Commentary

2 Classes of carrier

CARRIERS vol 6(1)B
| Commentary

2 Classes of carrier

| Commentary

2 Classes of carrier

Historically, the principal distinction between classes of carrier at common law was that between common carriers and private carriers. A common carrier held himself out as willing to carry goods and/or passengers, normally between two defined points, and to accept all traffic offered, subject only to the availability of space, the ability of the customer to pay, and, particularly in the case of the carrier of passengers, the conduct of the customer. Private carriers, on the other hand, made a special contract with each customer.

In modern times, most carriers of goods do not hold themselves

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