§ 74.60  MOTOR TRANSPORTATION COMPANIES AND MOTOR CARRIERS.
   (A)   Motor transportation companies.  In order for a motor transportation company to commence or continue its operations within or through the corporate limits of the city it shall first obtain from the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio a certificate declaring that public convenience and necessity require such operation. No person shall conduct such operations without having first obtained such certificate.
   (B)   Motor carrier registration.  No motor carrier shall operate motor vehicles upon any public highway in interstate commerce pursuant to interstate authority until the motor carrier has registered the interstate authority with the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio, has paid the appropriate filing fee as provided under state law, and has issued an acknowledgment by the Commission which shall remain in effect until amended, suspended, cancelled or revoked. The interstate authority shall be registered, and acknowledgments shall be issued in a manner to be prescribed by the Commission.
      (1)   No motor carrier shall operate motor vehicles upon any public highway for the transportation of property for hire in interstate commerce unless it has registered with the Commission and complied with the requirements of state law.
      (2)   Mutual exemptions in the payment of filing fees may be authorized and granted by the Commission under reciprocal agreements with other states.
   (C)   Private motor carriers.  No private motor carrier, officer, agent or employee of a private motor carrier, or other corporation, company, association, joint-stock association, person, firm or copartnership shall violate, or procure, aid or abet the violation of R.C. §§ 4923.02 to 4923.17 or fail to comply with any order, decision, rule or regulation of the Public Utilities Commission, or procure, aid or abet any private motor carrier in its failure to comply with such order, decision, rule or regulation. Information of a conviction of a violation of this subdivision shall be reported to the Commission by the Clerk of the Court in which such conviction was obtained or if there is no Clerk, by the presiding officer of the Court. Such report shall be made a part of the records of the Commission relating to such private motor carrier.  (R.C. § 4923.17)
   (D)   Motor transportation company violations. No motor transportation company, officer, agent or employee of a motor transportation company, or other corporation, company, association, joint stock association, person, firm or copartnership, shall violate or procure, aid or abet the violation of the R.C. §§ 4921.02 to 4921.32 or fail to comply with any order, decision, rule or regulation of the Public Utilities Commission, or procure, aid or abet any motor transportation company in its failure to comply with such order, decision, rule or regulation.  Information of a conviction of a violation of this subsection shall be reported to the Commission by the Clerk of the Court in which such conviction was obtained, or if there is no Clerk, then by presiding officer of the Court. Such report shall be made a part of the records of the Commission relating to such motor transportation company.
(R.C. § 4921.32)
   (E)   Whoever violates any provision of this section is guilty of a misdemeanor of the first degree.
(Ord. 2-1998, passed 2-4-98)