commercial motor vehicle

(4)“commercial motor vehicle” means a motor vehicle used in commerce to transport passengers or property that— (A)has a gross vehicle weight rating or gross vehicle weight of at least 26,001 pounds, whichever is greater, or a lesser gross vehicle weight rating or gross vehicle weight the Secretary of Transportation prescribes by regulation, but not less than a gross vehicle weight rating of 10,001 pounds; (B)is designed to transport at least 16 passengers including the driver; or (C)is used to transport material found by the Secretary to be hazardous under, except that a vehicle shall not be included as a commercial motor vehicle under this subclause if— (i)the vehicle does not satisfy the weight requirements of subclause (A) of this clause; (ii)the vehicle is transporting material listed as hazardous under section 306(a) of the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act of 1980 (42 U.S.C. 9656(a)) and is not otherwise regulated by the Secretary or is transporting a consumer commodity or limited quantity of hazardous material as defined in; and (iii)the Secretary does not deny the application of this exception to the vehicle (individually or as part of a class of motor vehicles) in the interest of safety.


49 USC § 31301(4)

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