Chapter 17 Definitions
Chapter 18.5 Charges by Motor Carriers That No Longer Provide Service in Indiana or Have Filed Bankruptcy Petition
Chapter 19 For-Hire Vehicle Registration
Chapter 19.1 Transportation Network Companies
Chapter 20 Interstate Motor Carriers
Chapter 22 Transportation of Passengers and Household Goods
Chapter 23 Motor Carrier Regulation Fund
Chapter 24 Intrastate Motor Carrier Safety and Insurance Certification
Chapter 25 Inspection of Commercial Buses Used in Organizational Activities
Chapter 26 Invalidity of Indemnity Agreements in Motor Carrier Transportation Contracts
Chapter 27 Transportation of Food
Chapter 28 Weigh-in-Motion Pilot Program

Terms Used In Indiana Code > Title 8 > Article 2.1 - Motor Carrier Regulation

  • acceptable temperature: means a temperature established in a rule or regulation adopted by the state department of health with respect to the storage and transportation of a particular food and enforced by the state department of health or a local health department. See Indiana Code 8-2.1-27-1
  • 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.
  • Attorney: includes a counselor or other person authorized to appear and represent a party in an action or special proceeding. See Indiana Code 1-1-4-5
  • Bankruptcy: Refers to statutes and judicial proceedings involving persons or businesses that cannot pay their debts and seek the assistance of the court in getting a fresh start. Under the protection of the bankruptcy court, debtors may discharge their debts, perhaps by paying a portion of each debt. Bankruptcy judges preside over these proceedings.
  • Clerk: means the clerk of the court or a person authorized to perform the clerk's duties. See Indiana Code 1-1-4-5
  • 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.
  • Conviction: A judgement of guilt against a criminal defendant.
  • department: means the department of transportation. See Indiana Code 8-2.1-28-1
  • Dependent: A person dependent for support upon another.
  • 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.
  • Felony: A crime carrying a penalty of more than a year in prison.
  • health inspector: refers to an agent or employee of the state department of health or a local health department. See Indiana Code 8-2.1-27-2
  • Highway: includes county bridges and state and county roads, unless otherwise expressly provided. See Indiana Code 1-1-4-5
  • indemnity provision: means a provision, a clause, a covenant, or an agreement that:

    Indiana Code 8-2.1-26-2

  • Judgment: means all final orders, decrees, and determinations in an action and all orders upon which executions may issue. See Indiana Code 1-1-4-5
  • Jurisdiction: (1) The legal authority of a court to hear and decide a case. Concurrent jurisdiction exists when two courts have simultaneous responsibility for the same case. (2) The geographic area over which the court has authority to decide cases.
  • law enforcement officer: means :

    Indiana Code 8-2.1-27-3

  • 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
  • Legal tender: coins, dollar bills, or other currency issued by a government as official money. Source: U.S. Mint
  • local health department: refers to a local health department established under IC 16-20 or the health and hospital corporation created under IC 16-22-8. See Indiana Code 8-2.1-27-4
  • 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, unless otherwise expressed. See Indiana Code 1-1-4-5
  • motor bus: means any motor vehicle:

    Indiana Code 8-2.1-25-1

  • motor carrier: has the meaning set forth in IC 8-2. See Indiana Code 8-2.1-25-2
  • motor vehicle for the transportation of food: means a motor vehicle that is:

    Indiana Code 8-2.1-27-5

  • organization: means an entity that is not an individual. See Indiana Code 8-2.1-25-3
  • organizational activity: means any activity:

    Indiana Code 8-2.1-25-4

  • Partnership: A voluntary contract between two or more persons to pool some or all of their assets into a business, with the agreement that there will be a proportional sharing of profits and losses.
  • Plaintiff: The person who files the complaint in a civil lawsuit.
  • Pleadings: Written statements of the parties in a civil case of their positions. In the federal courts, the principal pleadings are the complaint and the answer.
  • Population: has the meaning set forth in IC 1-1-3. See Indiana Code 1-1-4-5
  • Probable cause: A reasonable ground for belief that the offender violated a specific law.
  • Probate: Proving a will
  • promisee: means a person that an indemnity provision:

    Indiana Code 8-2.1-26-4

  • Property: includes personal and real property. See Indiana Code 1-1-4-5
  • Service of process: The service of writs or summonses to the appropriate party.
  • Statute: A law passed by a legislature.
  • Testimony: Evidence presented orally by witnesses during trials or before grand juries.
  • United States: includes the District of Columbia and the commonwealths, possessions, states in free association with the United States, and the territories. See Indiana Code 1-1-4-5
  • Verified: when applied to pleadings, means supported by oath or affirmation in writing. See Indiana Code 1-1-4-5