§ 65.2. Definitions.
The following words and terms, when used in this chapter, have the following meanings, unless the context clearly indicates otherwise:
AgentA person authorized by the Department to issue trip permits, hunter permits and telegrams of authority under this chapter.
ApplicantA person who wants to purchase trip permits, hunter permits or telegrams of authority.
Apportionable vehicleAny 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 jurisdictionFor 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 plateThe registration plate issued by the base jurisdiction, identified by having the word APPORTIONED and the base jurisdictions name on the plate.
Bilateral agreementA 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.
BureauThe Bureau of Motor Vehicles of the Department.
Cab cardA 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 authorizationA certificate issued by the Bureau authorizing an agent to distribute trip permits, hunter permits or temporary registration authorization.
DepartmentThe Department of Transportation of the Commonwealth.
DivisionThe Commercial Registration Division of the Bureau.
Established place of businessA 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 registrants business.
(iii) The operational records of the fleet unless the records can be made available.
Hunter permitA 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.
JurisdictionA state of the United States, the District of Columbia or a province of Canada.
LeaseA written document vesting exclusive possession and control of a vehicle owned by another under the terms of a lease agreement.
LesseeA person who has the legal possession and control of a vehicle owned by another under the terms of a lease agreement.
LessorA 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 carrierA person engaged in the business of transporting goods or persons and having a fleet apportionately registered with the Commonwealth as the base jurisdiction.
PersonA natural person, firm, partnership, association or corporation.
ReciprocityExemption from further registration by any member jurisdiction of an apportionable vehicle properly registered under an agreement.
Telegram of authorityA 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 permitA 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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