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Rule 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) A bill of lading includes:

(1) The name, address, telephone number and certificate number of the carrier which will transport the shipment;

(2) The actual pickup date and the agreed delivery date or the agreed period of time within which delivery of the shipment is expected at the destination;

(3) If the carrier's rates for the shipment are based upon the weight of the shipment, the tare, gross and net weights, weighed as required by paragraph (B) of rule 4901:2-19-07 of the Administrative Code;

(a) The carrier's tare weight, as provided on the copy of the receipt or bill of lading, and attachment of the tare weight ticket before vehicle(s) has been loaded.

(b) True copies of the gross weight tickets required by paragraph (B) of rule 4901:2-19-07 of the Administrative Code as attached to the receipt or bill of lading as soon as such weight tickets are obtained.

(c) The consumer copy of the gross weight ticket either at the weighing, if the consumer is present, or otherwise at the destination.

(4) The number of the vehicle(s) onto which the shipment is loaded; and

(5) If requested by the consumer, a complete inventory of the household goods loaded on the vehicle. The carrier may charge a fee for performing such an inventory.

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

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

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

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

(G) "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.

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

(I) "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.

(J) "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.

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

(L) "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.

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

(N) "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.

(O) "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.

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

Last updated July 27, 2023 at 9:37 AM

Supplemental Information

Authorized By: 4921.30, 4921.38
Amplifies: 4921.30, 4921.38
Five Year Review Date: 6/20/2028
Prior Effective Dates: 5/25/1989, 7/15/1999, 10/9/2001, 4/10/2009, 9/16/2011, 11/10/2016