§ 37-3-1 Short title
§ 37-3-2 Definitions
§ 37-3-3 Applicability of chapter to interstate commerce
§ 37-3-4 Exemptions
§ 37-3-5 Operations to be in accordance with chapter; carriers subject to regulation of commission
§ 37-3-6 Proprietary or property rights in use of highways not conferred by chapter
§ 37-3-7 Powers and duties of commission generally
§ 37-3-8 Commission members not to have pecuniary interest, etc., in carriers or brokers
§ 37-3-9 Disposition of matters requiring hearing
§ 37-3-10 Certificate of public convenience and necessity – When required; application; determination by commission
§ 37-3-11 Certificate of public convenience and necessity – Issuance generally
§ 37-3-12 Certificate of public convenience and necessity – Scope of authority granted; deviations; charter parties; transportation of newspapers, baggage or mail; abandonment or discontinuance
§ 37-3-12.1 Grant of intrastate charter rights to certain common carriers authorized
§ 37-3-13 Contract carrier permits – Generally
§ 37-3-14 Contract carrier permits – Dual operations
§ 37-3-15 Licensing and regulation of brokers
§ 37-3-16 Effective date of certificates, permits or licenses; suspension, change or revocation
§ 37-3-17 Transfer of certificates or permits
§ 37-3-18 Bond or other security
§ 37-3-20 Tariffs of common carriers
§ 37-3-19 Duty of common carrier to provide service, equipment, and facilities; rates and charges generally; rules, regulations, and practices; other remedies not extinguished
§ 37-3-21 Schedules or contracts of contract carriers; charges generally; rules, regulations or practices
§ 37-3-22 Accounts, records and reports
§ 37-3-23 Bills of lading
§ 37-3-23.1 Unenforceability of certain motor vehicle transportation contract provisions
§ 37-3-24 Effective date of commission orders
§ 37-3-25 Penalties for violations
§ 37-3-26 Collection of rates and charges
§ 37-3-27 Employment of personnel to aid commission in administration and enforcement of chapter
§ 37-3-28 Examiners
§ 37-3-29 Appeals
§ 37-3-30 Additional compensation of commission members
§ 37-3-31 Appropriation
§ 37-3-32 Fees
§ 37-3-32.1 Administration of Unified Carrier Registration Act of 2005
§ 37-3-33 Municipal privilege license fees or taxes
§ 37-3-34 Rules and regulations of commission

Terms Used In Alabama Code > Title 37 > Chapter 3

  • Affidavit: A written statement of facts confirmed by the oath of the party making it, before a notary or officer having authority to administer oaths.
  • Amendment: A proposal to alter the text of a pending bill or other measure by striking out some of it, by inserting new language, or both. Before an amendment becomes part of the measure, thelegislature must agree to it.
  • Answer: The formal written statement by a defendant responding to a civil complaint and setting forth the grounds for defense.
  • Appeal: A request made after a trial, asking another court (usually the court of appeals) to decide whether the trial was conducted properly. To make such a request is "to appeal" or "to take an appeal." One who appeals is called the appellant.
  • Appellate: About appeals; an appellate court has the power to review the judgement of another lower court or tribunal.
  • Appropriation: The provision of funds, through an annual appropriations act or a permanent law, for federal agencies to make payments out of the Treasury for specified purposes. The formal federal spending process consists of two sequential steps: authorization
  • broker: Any person not included in the term "motor carrier" and not a bona fide employee or agent of any such carrier, who or which, as principal or agent, sells or offers for sale any transportation of property other than that transported by common carriers of passengers, subject to this chapter, or negotiates for or holds itself out by solicitation, advertisement, or otherwise as one who sells, provides, furnishes, contracts, or arranges for the transportation. See Alabama Code 37-3-2
  • certificate: A certificate of public convenience and necessity issued under this chapter to common carriers by motor vehicle. See Alabama Code 37-3-2
  • circuit: means judicial circuit. See Alabama Code 1-1-1
  • commission: The Alabama Public Service Commission. See Alabama Code 37-3-2
  • commissioner: One of the members of the commission. See Alabama Code 37-3-2
  • COMMON CARRIER BY MOTOR VEHICLE: Any person who or which undertakes, whether directly or by a lease or other arrangement, to transport passengers or property or any class or classes of property for the general public in the State of Alabama by motor vehicle for compensation, whether over regular or irregular routes or whether between fixed termini or not, including such other motor vehicle operations of carriers by rail or water or express and forwarding companies under this chapter. See Alabama Code 37-3-2
  • Complaint: A written statement by the plaintiff stating the wrongs allegedly committed by the defendant.
  • Contract: A legal written agreement that becomes binding when signed.
  • CONTRACT CARRIER BY MOTOR VEHICLE: Any person not included under subdivision (3), who or which under a special or individual contract or agreement, under special or individual contracts or special or individual agreements and whether directly or by lease or any other arrangement transports passengers or property by motor vehicle for compensation in this state. See Alabama Code 37-3-2
  • Conviction: A judgement of guilt against a criminal defendant.
  • Corporation: A legal entity owned by the holders of shares of stock that have been issued, and that can own, receive, and transfer property, and carry on business in its own name.
  • Damages: Money paid by defendants to successful plaintiffs in civil cases to compensate the plaintiffs for their injuries.
  • Deposition: An oral statement made before an officer authorized by law to administer oaths. Such statements are often taken to examine potential witnesses, to obtain discovery, or to be used later in trial.
  • Equitable: Pertaining to civil suits in "equity" rather than in "law." In English legal history, the courts of "law" could order the payment of damages and could afford no other remedy. See damages. A separate court of "equity" could order someone to do something or to cease to do something. See, e.g., injunction. In American jurisprudence, the federal courts have both legal and equitable power, but the distinction is still an important one. For example, a trial by jury is normally available in "law" cases but not in "equity" cases. Source: U.S. Courts
  • Evidence: Information presented in testimony or in documents that is used to persuade the fact finder (judge or jury) to decide the case for one side or the other.
  • Fiscal year: The fiscal year is the accounting period for the government. For the federal government, this begins on October 1 and ends on September 30. The fiscal year is designated by the calendar year in which it ends; for example, fiscal year 2006 begins on October 1, 2005 and ends on September 30, 2006.
  • highway: Every public highway, or place of whatever nature, open to the use of the public for purposes of vehicle travel in this state, including the public highways, roads, streets, and alleys in towns and cities. See Alabama Code 37-3-2
  • HOUSEHOLD GOODS CARRIER: A common carrier by motor vehicle which transports personal effects and property used or to be used in a dwelling as part of the equipment or supply of the dwelling. See Alabama Code 37-3-2
  • Injunction: An order of the court prohibiting (or compelling) the performance of a specific act to prevent irreparable damage or injury.
  • Lease: A contract transferring the use of property or occupancy of land, space, structures, or equipment in consideration of a payment (e.g., rent). Source: OCC
  • Liabilities: The aggregate of all debts and other legal obligations of a particular person or legal entity.
  • license: A license issued under this chapter to a broker. See Alabama Code 37-3-2
  • Misdemeanor: Usually a petty offense, a less serious crime than a felony, punishable by less than a year of confinement.
  • month: means a calendar month. See Alabama Code 1-1-1
  • MOTOR CARRIER: Both a common carrier by motor vehicle and a contract carrier by motor vehicle. See Alabama Code 37-3-2
  • motor carriers: includes brokers. See Alabama Code 37-3-24
  • MOTOR VEHICLE: Any vehicle, machine, tractor, trailer, or semitrailer, propelled or drawn by mechanical power and used upon the highways in the transportation of passengers or property, but not including any vehicle, locomotive, or car operated exclusively on a rail or rails. See Alabama Code 37-3-2
  • oath: includes affirmation. See Alabama Code 1-1-1
  • Original bill: A bill which is drafted by a committee. It is introduced by the committee or subcommittee chairman after the committee votes to report it.
  • permit: A permit issued under this chapter to contract carriers by motor vehicle. See Alabama Code 37-3-2
  • person: Any individual, firm, copartnership, corporation, company, association or joint stock association, including any trustee, receiver, assignee, or personal representative thereof. See Alabama Code 37-3-2
  • preceding: means next before. See Alabama Code 1-1-1
  • property: includes both real and personal property. See Alabama Code 1-1-1
  • Settlement: Parties to a lawsuit resolve their difference without having a trial. Settlements often involve the payment of compensation by one party in satisfaction of the other party's claims.
  • Statute: A law passed by a legislature.
  • Statute of limitations: A law that sets the time within which parties must take action to enforce their rights.
  • Subpoena: A command to a witness to appear and give testimony.
  • Writ: A formal written command, issued from the court, requiring the performance of a specific act.