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common carrier

[¦käm·ən ′kar·ē·ər]
(industrial engineering)
A company recognized by an appropriate regulatory agency as having a vested interest in furnishing communications services or in transporting commodities or people.

common carrier

(communications, company)
(Or "phone company") A private company that offers telecommunications services to the public.

common carrier

A U.S. government-regulated organization that provides telecommunications services for public use, such as AT&T, Verizon, Sprint and Western Union. The term also refers to transportation companies such as FedEx, UPS, the airlines and railroads. Contrast with private carrier.
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If the courts ultimately say that Denbury's pipeline is not a common carrier, the company could be required to rip the $1 billion project out of the ground.
The enactment of the Common Carrier Act in 1917 granted the Railroad Commission authority over the oil and gas industry and required virtually all pipelines to carry the product of other producers by defining them as common carriers.
The data also show that only 73 percent of firms have a "defined, specific process" for choosing how to assign a shipment between the available dedicated/private and common carrier vehicles.
This Part examines common carrier liability and its application to manned space flight operators.
Modern American courts define a common carrier as "one who holds himself out to the public as engaged in the business of transportation of persons or property from place to place for compensation, offering his services to the public generally." (32) Railroads" status as common carriers was assumed from the industry's earliest years in the United States.
Comcast has appealed the decision on the ground that the FCC lacks legal authority to impose nondiscrimination requirements on entities that are not "common carrier" providers of telecommunications service.
their common carrier by providing "as much evidence of negligence
According to The Associated Press the co-pilot has been charged with one count of operation of a common carrier under the influence of alcohol or drugs, an offence that carries a maximum sentence of 15 years in prison and up to USD250,000 in fines.
It was actually started by a predecessor organization, the Regular Common Carrier Conference of ATA in 1956.
The new common carrier and the IT firm have set up a joint venture called Japan Wireless for the project in which the service will be made available across the country, starting in big cities.
District Court for the Southern District of Florida allowed the case to go forward, ruling that the cruise line is a common carrier and is strictly liable for crew member assaults on passengers.
In reversing the judgment for the cruise line, the Eleventh Circuit noted that the district court "lacked authority to enter judgment under Rule 50 (b) for the defendants on a ground not raised prior to the submission of the case to the jury." The appeals court also found that "a common carrier's strict liability to a passenger for crew member assaults during transit rests upon its special implied duty of protection and safe transport that it owes as a common carrier through its employees to its passengers, and not for the reason that the act is incident to a duty within the scope of the crew member's employment."