When used in this chapter the words set out in this section shall have the following meaning:

(a) “Bus” means any commercial vehicle having spaces for 6 or more adult passengers.

(b) “Cargo vehicle” means any commercial vehicle used to haul goods or cargo for hire.

(c) “Chief of police” means the chief of police, ASG, or his designee.

(d) “Commercial carrier” means any person operating any commercial vehicle upon any highway in American Samoa.

(e) “Commercial driver’s permit” means a permit issued by the commerce commission, signed by the chief of police, authorizing the licensee to drive a commercial vehicle and is in addition to a private driver’s license.

(f) “Commercial vehicle” means any automobile, truck, motorbus, or other self-propelled vehicle, including any semitrailer or other device used in connection therewith, not operated upon fixed rails or tracks, and used for the transportation of freight or the transportation of passengers for compensation. Pickups used in the transportation of freight shall not be considered commercial vehicles, unless the pickup transports placardable amounts of hazardous materials, then it will be considered a commercial vehicle.

(g) “Commission” means the commerce commission, ASG.

(h) “Person” means any individual, firm, partnership, corporation, combination or other association, as appropriate.

(i) “Taxi” means any commercial vehicle having spaces for not more than 5 adult passengers.

History: Comm. Commn. Regs., eff 1 Jan 73. Reg. 1.02; amd 2012, Rule 01-2012, eff 1 Oct 12.

Amendments: 2012, subsection (f) included pickups carrying placardable amounts of hazardous materials.