49 USC 5901 - Definitions

In this chapter
(1) except as otherwise provided in this chapter, the definitions in sections 10102 and 13102 of this title apply.
(2) beneficial owner means a person not having title to property but having ownership rights in the property, including a trustee of property in transit from an overseas place of origin that is domiciled or doing business in the United States, except that a carrier, agent of a carrier, broker, customs broker, freight forwarder, warehouser, or terminal operator is not a beneficial owner only because of providing or arranging for any part of the intermodal transportation of property.
(3) carrier means
(A) a motor carrier, water carrier, and rail carrier providing transportation of property in commerce; and

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(B) an ocean common carrier (as defined in section 40102 of title 46) providing transportation of property in commerce.
(4) container has the meaning given the term freight container by the International Standards Organization in Series 1, Freight Containers, 3d Edition (reference number ISO6681979(E)), including successive revisions, and similar containers that are used in providing transportation in interstate commerce.
(5) first carrier means the first carrier transporting a loaded container or trailer in intermodal transportation.
(6) gross cargo weight means the weight of the cargo, packaging materials (including ice), pallets, and dunnage.
(7) intermodal transportation means the successive transportation of a loaded container or trailer from its place of origin to its place of destination by more than one mode of transportation in interstate or foreign commerce, whether under a single bill of lading or under separate bills of lading.
(8) trailer means a nonpower, property-carrying, trailing unit that is designed for use in combination with a truck tractor.