4901:2-19-01 Definitions.

(A) "Associated service" means any service provided by the carrier which is incidental to the transportation service being provided, but does not include weighing.

(B) "Carrier" means any person engaged in the transportation of household goods in intrastate commerce.

(C) "Certified scale" means a scale which has been tested and approved by the local official charged with the duty of regulating weights and measures.

(D) "Collect on demand" means payment of household goods transportation service is due upon delivery.

(E) "Commission" means the public utilities commission.

(F) "Consumer" means any person who is the consignor or consignee of a household goods shipment and who is identified as such in the bill of lading.

(G) "Gross weight" means the weight of a vehicle or container after a shipment has been completely loaded.

(H) "Household goods" means personal effects and property used or to be used in a dwelling. This rule shall not be construed to include shipments exclusively moving from a factory or store.

(I) "Interstate commerce" means transportation from a point within one state, country, or reservation to a point in another state, country, or reservation, and transportation into, or from this state where such transportation is subject to federal jurisdiction.

(J) "Interstate household goods carrier" means any person who is authorized to and engaged in the transportation of household goods in interstate commerce.

(K) "Intrastate commerce" means transportation from one point in this state to another point in this state, and transportation within this state where such transportation is not subject to federal jurisdiction.

(L) "Net weight" means the weight of a shipment as determined by subtracting the tare weight from the gross weight.

(M) "Reasonable dispatch" means the performance of transportation on the dates or during the period of time agreed upon by the carrier and the consumer and shown on the estimate or the bill of lading in the event no written estimate was prepared and recorded on the estimate or bill of lading, provided however, that the defense of force majeure as construed by the courts shall not be denied the carrier.

(N) "Shipping documents" means all forms, estimates, bills of lading and receipts whether signed or not that are related to the terms and conditions of a particular transaction for the transportation of household goods within in the state of Ohio.

(O) "Tare weight" means the weight of an empty vehicle or container.

Effective: 11/10/2016
Five Year Review (FYR) Dates: 08/25/2016 and 10/31/2021
Promulgated Under: 111.15
Statutory Authority: 4921.30, 4921.38
Rule Amplifies: 4921.30, 4921.38
Prior Effective Dates: 5/25/89, 7/15/99, 10/9/01, 4/10/09, 9/16/11