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Rule 4501:1-8-02 | Definitions.


As provided in this chapter:

(A) "Fleet" means one or more apportionable vehicles.

(B) "Apportionable vehicle" means any vehicle, except recreational vehicles, vehicles displaying restricted plates, city pickup and delivery vehicles, 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 and:

(1) Is a power unit having two axles and a gross weight or registered gross vehicle weight in excess of twenty-six thousand pounds; or

(2) Is a power unit having three or more axles regardless of weight; or

(3) Is used in combination, when the weight of such combination exceeds twenty-six thousand pounds gross vehicle weight.

(C) "Hunter's permit" means a limited permit which may be obtained by an owner-operator not operating as a lessor allowing the movement of the carrier's vehicle with a registered gross weight not in excess of the unladen weight of the vehicle.

(D) "IRP" means international registration plan.

(E) "Trip permit" means a temporary permit issued by a jurisdiction in lieu of regular apportioned license plates and cab card.

(F) "Trip lease" means lease of a vehicle to a lessee for a one trip operation only.

(G) "Unladen weight" means actual weight of a vehicle including the cab, body, and all accessories with which the vehicle is equipped for normal use on the highway, excluding the weight of any load.

(H) "Jurisdiction" means a state, territory, or possession of the United States, the District of Columbia, or a state, province, or territory of another country.

(I) "Member jurisdiction" means a state, territory or possession of the United States, the District of Columbia, or a state, province, or territory of another country and which is a signatory of the IRP.

(J) "Rental fleet" means five or more vehicles rented or offered for rent with or without drivers; the giving of possession and control of vehicles for a specified time and which have been designated as a rental fleet.

(K) "Owner-operator" means a lessor who leases a vehicle with a driver to a carrier.

Supplemental Information

Authorized By: 4501.02, 4503.61, 4503.66
Amplifies: 4503.60, 4503.61, 4503.66
Five Year Review Date: 12/17/2021
Prior Effective Dates: 12/1/1990, 7/6/1996, 4/29/2007