A commercial individual or organization that carries persons
or property from one place to another for payment—for example, a
trucker. As contrasted with contract carriers, a common carrier
is one that transports or handles the goods of the general public.
Since enactment of the Interstate Commerce Commission (ICC) Termination
Act of 1995, a carrier can hold operating authority as both a common
carrier and contract carrier, but a separate registration fee is
required for each type of authority.
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