HB1402I-TRANSPORTATION OF HOUSEHOLD GOODS
Summary of the Introduced Bill

HB 1402 -- Transportation of Household Goods

Sponsor:  Burlison

This bill changes the laws regarding motor carriers and the
transportation of household goods.  In its main provisions, the
bill:

(1)  Exempts a motor carrier transporting household goods in
intrastate commerce from the requirement to file its schedule of
rates, fares, and charges with the Highways and Transportation
Commission within the Department of Transportation.  Currently,
only a household goods motor carrier operating exclusively within
a commercial zone is not required to file its schedule.  In lieu
of filing this information with the commission, a household goods
motor carrier engaged in intrastate commerce must maintain and
publish its schedule of rates, fares, charges, and tolls in each
of its stations and offices.  The rates must be available for
inspection by the commission, shippers, and the public upon
request;

(2)  Prohibits a household goods motor carrier from participating
in a joint tariff except for a joint tariff relating to joint
rates for the transportation of household goods over any through
routes or by interline service performed by two or more separate
motor carriers.  A household goods motor carrier participating in
through routes or interline service must publish a joint tariff
and evidence of its concurrence or acceptance or individual
tariff for each participating carrier;

(3)  Removes the provision which prohibits a household goods
motor carrier from using any schedule of rates or charges that
divide the state into territorial rate areas;

(4)  Requires the commission to establish consumer protection
requirements for motor carriers transporting household goods in
intrastate commerce and to establish a system for filing,
logging, and responding to consumer complaints;

(5)  Specifies that all rates, tolls, charges, schedules, and
joint rates fixed by the commission with reference to the
transportation of passengers and household goods by a motor
carrier will be in force and will be prima facie lawful and
reasonable until found otherwise in a suit brought under Chapter
387;

(6)  Voids, on August 28, 2012, all rate orders issued by the
commission affecting the intrastate transportation of household
goods to the extent that the rate order requires or prescribes
any minimum, maximum, or minimum-and-maximum rates for the
transportation of the goods;

(7)  Specifies that, beginning August 28, 2012, no certificate or
permit to transport household goods in intrastate commerce will
be issued or renewed unless the applicant demonstrates compliance
with state workers' compensation insurance coverage laws for all
of its employees;

(8)  Removes the provision requiring a contract motor carrier
transporting household goods to demonstrate that the proposed
service will serve a useful present or future public purpose when
applying for a certificate of authority or permit.  An applicant
for a household goods moving certificate of authority or permit
will not have to satisfy the public convenience and necessity
test when proposing a new service, an extension of existing
service, or a transfer of authority.  An applicant for a
household goods certificate of authority or permit must be fit
and willing and able to perform the proposed service and must
conform to other specified requirements; and

(9)  Voids any geographic restriction or provision limiting a
household goods motor carrier's scope of authority to particular
routes within this state contained in a certificate, permit, or
both which was issued prior to August 28, 2012, and any similar
provision contained in a carrier's tariff schedule filed prior to
that date.  In lieu of the geographic restrictions, a carrier
must be authorized to provide intrastate transportation of
household goods between all points and destinations within the
state until the time the certificates, permits, and tariff
schedules are reissued or amended to reflect the carrier's
statewide operating authority.

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