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AGO 1980 No. 14 >  June 16, 1980
COUNTIES - TRANSPORTATION - BUSSES - COMMON CARRIERS
RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN COUNTY PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION AUTHORITY AND PREEXISTING PRIVATE CARRIER (1) A county public transportation authority organized under chapter 36.57 RCW may not extend its operations to routes already served by a private carrier holding a certificate of public convenience and necessity under RCW 81.68.040 without either acquiring the affected operating authority and equipment of the private carrier or entering into a contract with that carrier for provision of all or part of such service.(2) A county public transportation authority organized under chapter 36.57 RCW, when extending its operations to routes already served by a private carrier holding a certificate of public convenience and necessity under RCW 81.68.040, may perform part of such service itself and contract with the private carrier to continue to operate part of the service.
AGO 1992 No. 7 >  May 26, 1992
UTILITIES AND TRANSPORTATION COMMISSION - VESSELS - COMMON CARRIERS
Regulation of Launch Services 1.  A launch service which only transports freight between the dock and ships at anchor is not required to obtain a certificate of public convenience and necessity from the Utilities and Transportation Commission pursuant to RCW 81.84.010.    2.  A launch service which only transports freight between the dock and ships at anchor is a common carrier and is subject to regulation by the Utilities and Transportation Commission as a common carrier.
AGO 1966 No. 105 >  September 26, 1966
COMMON CARRIERS - COMMON AND CONTRACT - REQUIREMENT OF PERMIT WHERE COMPENSATION PAID FOR TRANSPORTATION
COMMON CARRIERS ‑- COMMON AND CONTRACT ‑- REQUIREMENT OF PERMIT WHERE COMPENSATION PAID FOR TRANSPORTATION A purchaser of merchandise is required to obtain a permit as a common or contract carrier of motor freight where he is the purchaser of merchandise at a price f.o.b. destination which includes prepaid transportation, and, at his option, in his own vehicle, he picks up the merchandise at the seller's premises and transports it to destination, receiving from the seller the transportation charges which would have been applicable had the merchandise been transported by motor common carrier.
AGLO 1979 No. 6 >  January 19, 1979
OFFICES AND OFFICERS - STATE - UTILITIES AND TRANSPORTATION COMMISSION - COMMON CARRIERS
DEREGULATION OF COMMERCIAL TRUCKING INDUSTRY There is no constitutional impediment which would bar the state legislature from deregulating the commercial trucking industry without providing for the payment of compensation to existing permit holders; accordingly, such legislative action would be constitutionally permissible.
AGLO 1978 No. 34 >  October 27, 1978
COMMON CARRIERS - AUTO TRANSPORTATION COMPANIES - SCOPE OF VAN POOL EXEMPTION
COMMON CARRIERS ‑- AUTO TRANSPORTATION COMPANIES ‑- SCOPE OF VAN POOL EXEMPTION

(1) Under RCW 81.68.010(3), as amended by § 1, chapter 121, Laws of 1975-76, 2nd Ex. Sess., a van pool operator would be considered to be in competition with or infringing upon the service of an existing auto transportation company if its van pool were to travel the same route and/or serve the same termini as that company and were to solicit passengers who would otherwise have utilized the services thereof.

(2) Consideration of several related factual situations involving the scope of the van pool exemption and the loss thereof by reason of competition between a van pool operation and an existing auto transportation company.

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