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Sec. 22. (a) A motor carrier augmenting equipment, interchanging equipment, or leasing equipment, with or without drivers, shall comply with the rules of the department governing lease and interchange of vehicles.
(b) If a lessor who is not a motor carrier leases both equipment and driver to a shipper, the arrangement is presumed to result in private carriage by the shipper, subject to the conditions of this subsection. A lease agreement under this subsection must:
(1) be reduced to writing;
(2) be for a term of at least thirty (30) days;
(3) provide that the leased equipment is exclusively committed to the lessee's use for the term of the lease;
(4) provide that during the term of the lease, the lessee accepts, possesses, and exercises exclusive dominion and control over the leased equipment and assumes complete responsibility for the operation of the equipment;
(5) require that the lessee maintain public liability insurance and accept responsibility to the public for any injury caused in the course of performing the transportation service conducted by the lessee with the equipment during the term of the lease; and
(6) require that the lessee display appropriate identification on all equipment leased by it, showing operation by the lessee during the performance of the transportation.
(c) A presumption under subsection (b) may be rebutted if actual operations under the lease agreement weaken the control and responsibility required of a shipper when conducting transportation operations with equipment and drivers leased from a single source.
Cite this article: FindLaw.com - Indiana Code Title 8. Utilities and Transportation § 8-2.1-24-22 - last updated June 08, 2021 | https://codes.findlaw.com/in/title-8-utilities-and-transportation/in-code-sect-8-2-1-24-22.html
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