- Transportation. (in federal regulatory and other legal usage) a carrier offering its services at published rates to all persons for interstate transportation.
- a public service or public utility company, as a telephone or telegraph company, engaged in the transmitting of messages for the public.
Also called carrier.
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Examples from the Web for common carrier
That's common-carrier while the Fair Grounds isn't running up there.
We don't make any profit on common-carrier service, the rates are too low, but we owe it to the public that supports us.
As early as 1732 some common-carrier lines had wagons which would carry a few passengers.Home Life in Colonial Days
Alice Morse Earle
- a person or firm engaged in the business of transporting goods or passengers
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A company or individual providing public transportation on a regular basis in return for a fee that is uniformly charged to all users.
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