In this final segment of the series Intrastate Operating Authority in Virginia; the remaining two classifications of Property Carriers and Brokers will be observed in this segment. As a reminder, the classification of Passenger Carriers was covered in Part 2 last week. In observing Property Carriers and Brokers, the "sub-classifications" under each classification will be mentioned as well as a brief description of each. An analysis of Property Carriers and Brokers is as follows:
Property Carriers are comprised of three types; household goods carriers, bulk property carriers and property carriers and are described respectfully:
1. Household Goods Carrier: is when an operator is transporting goods and or property with the purpose of the goods to be used in dwelling or living necessities. The householder, owner, and or factory/store who arrange for the transporting of the goods usually have made payment arrangements accordingly.
2. Bulk Property Carrier: is an operator that transports goods that are non- gaseous and or non-liquid. Bulk property is classified as goods that aren't used in containers; and thus can be removed by single handling removing the items. These items can be scooped up and removed in a piece by piece fashion. Also, those who are tow drivers/operate wreckers for-hire fall under the classification of bulk property carrier as well.
3. Property Carrier: is an operator that transports only property; no bulk property is permitted. Household goods can be transported, but only if and if the household goods are less than 31 miles from where the pickup occurred.
Brokers are comprised of two types; Passenger Broker for Transportation and Property Broker for Transportation
1. Passenger Broker for Transportation: is a broker who arranges or negotiates passenger transport on behalf of authorized motor carriers under the Virginia Motor Carrier Services approval. Accordingly, the broker is not a motor carrier itself, isn't an agent or an employee of a motor carrier.
2. Property Broker for Transportation: is a broker who arranges or negotiates property transport on behalf of authorized motor carriers under the Virginia Motor Carrier Services approval. Accordingly, the broker is not a motor carrier itself, isn't an agent or an employee of a motor carrier.
As mentioned in Part 2; the above classifications are only a glimpse of the different types of classifications for authority.If you have intrastate operating authority in Virginia or you are interested in obtaining such authority; Wisdom & Authority Titling Solutions is available to provide you with the answers that you need. Whether you are new to intrastate operating authority in Virginia or just need assistance maintaining your authority; a solution is available to you.
Credits: Some Data used from the Virginia DMV