Texas Occupations Code § 2401.001 Definitions

Sec. 2401.001. DEFINITIONS. In this chapter:

(1) Repealed by Acts 2003, 78th Leg., ch. 816, Sec. 17.006(1); Acts 2003, 78th Leg., ch. 1276, Sec. 14A.651.

(2) "Department" means the Department of Public Safety.

(2-a) "Executive director" means the executive director of the department.

(3) "Motor carrier" has the meaning assigned by 49 U.S. C. Section 13102.

(4) "Person" means an individual, corporation, partnership, or association.

(5) "Transportation service provider" or "freight forwarder" means a person, other than a motor carrier, who:

(A) represents to the public that the person provides transportation in this state only of property for compensation; and

(B) in the ordinary course of business:

(i) assembles and consolidates, or provides for assembling and consolidating, a shipment;

(ii) performs or provides for break-bulk and distribution operations of a shipment;

(iii) assumes responsibility for the land transportation of property at any place from origin to destination; and

(iv) uses a motor or rail carrier at any time during the transportation.

Added by Acts 2001, 77th Leg., ch. 1421, Sec. 5, eff. June 1, 2003. Amended by Acts 2003, 78th Leg., ch. 816, Sec. 17.001, 17.006(1), eff. Sept. 1, 2003; Acts 2003, 78th Leg., ch. 1276, Sec. 14A.651(a), (b), eff. Sept. 1, 2003.

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