Definitions for "Common Carrier"
An individual, partnership, or corporation which transports persons goods for compensation. For exhibit materials, usually accepts only crated or cased goods and consolidates freight of more than one exhibitor into one shipment headed for a particular location.
A telephone company or similar supplier of non-private telecommunications services (telecommunications usage).
FCC class of regulated transmission systems, such as telephone, telegraph, and certain satellites, which offer services to the public at uniform fees. System owners are divorced from content control. For example, broadcast television is not a common carrier.