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66-1,108.Transportation by motor carriers; definitions. As used in this act:

(a) "Commission" means the corporation commission of the state of Kansas;

(b) "gross combination vehicle weight rating" means the value specified by the manufacturer as the loaded weight of a combination (articulated) motor vehicle. In the absence of a value specified by the manufacturer, gross combination weight rating shall be determined by adding the gross vehicle weight rating of the power unit and the total weight of the towed unit and any load thereon;

(c) "gross vehicle weight rating" means the value specified by the manufacturer as the loaded weight of a single motor vehicle;

(d) "ground water well drilling rigs" means any vehicle, machine, tractor, trailer, semi-trailer or specialized mobile equipment propelled or drawn by mechanical power and used on highways to transport water well field operating equipment, including water well drilling and pump service rigs equipped to access ground water;

(e) "household goods" means property and personal effects used or to be used in a dwelling, when a part of the equipment or supply of such dwelling and such other similar property, as the commission may provide by rules and regulations, if the transportation of such effects or property is:

(1) Arranged and paid for by the householder, including transportation of property from a factory or store when the property is purchased by the householder with intent to use in such householder's dwelling; or

(2) arranged and paid for by another party.

(f) "Motor carrier" means any person operating as a for hire motor carrier or a private motor carrier, and any of that person's agents, officers, representatives, as well as employees responsible for hiring, supervising, training, assigning or dispatching of drivers and employees concerned with the installation, inspection and maintenance of motor vehicle equipment or accessories or both;

(g) "motor vehicle" means any automobile, truck, trailer, semitrailer, tractor, motor bus or any other self-propelled or motor-driven vehicle used upon any of the public highways of the state for the purpose of transporting persons or property;

(h) "person" means any individual, firm, partnership, limited liability partnership, corporation, limited liability company, association or their lessees, trustees or receivers;

(i) "private motor carrier" means a person who provides transportation of property or passengers, by commercial motor vehicle and is not a for hire motor carrier;

(j) "public highways" means every public street, alley, road or highway or thoroughfare of any kind used by the public;

(k) "public motor carrier of household goods" means any person who undertakes for hire to transport by commercial motor vehicle from place to place, the household goods of others who may choose to employ or contract with the motor carrier;

(l) "public motor carrier of passengers" means any person who undertakes for hire to transport by commercial motor vehicle, from place to place, persons who may choose to employ or contract with the motor carrier; and

(m) "public motor carrier of property" means any person who undertakes for hire to transport by commercial motor vehicle, from place to place, the property other than household goods of others who may choose to employ or contract with the motor carrier.

History: L. 1931, ch. 236, § 1; L. 1933, ch. 229, § 1; L. 1959, ch. 258, § 1; L. 2001, ch. 73, § 1; L. 2003, ch. 124, § 14; L. 2004, ch. 152, § 5; L. 2009, ch. 119, § 10; July 1.



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2017. Powered by KLISS. Rendered: 2017-10-03T21:42:06. Head Rev No: 272334