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Vehicle & Traffic (VAT) CHAPTER 71, TITLE 5, ARTICLE 19-B
§ 509-p. Definitions. As used in this article, the term:

1. "Commercial motor vehicle" shall mean a motor vehicle or
combination of vehicles having a gross combination weight rating of more
than ten thousand pounds used in commerce to transport property and it
shall include a tow truck with a gross vehicle weight rating of at least
eighty-six hundred pounds.

2. "Gross vehicle weight rating" or "GVWR" shall mean the weight of a
vehicle consisting of the unladen weight and the maximum carrying
capacity recommended by the manufacturer of such vehicle. The GVWR of a
combination of vehicles commonly referred to as the gross combination
weight rating or GCWR is the GVWR of the power unit plus the GVWR of
each vehicle in the combination.

3. "Commercial driver" shall mean every person who is self-employed or
employed by a commercial motor carrier and who drives a commercial motor
vehicle for hire or profit.

4. "Commercial motor carrier" shall mean any person, corporation, or
entity, who directs one or more commercial motor vehicles and who
operates a commercial motor vehicle wholly within or partly within and
partly without this state in connection with the operation or
administration of any business.