Definitions

So normally this would be found in our Hints & Tips section of our site, however, this document would be helpful for our non-members as well.

  • Customer
    • For the purpose of this site – a person looking to hire another person or company that has a vehicle (with driver) for hire.
  • Bonded
    • In short, being bonded means that a person or company has purchased a surety bond. Surety bonds are an operator’s way of reassuring customers that they stand behind their promises—and if they don’t, the customer will be protected.
  • Insured
    • Most areas require the vehicle to be insured to be legally able to drive on public roadways. The use of the word ‘insured’ in this case is that the person/company has extra (property/liability) insurance to operate commercially.
  • Intercity
    • Traveling/Transporting from one city to another (50+ km).
  • Licensed
    • Obviously, if they are operating a vehicle they are going to have the proper driver’s license to drive it. What licensed means on this site is that they have a permit to operate in a given area. Some areas require a permit to operate a vehicle for hire.
  • Local
    • Within a given area like a city and its outskirts (-50 km).
  • Operator
    • For the purpose of this site – a person or company that has a vehicle (with driver) for hire.
  • Vehicle
    • For the purpose of this site – a light-duty pickup truck/SUV or a box truck (like a U-Haul) or a flat deck (like a tow truck) and now includes vans and busses.
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