Texas Transportation Code - TRANSP § 642.001. Definitions

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(1) “Motor vehicle” means a motor vehicle, other than a motorcycle, that is designed or used primarily for the transportation of persons or property.

(2) “Operator” means the person who is in actual physical control of a motor vehicle.

(3) “Owner” means a person who has:

(A) legal title to a motor vehicle;  or

(B) the right to possess or control the vehicle.

(4) “Road-tractor” means a motor vehicle that is:

(A) used for towing manufactured housing;  or

(B) designed and used for drawing other vehicles and not constructed so as to carry any load independently or as a part of the weight of a vehicle or load it is drawing.

(5) “Truck-tractor” means a motor vehicle that:

(A) transports passenger cars loaded on the vehicle while the vehicle is engaged with a semitrailer transporting passenger cars;  or

(B) is designed or used primarily for pulling other vehicles and constructed to carry only a part of the weight of a vehicle it is pulling.

(6) “Tow truck” has the meaning assigned that term by Section 2308.002, Occupations Code.

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