As used in this part—
Bill of lading means a transportation document, used as a receipt of goods, as documentary evidence of title, for clearing customs, and generally used as a contract of carriage.
Commercial bill of lading (CBL), unlike the Government bill of lading, is not an accountable transportation document.
Government bill of lading (GBL) is an accountable transportation document, authorized and prepared by a Government official.
Carrier or commercial carrier means a common carrier or a contract carrier.
Common carrier means a person holding itself out to the general public to provide transportation for compensation.
Contract carrier means a person providing transportation for compensation under continuing agreements with one person or a limited number of persons.
Government rate tender
under 49 U.S.C. 10721
means an offer by a common carrier to the United States at a rate below the regulated rate offered to the general public.
in accordance with 49 U.S.C. 13102
means personal effects and property used or to be used in a dwelling, when a part of the equipment or supply of such dwelling, and similar property if the transportation of such effects or property is arranged and paid for by—
The householder, except such term does not include property moving from a factory or store, other than property that the householder has purchased with the intent to use in his or her dwelling and is transported at the request of, and the transportation charges are paid to the carrier by, the householder; or
Noncontiguous domestic trade
means transportation (except with regard to bulk cargo, forest products, recycled metal scrap, waste paper, and paper waste) subject to regulation by the Surface Transportation Board involving traffic originating in or destined to Alaska, Hawaii, or a territory or possession of the United States (see 49 U.S.C. 13102(15)
Released or declared value means the assigned value of the cargo for reimbursement purposes, not necessarily the actual value of the cargo. Released value may be more or less than the actual value of the cargo. The released value is the maximum amount that could be recovered by the agency in the event of loss or damage for the shipments of freight and household goods.