common carrier


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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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Immediately after the trial, the defendants requested a hearing for the judge to determine whether any one of the four defendants was both a common carrier and Aydin's employer.
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The history of common carrier regulation of telephone companies demonstrates a similar dual concern with controlling monopoly and, more generally, with declaring telephony to be a public enterprise.
All wine direct shipping regulations place the responsibility for verifying the age of the recipient of the wine on the winery or retailer, not the common carrier.
Upon appeal, the courts rejected the FCC findings and decided that there was nothing in existing regulations which prohibited a specialized common carrier from competing head-on with AT&T Long Lines.
But because the courts have always held that no nexus is created when a common carrier delivers the goods, as opposed to the taxpayer delivering the goods, the Guideline has again adopted a broader position than the courts have been willing to accept.
Authorize every common carrier to meet or beat prices offered by competitors, even if that results in what would otherwise be an (unlawful) "discriminatory" price.
Finding the common carrier rule "no longer viable as a matter of law or policy," the New York high court concluded "that the token booth clerk's assaultive conduct, which was indisputably outside the scope of her employment, does not give rise to vicarious liability on the part of her employer.
In addition, if a local telephone company chooses to offer physical collocation, it must offer that arrangement as a common carrier service, subject to tariffing and other common carrier requirements, not as an unregulated service as had been suggested by some local telephone companies.