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private carrier

n. one who provides transportation or delivery of goods for money, just for the particular instance, and not as a regular business. It is distinguished from a "common carrier" which is in the business, such as buses, railroads, trucking companies, airlines and taxis. However, a private carrier may be liable for injuries to anyone who pays or shares the cost of transport. (See: common carrier, guest statute)

private carrier

a carrier who operates under a particular contract in each case and who may choose whether to accept or reject any request to carry. In the absence of a special term in the contract, a private carrier probably has no lien over the goods of a consignor. The Carriers Act 1830 does not apply to private carriers. See COMMON CARRIER.
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Finally, knowledge of private carrier changes since interstate deregulation may help predict the effects of intrastate deregulation.
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