Chapter 4901:2-15 Registration of Motor Carriers Operating Under Authority Issued by the Interstate Commerce Commission

4901:2-15-01 Definitions.

(A) "Base state" means a state which is in compliance with the requirements for state participation under the unified carrier registration (UCR) agreement and in which a carrier resides.

(B) "Broker" means a person who, for compensation, arranges or offers to arrange the transportation of property and/or passengers by an authorized motor carrier.

(C) "Commission" means the public utilities commission of Ohio.

(D) "Freight forwarder" means a person, but not a pipeline, rail, motor, or water carrier, holding itself out to the general public to provide transportation of property for compensation and in the ordinary course of its business does any one of the following:

(1) Assembles and consolidates, or provides for assembling and consolidating shipments and performs or provides for break-bulk and distribution operations of shipments.

(2) Assumes responsibility for the transportation from the place of receipt to the place of destination.

(3) Uses for any part of the transportation a carrier regulated by the United States department of transportation (USDOT).

(E) "Motor carrier" and "carrier" mean a person authorized to engage in the transportation of passengers or property, in interstate or foreign commerce, under the authority of the USDOT.

(F) "Motor private carrier" means a motor carrier that transports persons or property, by commercial motor vehicle, and is not a for-hire motor carrier.

(G) "Motor vehicle" means a self-propelled or motor driven vehicle operated by a motor carrier in interstate or foreign commerce under authority issued by the USDOT.

(H) "Principal place of business" means a single location that serves as a motor carrier's headquarters, where the motor carrier maintains or can make available its operational records.

(I) "UCR agreement" means the unified carrier registration agreement enacted as subtitle C of the Safe, Accountable, Flexible, Efficient Transportation Equity Act: A Legacy for Users ("SAFETEA-LU"), section 4301 of Pub. L. No. 109-59, (2005).

(J) "UCR Board" means the board of directors appointed by the secretary of transportation pursuant to SAFETEA-LU.

Effective: 09/27/2010
R.C. 119.032 review dates: 06/21/2010 and 05/31/2015
Promulgated Under: 111.15
Statutory Authority: 4919.76
Rule Amplifies: 4919.76
Prior Effective Dates: 8/1/1992, 8/28/1994, 9/18/2000, 9/12/2007 (Emer.), 12/11/2007 (Emer.), 1/5/2008

4901:2-15-02 Registration requirements.

(A) All motor carriers, motor private carriers, brokers, freight forwarders and leasing companies shall register annually with the commission as required by the unified carrier registration (UCR) agreement.

(B) Motor carriers, motor private carriers, brokers, freight forwarders and leasing companies shall, upon request by the commission, provide information regarding legal name, principle place of business, United States department of transportation registration number and number of motor vehicles subject to registration.

(C) The registration year shall be the calendar year and registration will be accomplished by completion of forms provided by the commission.

(D) All motor carriers, motor private carriers, brokers, freight forwarders and leasing companies whose base state of operations is in Ohio shall pay a fee based upon the size of its fleet. Such fee shall be set annually by the UCR board and published in the federal register.

R.C. 119.032 review dates: 06/21/2010 and 05/31/2015
Promulgated Under: 111.15
Statutory Authority: 4919.76
Rule Amplifies: 4919.76
Prior Effective Dates: 2/1/75, 5/16/83, 8/1/92, 8/28/94, 9/18/00, 9/12/07
(Emer.), 12/11/07 (Emer.), 1/5/08

4901:2-15-03 Change of name, address, or ownership of motor carrier.

(A) If a motor carrier changes its name or business address, the carrier shall submit information to the commission regarding the change made.

(B) Upon a motor carrier's transfer of authority to new owners, the owner shall notify the commission of the change.

R.C. 119.032 review dates: 06/21/2010 and 05/31/2015
Promulgated Under: 111.15
Statutory Authority: 4919.76
Rule Amplifies: 4919.76
Prior Effective Dates: 2/1/1975, 5/16/1983, 8/1/1992, 8/28/1994, 9/18/2000,
6/22/2007, 9/12/2007 (Emer.), 12/11/2007 (Emer.),
1/5/2008

4901:2-15-04 Penalties.

(A) Any motor transportation company, private motor carrier, broker, freight forwarder or leasing agent that operates a motor vehicle in violation of this chapter shall be liable for a civil forfeiture of not more than five hundred dollars for each occurrence.

(B) Any motor transportation company, private motor carrier, broker, freight forwarder or leasing agent that fails to register and pay the applicable fee contemplated under this chapter shall be liable for a civil forfeiture of not more than one thousand dollars.

(C) Any motor transportation company, private motor carrier, broker, freight forwarder or leasing agent that provides false, or misleading information on an application under this chapter may be liable for a civil forfeiture of not more than five thousand dollars.

Effective: 09/27/2010
R.C. 119.032 review dates: 05/31/2015
Promulgated Under: 111.15
Statutory Authority: 4919.76
Rule Amplifies: 4919.76

4901:2-15-05 Registration receipts. [Rescinded].

Rescinded eff 1-5-08

4901:2-15-06 Change of name, address, or ownership of motor carrier. [Rescinded].

Rescinded eff 1-5-08