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Private or Special Carrier Considered

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PRIVATE OR SPECIAL CARRIER CONSIDERED. A private or special carrier is one who undertakes to carry goods or persons for reward only on some special occasions, and does not make hired transportation his general calling. Thus, where a farmer making regular trips to market to sell his farm products, carries the goods of merchants or others on his return trips, his carriages of these goods was held to be special and individual transactions, and did not constitute him a common carrier. (Samms v. Stewart & McKibben, 20 Ohio, 70.) The essential distinction between public and private carriers is the fact whether the carrier transports for everybody or for particular persons.

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