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  • § 374.101
    Discrimination prohibited.
  • § 374.103
    Notice to be printed on tickets.
  • § 374.105
    Discrimination in terminal facilities.
  • § 374.107
    Notice to be posted at terminal facilities.
  • § 374.109
    Carriers not relieved of existing obligations.
  • § 374.111
    Reports of interference with regulations.
  • § 374.113
    Definitions.
  • § 374.201
    Prohibition against smoking on interstate passenger-carrying motor vehicles.
  • § 374.301
    Applicability.
  • § 374.303
    Definitions.
  • § 374.305
    Ticketing and information.
  • § 374.307
    Baggage service.
  • § 374.309
    Terminal facilities.
  • § 374.311
    Service responsibility.
  • § 374.313
    Equipment.
  • § 374.315
    Transportation of passengers with disabilities.
  • § 374.317
    Identification—bus and driver.
  • § 374.319
    Relief from provisions.
  • § 374.401
    Minimum permissible limitations for baggage liability.
  • § 374.403
    Notice of passenger's ability to declare excess value on baggage.
  • § 374.405
    Baggage excess value declaration procedures.
  • § 374.501
    Applicability.
  • § 374.503
    Authority.
  • § 374.505
    Exceptions.

Part 374
PASSENGER CARRIER REGULATIONS

§ 374.401: Minimum permissible limitations for baggage liability.

(a) Motor common carriers of passengers and baggage subject to 49 U.S.C. 13501 may not publish tariff provisions limiting their liability for loss or damage to baggage checked by a passenger transported in regular route or special operations unless:
(1) The amount for which liability is limited is $250 or greater per adult fare, and
(2) The provisions permit the passenger, for an additional charge, to declare a value in excess of the limited amount, and allow the passenger to recover the increased amount (but not higher than the actual value) in event of loss or damage. The carriers may publish a maximum value for which they will be liable, but that maximum value may not be less than $1,000. Appropriate identification must be attached securely by the passenger to each item of baggage checked, indicating in a clear and legible manner the name and address to which the baggage should be forwarded if lost and subsequently recovered. Identification tags shall be made immediately available by the carriers to passengers upon request.
(3) Carriers need not offer excess value coverage on articles listed in § 374.307(c)(3).

Citation: [46 FR 22899, Apr. 22, 1981, as amended at 47 FR 21840, May 20, 1982; 62 FR 15423, Apr. 1, 1997]