private carrier
a carrier who operates under a particular contract in each case and who may choose whether to accept or reject any request to carry. In the absence of a special term in the contract, a private carrier probably has no lien over the goods of a consignor. The Carriers Act 1830 does not apply to private carriers. See common carrier.

Collins dictionary of law. . 2001.


private carrier
A business that transports goods or services for a fee but is under no obligation to do business with the general public. Compare: common carrier
Category: Small Claims Court & Lawsuits

Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary. . 2009.

private carrier
n.
   one who provides transportation or delivery of goods for money, just for the particular instance, and not as a regular business. It is distinguished from a "common carrier" which is in the business, such as buses, railroads, trucking companies, airlines and taxis. However, a private carrier may be liable for injuries to anyone who pays or shares the cost of transport.
   See also: common carrier, guest statute

Law dictionary. . 2013.

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