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