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common carrier

n.
1. One that is in the business of transporting the public, goods, or messages for a fee.
2. A company that provides telecommunications services, as by telephone or satellite, to the public.

common carrier

n
(Commerce) a person or firm engaged in the business of transporting goods or passengers

com′mon car′rier


n.
1. (in federal regulatory and other legal usage) a carrier offering its services at published rates for interstate transportation.
2. a public service company, as a telephone company, engaged in transmitting messages for the public.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.common carrier - a person or firm in the business of transporting people or goods or messages
line - a commercial organization serving as a common carrier
business, business concern, business organisation, business organization, concern - a commercial or industrial enterprise and the people who constitute it; "he bought his brother's business"; "a small mom-and-pop business"; "a racially integrated business concern"
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159A]," which governs motor vehicle common carriers of passengers in Massachusetts.
As such, providers of broadband--internet service providers (ISPs)--are classified as common carriers, but without the rate regulation or filing of tariffs that other utilities face.
org/news/a/the-att-v-ftc-common-carrier-ruling-and-how-it-changes-common-carrier-regulation/) fought and won a lawsuit against the FTC in 2016 that found common carriers are exempt from being governed by Section Five of the FTC Act, which gives the FTC the ability to prevent corporations from using "unfair or deceptive acts or practices in or affecting commerce.
The US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, on August 29, issued a decision that exempts "common carriers" from Federal Trade Commission ("FTC") jurisdiction based on their "status" as common carriers, even for activities that are not common carrier services regulated by the Federal Communications Commission ("FCC") or the Surface Transportation Board.
The language means the FCC can regulate Internet service providers as common carriers -- essentially legacy telephone companies.
It is part of the Railroad Commission's responsibility to apply the applicable statutory provisions to the pipelines under its jurisdiction and determine if those pipelines are private pipelines, gas utilities or common carriers.
MANILA -- Transportation contractors and common carriers are exempt from local tax, the Supreme Court said in a ruling released Wednesday.
The use of common carriers to supplement private and dedicated resources has increasingly become a strategy that many transportation providers are utilizing to control internal capacity.
The Railroad Commission says the proposal will simply improve its registration process for common carriers and will not grant the agency new authority on eminent domain.
Regardless of whether these entities are common carriers, they face a threat of high levels of liability, as well as risks stemming from an inability to obtain insurance and the escalation of tort litigation costs.
The revised clauses previously were applicable only to common carriers (those subject to Federal Communications Commission or other governmental regulation).