(13.2) "Household goods carrier" means a motor carrier of property
authorized to transport household goods.
(13.3) "Household goods common carrier" means any household goods carrier
engaged in transportation for the general public over regular or irregular
routes. Household goods common carriers may also be referred to as "common
carriers of household goods".
(13.4) "Household goods contract carrier"
means any household goods carrier engaged in transportation under contract with
a limited number of shippers (that shall not be freight forwarders, shippers'
agents or brokers) that either (a) assigns motor vehicles for a continuing
period of time to the exclusive use of the shipper or shippers served, or (b)
furnishes transportation service designed to meet the distinct need of the
shipper or shippers served. Household goods contract carriers may also be
referred to as "contract carriers of household goods".
(14) "Interstate carrier" means any person engaged in the
for-hire transportation of persons or property in
interstate or foreign commerce in this State, whether or
not such transportation is pursuant to authority issued
to it by the Interstate Commerce Commission.
(15) "Intrastate carrier" means any person engaged in the
for-hire transportation of persons or property in
intrastate commerce in this State.
(16) "Interstate commerce" means commerce between a point in
the State of Illinois and a point outside the State of
Illinois, or between points outside the State of
Illinois when such commerce moves through Illinois, or
between points in Illinois moving through another state
in a bona fide operation that is either exempt from
federal regulation or moves under a certificate or permit issued by
the Interstate Commerce Commission authorizing interstate transportation,
whether such commerce moves wholly by motor vehicle or
partly by motor vehicle and partly by any other
regulated means of transportation where the commodity
does not come to rest or change its identity during the
movement, and includes commerce originating or
terminating in a foreign country moving through the State of Illinois.
(17) "Intrastate commerce" means commerce moving wholly
between points within the State of Illinois, whether
such commerce moves wholly by one transportation mode or partly by
one mode and partly by any other mode of transportation.
(18) "License" means any certificate, permit, broker's
license, or other license issued under this Chapter. For purposes of Article
III of Sub-chapter 4 of this Chapter, "license" does not include a "public
(19) "Motor carrier" means any person engaged in the
transportation of property or passengers, or both, for
hire, over the public roads of this State, by motor
vehicle. Motor carriers engaged in the transportation
of property are referred to as "motor carriers of
property"; motor carriers engaged in the transportation
of passengers are referred to as "motor carriers of
passengers" or "bus companies".
(20) "Motor vehicle" means any vehicle, truck, trucktractor,
trailer or semitrailer propelled or drawn by mechanical
power and used upon the highways of the State in the
transportation of property or passengers.
(21) "Non-relocation towing" means the:
(a) For-hire transportation of vehicles by use of
(22) "Notice" means with regard to all proceedings except enforcement
proceedings instituted on the motion of the Commission, and except for
interstate motor carrier registrations, public notice by publication in the
official state newspaper, unless otherwise provided in this Chapter.
(23) "Official state newspaper" means the newspaper
designated and certified to the Commission annually by
the Director of Central Management Services of the State
of Illinois, or, if said Director fails to certify to
the Commission the name and address of the official
newspaper selected by the Director prior to expiration
of the previous certification, the newspaper designated
in the most recent certification.
(24) "Party" means any person admitted as a party to a
Commission proceeding or seeking and entitled as a
matter of right to admission as a party to a Commission proceeding.
(25) "Permit" means a permit issued under this Chapter to
contract carriers of property by motor vehicle.
(26) "Person" means any natural person or legal entity,
whether such entity is a proprietorship, partnership,
corporation, association, or other entity, and, where a
provision concerns the acts or omissions of a person,
includes the partners, officers, employees, and agents
of the person, as well as any trustees, assignees,
receivers, or personal representatives of the person.
(27) "Private carrier by motor vehicle" means any person
engaged in the transportation of property or passengers
by motor vehicle other than for hire, whether the person
is the owner, lessee or bailee of the lading or
otherwise, when the transportation is for the purpose of sale, lease, or
bailment and in furtherance of the person's primary business, other than
transportation. "Private carriers by motor vehicle" may be
referred to as "private carriers". Ownership, lease or
bailment of the lading is not sufficient proof of a
private carrier operation if the carrier is, in fact,
engaged in the transportation of property for-hire.
(27.1) "Public carrier" means a motor carrier of property, other than a
household goods carrier.
(27.2) "Public carrier certificate" means a certificate issued to a motor
carrier to transport property, other than household goods, in intrastate
commerce. The issuance of a public carrier certificate shall not be subject to
the provisions of Article I of Sub-chapter 2 of this Chapter.
(28) "Public convenience and necessity" shall be construed to have the same
meaning under this Chapter as it was construed by the courts to have under the
Illinois Motor Carrier of Property Law, with respect to motor carriers of
property, and the Public Utilities Act with respect to motor
carriers of passengers and rail carriers.
(29) "Public interest" shall be construed to have the same
meaning under this Chapter as it was construed by the courts
to have under the Illinois Motor Carrier of Property Law.
(30) "Rail carrier" means any person engaged in the
transportation of property or passengers for hire by
railroad, together with all employees or agents of such
person or entity, and all property used, controlled, or
owned by such person or entity.
(31) "Railroad" means track and associated structures,
including bridges, tunnels, switches, spurs, terminals
and other facilities, and equipment, including engines,
freight cars, passenger cars, cabooses, and other
equipment, used in the transportation of property or
passengers by rail.
(32) "Rail yard" means a system of parallel tracks, cross-overs and
switches where cars are switched and made up into trains, and where cars,
locomotives, and other rolling stock are kept when not in use or awaiting
repairs. A "rail yard" may also be referred to as a "yard".
(33) "Rate" means every individual or joint rate, fare, toll,
or charge of any carrier or carriers, any provisions relating to
application thereof, and any tariff or schedule
containing rates and provisions. The term "tariff"
refers to a publication or document containing motor
common carrier rates and provisions
or rates and provisions applicable
via rail carrier under contracts established pursuant to
49 U.S. Code 10713. The term "schedule" refers to a
publication or document containing motor contract
carrier rates and provisions.
(34) "Registration" means a registration issued to an
(35) "Shipper" means the consignor or consignee.
(36) "Terminal area" means, in addition to the area within the corporate
boundary of an incorporated city, village, municipality,
or community center, the area (whether incorporated
or unincorporated) within 10 air miles of the
corporate limits of the base city, village, municipality, or
community center, including all of any city,
village or municipality which lies within such area.
(37) "Transfer" means the sale, lease, consolidation, merger, acquisition
or change of control, or other transfer of a license, in whole or in part.
(38) "Transportation" means the actual movement of property or passengers
by motor vehicle (without regard to ownership of vehicles or equipment used
in providing transportation service) or rail together with loading,
unloading, and any other accessorial or ancillary service provided by the
carrier in connection with movement by motor vehicle or rail,
which is performed by or on behalf of the carriers, its employees or agents,
or under the authority or direction of the carrier or under the apparent
authority or direction and with the knowledge of the carrier. Transportation
of property by motor vehicle includes driveaway or towaway delivery service.
(39) "Towing" means the pushing, towing, or drawing of wheeled
property by means of a crane, hoist, towbar, towline, or auxiliary axle.
(40) "Wrecker or towing equipment" means tow trucks or auxiliary axles,
when used in relation to towing accidentally wrecked or disabled vehicles; and
roll-back carriers or trailers, when used in relation to transporting
accidentally wrecked or disabled vehicles. Wrecker or towing equipment does
not include car carriers or trailers other than roll-back car carriers or
(Source: P.A. 89-42, eff. 1-1-96; 89-444, eff. 1-25-96; 90-14, eff.