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Motor Carrier Act Of 1980

Motor Carrier Act (MCA) of 1980

Definition

Requires certain vehicles to carry minimum limits of insurance coverage to satisfy public liability and environmental restoration claims that may arise from accidents. The minimum required limits range from $750,000 to $1 million to $5 million per accident, depending on the type of commodity transported (i.e., nonhazardous or hazardous and, in the case of hazardous substances, the specific category of such).

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