What Is a Common Carrier and Why Is It Important?
On behalf of Schmitt Law Firm, LLC posted in commercial vehicle accidents on Friday, March 20, 2020. A common carrier, in the United States, is simply a vehicle that transports something for commercial purposes. A box truck could be a common carrier while transporting goods, for instance. A bus or a taxi count as common carriers while moving people from one location to another. Even larger vehicles, like commercial airliners, cruises ships and passengers trains fall into this category. One thing these have in common is that there is a fee. If you ride home with a friend after work, your friend is not a common carrier. If you pay a taxi driver to take you home, he or she is a common carrier. You're paying money for the [...]