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.
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
Owner: includes a person entitled to the use and possession of a vehicle subject to a security interest in another person but excludes a lessee under a lease not intended as security. See Utah Code 53-3-102
State: when applied to the different parts of the United States, includes a state, district, or territory of the United States. See Utah Code 48-2e-1156
United States: includes each state, district, and territory of the United States of America. See Utah Code 48-2e-1156
Vehicle: means every device in, upon, or by which any person or property is or may be transported or drawn upon a highway, excepting devices used exclusively upon stationary rails or tracks. See Utah Code 53-1-102
“Alcohol concentration” means the number of grams of alcohol per:
100 milliliters of blood;
210 liters of breath; or
67 milliliters of urine.
“Commercial driverlicense information system” or “CDLIS” means the information system established under Title XII, Pub. L. 99-570, the Commercial Motor Vehicle Safety Act of 1986, as a clearinghouse for information related to the licensing and identification of commercial motor vehicle drivers.
“Controlled substance” means any substance so classified under Section 102(6) of the Controlled Substance Act, 21 U.S.C. 802(6), and includes all substances listed on the current Schedules I through V of 21 C.F.R., Part 1308 as they may be revised from time to time.
“Employee” means any driver of a commercial motor vehicle, including:
full-time, regularly employed drivers;
casual, intermittent, or occasional drivers;
leased drivers; and
independent, owner-operator contractors while in the course of driving a commercial motor vehicle who are either directly employed by or under lease to an employer.
“Employer” means any individual or person including the United States, a state, or a political subdivision of a state, who owns or leases a commercial motor vehicle, or assigns an individual to drive a commercial motor vehicle.
“Felony” means any offense under state or federal law that is punishable by death or imprisonment for a term of more than one year.
“Foreign jurisdiction” means any jurisdiction other than the United States or a state of the United States.
“Gross vehicle weight rating” or “GVWR” means the value specified by the manufacturer as the maximum loaded weight of a single vehicle or GVWR of a combination or articulated vehicle, and includes the GVWR of the power unit plus the total weight of all towed units and the loads on those units.
“Hazardous material” has the same meaning as defined under 49 C.F.R. Sec. 383.5.
“Imminent hazard” means the existence of a condition, practice, or violation that presents a substantial likelihood that death, serious illness, severe personal injury, or a substantial endangerment to health, property, or the environment is expected to occur immediately, or before the condition, practice, or violation can be abated.
“Medical certification status” means the medical certification of a commercial driver license holder or commercial motor vehicle operator in any of the following categories:
Non-excepted interstate. A person shall certify that the person:
operates or expects to operate in interstate commerce;
is both subject to and meets the qualification requirements under 49 C.F.R. Part 391; and
is required to obtain a medical examiner’s certificate under 49 C.F.R. Sec. 391.45.
Excepted interstate. A person shall certify that the person:
operates or expects to operate in interstate commerce, but engages exclusively in transportation or operations excepted under 49 C.F.R. Sec. 390.3(f), 391.2, 391.68, or 398.3 from all or parts of the qualification requirements of 49 C.F.R. Part 391; and
is not required to obtain a medical examiner’s certificate under 49 C.F.R. Sec. 391.45.
Non-excepted intrastate. A person shall certify that the person: