(A) Each carrier shall, in a tariff filed with the commission, establish and maintain rates, charges and provisions for the transportation of household goods and associated services.
(B) Rates, charges and provisions of a carrier's tariff shall be clearly stated. Rates may be stated in any measurable unit verifiable by the consumer.
(C) Carriers may provide for the use of discounts and individual contracts in their tariffs. All contracts must be maintained by the carrier for three years.
(D) Paragraph (B) of this rule shall not apply to binding estimates. Carriers which offer binding estimates may, as to those binding estimates, provide for a simplified tariff which states: " _______________ (carrier) hereby certifies that it shall provide binding estimates for the transportation of household goods in this state."
(E) All carriers are liable for the replacement value of goods transported, pursuant to rule 4901:2-19-06 of the Administrative Code. Carriers may provide for limitations on liability by filing such limitations in their tariffs.
(F) All tariffs shall include a title page indicating the name and address of the carrier and any certificate number issued to the carrier by the commission. If a tariff is filed for more than one carrier, the individual names, firm names or corporate names of the carriers, and the city and state in which their principal offices are located, shall be listed in alphabetical order.
(G) All pages shall be numbered consecutively and if a tariff contains more than fifteen pages, the tariff shall include a table of contents.
(H) Tariffs may be submitted to the commission in hard copy format or electronically.
(I) Interstate household goods carriers are not required to file tariffs with the commission, but are required to comply with federal rules regarding rates and tariffs as promulgated in 49 C.F.R. 375.215 to 221, 703, 705, 801 and 807.
Five Year Review (FYR) Dates: 08/25/2016 and 10/31/2021
Promulgated Under: 111.15
Statutory Authority: 4921.30, 4921.38
Rule Amplifies: 4921.13, 4921.30, 4921.38
Prior Effective Dates: 7/15/99, 5/25/89, 4/10/09, 9/16/11