private carrier

Definition

The opposite of a common carrier. A transportation company that is contractually obligated to only transport goods for certain customers.

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You should try and take on a private carrier if you know you will be doing a lot of shipping in the future.

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Susan hired a private carrier to send her package to its' destination. She wanted to ensure that the package arrived safely at it's destination.

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When Bill bought a new semi truck, he set himself up as a private carrier for a local company so that he would have guaranteed routes and could standardize his hours.

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