What is a private motor carrier?
Also question is, what is the definition of a private motor carrier?
A private motor carrier transports its own cargo, usually as a part of a business that produces, uses, sells and/or buys the cargo that is being hauled. A private motor carrier transports its own goods and is required to have a USDOT number but does not need operating authority (MC number).
One may also ask, how do you become a private carrier?
Likewise, what is the difference between a motor carrier and a private motor carrier?
The main thing that distinguishes a private motor carrier from other types of motor carriers is that they do not deliver anyone else's goods, and they do not make deliveries for financial compensation. However, private motor carriers do not need to have an MC number, which also stands for operating authority.
What's a motor carrier?
Definition of a Motor Carrier A motor carrier is an asset-based trucking entity that transports property for compensation. A motor carrier owns the assets and is primary on the insurance for the freight they move.