleet registration is being processed by the Bureau.

   Trip permit—A temporary permit issued by a jurisdiction in lieu of regular apportioned registration.


   The provisions of this §  65.2 adopted April 29, 1983, effective April 30, 1983, 13 Pa.B. 1440; readopted May 6, 1988, effective immediately and applies retroactively to April 30, 1988, 18 Pa.B. 2131; amended November 25, 2005, effective November 26, 2005, 35 Pa.B. 6436. Immediately preceding text appears at serial pages (254029) to (254031).

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