49 U.S. Code § 31504 - Identification of motor vehicles

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(a) General Authority.— The Secretary of Transportation may—
(1) issue and require the display of an identification plate on a motor vehicle used in transportation provided by a motor private carrier and a motor carrier of migrant workers subject to section 31502 (c) of this title, except a motor contract carrier; and
(2) require each of those motor private carriers and motor carriers of migrant workers to pay the reasonable cost of the plate.
(b) Limitation.— A motor private carrier or a motor carrier of migrant workers may use an identification plate only as authorized by the Secretary.


(Pub. L. 97–449, Jan. 12, 1983, 96 Stat. 2439, § 3104; renumbered § 31504 and amended Pub. L. 103–272, § 1(c), (e),July 5, 1994, 108 Stat. 745, 1030.)

Historical and Revision Notes
Revised Section Source (U.S. Code) Source (Statutes at Large)
49:304(a)(3) (last sentence) (related to “Sec. 324”).
Feb. 4, 1887, ch. 104, 24 Stat. 379, § 204(a)(3) (last sentence) (related to “Sec. 224”); added Aug. 9, 1935, ch. 498, 49 Stat. 546.
49:304(a)(3a) (last sentence) (related to “Sec. 324”).
Feb. 4, 1887, ch. 104, 24 Stat. 379, § 204(a)(3a) (last sentence) (related to “Sec. 224”); added Aug. 3, 1956, ch. 905, § 2, 70 Stat. 958.
49:1655(e)(6)(D) (related to “Sec. 324”).
Oct. 15, 1966, Pub. L. 89–670, § 6(e)(6)(D) (related to “Sec. 224”), 80 Stat. 940.
49:304(a)(3) (last sentence) (related to “Sec. 324”).
49:304(a)(3a) (last sentence) (related to “Sec. 324”).
49:l655(e)(6)(D) (related to “Sec. 324”).

  49:l655(e)(6)(D) (related to “Sec. 324”).
The section is included to reflect the text of former 49:324 (related to motor private carriers and motor carriers of migrant workers) which is incorporated in the revised title by cross-reference.

1994—Pub. L. 103–272renumbered section 3104 of this title as this section and amended it generally, restating it without substantive change.

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