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194.01

194.01 Definitions. In this chapter, unless the context otherwise requires:

194.01(1)

(1) "Common motor carrier" means any person who holds himself or herself out to the public as willing to undertake for hire to transport passengers by motor vehicle between fixed end points or over a regular route upon the public highways or property over regular or irregular routes upon the public highways. The transportation of passengers in taxicab service or in commuter car pool or van pool vehicles with a passenger-carrying capacity of less than 16 persons or in a school bus under s. 120.13 (27) shall not be construed as being that of a common motor carrier.

194.01(2)

(2) "Contract motor carrier" means any person engaged in the transportation by motor vehicle over a regular or irregular route upon the public highways of property for hire, including the transportation of buildings, as defined in s. 348.27 (12m) (a) 1.

194.01(3)

(3) "Department" means the department of transportation.

194.01(3m)

(3m) "Division of hearings and appeals" means the division of hearings and appeals in the department of administration.

194.01(4)

(4) "For hire" means for compensation, and includes compensation obtained by a motor carrier indirectly, by subtraction from the purchase price or addition to the selling price of property transported, where the purchase or sale thereof is not a bona fide purchase or sale. Any person who pretends to purchase property to be transported by such person or who purchases property immediately prior to and sells it immediately after the transportation thereof shall be deemed to be transporting the property for hire and not a bona fide purchaser or seller thereof. The rental of a motor vehicle to a person for transportation of the person's property which rental directly or indirectly includes the services of a driver shall be deemed to be transportation for hire and not private carriage. This subsection does not apply to motor vehicle operations which are conducted merely as an incident to or in furtherance of any business or industrial activity.

194.01(5)

(5) "Gross weight", when applied to a motor vehicle used for the transportation of passengers, shall mean the actual weight of the motor vehicle unloaded plus 150 pounds for each person capable of being seated in the motor vehicle.

194.01(6)

(6) The term "gross weight" when applied to a motor vehicle used for the transportation of property shall mean the actual weight of such motor vehicle unloaded plus the licensed carrying capacity of such motor vehicle.

194.01(7)

(7) "Motor vehicle" means any automobile, truck, trailer, semitrailer, tractor, motor bus or any self-propelled or motor driven vehicle, except a motorcycle, moped, motor bicycle, electric personal assistive mobility device, or vehicle operated on rails.

194.01(8)

(8) "Municipality" means a town, village, or city.

194.01(10)

(10) "Person" means and includes any individual, firm, partnership, limited liability company, corporation, company, association, including express and forwarding companies or agencies and railroad companies, or their lessees, trustees or receivers.

194.01(11)

(11) "Private motor carrier" means any person except a common or contract motor carrier engaged in the transportation of property by motor vehicle other than an automobile or trailer used therewith, upon the public highways.

194.01(12)

(12) "Public highway" means every public street, alley, road, highway or thoroughfare of any kind, except waterways, in this state while open to public travel and use.

194.01(13)

(13) "Secretary" means the secretary of transportation.

194.01 - ANNOT.

History: 1971 c. 164 s. 88; 1977 c. 29 ss. 1303, 1304, 1654 (9) (c), (f), (10) (a); 1979 c. 34, 110, 221, 355; 1981 c. 347; 1983 a. 189, 243; 1985 a. 29, 187; 1993 a. 16, 112, 490; 1997 a. 254; 2001 a. 90, 107; 2005 a. 250.

194.01 - ANNOT.

A buy-sell arrangement whereby the carrier "buys" property at the shipping point, immediately transports it to a delivery point, and there "sells" it to the real purchaser-with the carrier's profit amounting only to the price of the transportation between the 2 pointsraises a rebuttable presumption under sub. (15) [now sub. (4)], that the property is being transported "for hire." Gensler v. Dept. of Revenue, 70 Wis. 2d 1108, 236 N.W.2d 648 (1975).

State Codes and Statutes

Statutes > Wisconsin > 194 > 194.01

194.01

194.01 Definitions. In this chapter, unless the context otherwise requires:

194.01(1)

(1) "Common motor carrier" means any person who holds himself or herself out to the public as willing to undertake for hire to transport passengers by motor vehicle between fixed end points or over a regular route upon the public highways or property over regular or irregular routes upon the public highways. The transportation of passengers in taxicab service or in commuter car pool or van pool vehicles with a passenger-carrying capacity of less than 16 persons or in a school bus under s. 120.13 (27) shall not be construed as being that of a common motor carrier.

194.01(2)

(2) "Contract motor carrier" means any person engaged in the transportation by motor vehicle over a regular or irregular route upon the public highways of property for hire, including the transportation of buildings, as defined in s. 348.27 (12m) (a) 1.

194.01(3)

(3) "Department" means the department of transportation.

194.01(3m)

(3m) "Division of hearings and appeals" means the division of hearings and appeals in the department of administration.

194.01(4)

(4) "For hire" means for compensation, and includes compensation obtained by a motor carrier indirectly, by subtraction from the purchase price or addition to the selling price of property transported, where the purchase or sale thereof is not a bona fide purchase or sale. Any person who pretends to purchase property to be transported by such person or who purchases property immediately prior to and sells it immediately after the transportation thereof shall be deemed to be transporting the property for hire and not a bona fide purchaser or seller thereof. The rental of a motor vehicle to a person for transportation of the person's property which rental directly or indirectly includes the services of a driver shall be deemed to be transportation for hire and not private carriage. This subsection does not apply to motor vehicle operations which are conducted merely as an incident to or in furtherance of any business or industrial activity.

194.01(5)

(5) "Gross weight", when applied to a motor vehicle used for the transportation of passengers, shall mean the actual weight of the motor vehicle unloaded plus 150 pounds for each person capable of being seated in the motor vehicle.

194.01(6)

(6) The term "gross weight" when applied to a motor vehicle used for the transportation of property shall mean the actual weight of such motor vehicle unloaded plus the licensed carrying capacity of such motor vehicle.

194.01(7)

(7) "Motor vehicle" means any automobile, truck, trailer, semitrailer, tractor, motor bus or any self-propelled or motor driven vehicle, except a motorcycle, moped, motor bicycle, electric personal assistive mobility device, or vehicle operated on rails.

194.01(8)

(8) "Municipality" means a town, village, or city.

194.01(10)

(10) "Person" means and includes any individual, firm, partnership, limited liability company, corporation, company, association, including express and forwarding companies or agencies and railroad companies, or their lessees, trustees or receivers.

194.01(11)

(11) "Private motor carrier" means any person except a common or contract motor carrier engaged in the transportation of property by motor vehicle other than an automobile or trailer used therewith, upon the public highways.

194.01(12)

(12) "Public highway" means every public street, alley, road, highway or thoroughfare of any kind, except waterways, in this state while open to public travel and use.

194.01(13)

(13) "Secretary" means the secretary of transportation.

194.01 - ANNOT.

History: 1971 c. 164 s. 88; 1977 c. 29 ss. 1303, 1304, 1654 (9) (c), (f), (10) (a); 1979 c. 34, 110, 221, 355; 1981 c. 347; 1983 a. 189, 243; 1985 a. 29, 187; 1993 a. 16, 112, 490; 1997 a. 254; 2001 a. 90, 107; 2005 a. 250.

194.01 - ANNOT.

A buy-sell arrangement whereby the carrier "buys" property at the shipping point, immediately transports it to a delivery point, and there "sells" it to the real purchaser-with the carrier's profit amounting only to the price of the transportation between the 2 pointsraises a rebuttable presumption under sub. (15) [now sub. (4)], that the property is being transported "for hire." Gensler v. Dept. of Revenue, 70 Wis. 2d 1108, 236 N.W.2d 648 (1975).

State Codes and Statutes

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Statutes > Wisconsin > 194 > 194.01

194.01

194.01 Definitions. In this chapter, unless the context otherwise requires:

194.01(1)

(1) "Common motor carrier" means any person who holds himself or herself out to the public as willing to undertake for hire to transport passengers by motor vehicle between fixed end points or over a regular route upon the public highways or property over regular or irregular routes upon the public highways. The transportation of passengers in taxicab service or in commuter car pool or van pool vehicles with a passenger-carrying capacity of less than 16 persons or in a school bus under s. 120.13 (27) shall not be construed as being that of a common motor carrier.

194.01(2)

(2) "Contract motor carrier" means any person engaged in the transportation by motor vehicle over a regular or irregular route upon the public highways of property for hire, including the transportation of buildings, as defined in s. 348.27 (12m) (a) 1.

194.01(3)

(3) "Department" means the department of transportation.

194.01(3m)

(3m) "Division of hearings and appeals" means the division of hearings and appeals in the department of administration.

194.01(4)

(4) "For hire" means for compensation, and includes compensation obtained by a motor carrier indirectly, by subtraction from the purchase price or addition to the selling price of property transported, where the purchase or sale thereof is not a bona fide purchase or sale. Any person who pretends to purchase property to be transported by such person or who purchases property immediately prior to and sells it immediately after the transportation thereof shall be deemed to be transporting the property for hire and not a bona fide purchaser or seller thereof. The rental of a motor vehicle to a person for transportation of the person's property which rental directly or indirectly includes the services of a driver shall be deemed to be transportation for hire and not private carriage. This subsection does not apply to motor vehicle operations which are conducted merely as an incident to or in furtherance of any business or industrial activity.

194.01(5)

(5) "Gross weight", when applied to a motor vehicle used for the transportation of passengers, shall mean the actual weight of the motor vehicle unloaded plus 150 pounds for each person capable of being seated in the motor vehicle.

194.01(6)

(6) The term "gross weight" when applied to a motor vehicle used for the transportation of property shall mean the actual weight of such motor vehicle unloaded plus the licensed carrying capacity of such motor vehicle.

194.01(7)

(7) "Motor vehicle" means any automobile, truck, trailer, semitrailer, tractor, motor bus or any self-propelled or motor driven vehicle, except a motorcycle, moped, motor bicycle, electric personal assistive mobility device, or vehicle operated on rails.

194.01(8)

(8) "Municipality" means a town, village, or city.

194.01(10)

(10) "Person" means and includes any individual, firm, partnership, limited liability company, corporation, company, association, including express and forwarding companies or agencies and railroad companies, or their lessees, trustees or receivers.

194.01(11)

(11) "Private motor carrier" means any person except a common or contract motor carrier engaged in the transportation of property by motor vehicle other than an automobile or trailer used therewith, upon the public highways.

194.01(12)

(12) "Public highway" means every public street, alley, road, highway or thoroughfare of any kind, except waterways, in this state while open to public travel and use.

194.01(13)

(13) "Secretary" means the secretary of transportation.

194.01 - ANNOT.

History: 1971 c. 164 s. 88; 1977 c. 29 ss. 1303, 1304, 1654 (9) (c), (f), (10) (a); 1979 c. 34, 110, 221, 355; 1981 c. 347; 1983 a. 189, 243; 1985 a. 29, 187; 1993 a. 16, 112, 490; 1997 a. 254; 2001 a. 90, 107; 2005 a. 250.

194.01 - ANNOT.

A buy-sell arrangement whereby the carrier "buys" property at the shipping point, immediately transports it to a delivery point, and there "sells" it to the real purchaser-with the carrier's profit amounting only to the price of the transportation between the 2 pointsraises a rebuttable presumption under sub. (15) [now sub. (4)], that the property is being transported "for hire." Gensler v. Dept. of Revenue, 70 Wis. 2d 1108, 236 N.W.2d 648 (1975).

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