(a)  Vehicles, without drivers, or with dead motors or otherwise inoperative, with or without drivers, will not be accepted by carrier for transportation.  The provisions of this paragraph do not apply to such vehicles in tow of other vehicles under their own power.

(b)  Trailers not under tow of vehicles under own power will not be accepted for transportation.

(c)  If because of dead batteries, flat tires or other physical disability, a motor vehicle cannot be discharged from vessel under it own power and it is necessary for the carrier to obtain towing service to discharge the vehicle, charge for the service will be the liability of the disabled vehicle and must be paid directly to the towing service company by the vehicle owner.

(d)  If towing service is not available and carrier undertakes to assist in the discharge of the vehicle by its employees with or without mechanical devices, the carrier will not be liable upon any claim for loss or damage to the vehicle.


History Note:        Authority G.S. 136‑82; 143B‑10(j);

Eff. July 1, 1978;

Pursuant to G.S. 150B-21.3A, rule is necessary without substantive public interest Eff. September 6, 2016.