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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