The following letters and words, when used in Rules .0519 through .0525 of this Section, shall have the following meanings, unless otherwise clearly apparent from the context:

(1)           The words "driveaway operation" shall mean an operation in which any vehicle or vehicles, operated singly or in lawful combinations, new or used, not owned by the transporting motor carrier, constitute the commodity being transported;

(2)           The letters"U.S. DOT" shall mean the United States Department of Transportation;

(3)           The word "law" shall include constitutional and statutory provisions and rules adopted by the North Carolina Division of Motor Vehicles;

(4)           The words "motor carrier" shall mean a motor carrier of passengers or property for compensation engaged in interstate or foreign commerce when its operation is exempt from economic regulation by the U.S. DOT under the Interstate Commerce Act, as amended;

(5)           The letters "NARUC" shall mean the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners;

(6)           The words "State Commission", "Commission", or "Division" shall mean the North Carolina Division of Motor Vehicles;

(7)           The word "vehicle" shall mean a self‑propelled or motor driven vehicle operated by a motor carrier; and

(8)           The words "within the borders" shall mean such operations deemed to include interstate or foreign operations to, from, within or traversing the state.


History Note:        Filed as a Temporary Rule Eff. February 11, 1986 for a period of 120 days to expire on

June 11, 1986;

Authority G.S. 20‑378;

Eff. April 1, 1986;

Amended Eff. January 1, 1994;

Transferred and Recodified from 19A NCAC 03D .0820 Eff. January 3, 1996;

Amended Eff. April 30, 1997.