common carrier


Definitions (2)

1.Communications: Company that offers communication services to general public over land-wire, sea cable, mobile (cellular), point-to-point microwave, and/or satellite systems.
2.Transportation: 'For hire' transporter that (1) serves all customers without discrimination, (2) provides scheduled service to designated points or within a designated area, (3) carries only the type of cargo for which it is certified, and (4) is named as the carrier in the contract of carriage. See also contract carrier.

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  • You should find a good common carrier so that you can always rely on the service they offer and not worry about it.

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  • I wanted to have a common carrier instal the cable in my house, and it had to be one that I trusted a lot.

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  • Getting the best price from a common carrier can save your company a lot of money over the long term.

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