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Is a motor carrier transporting mail under contract for the U.S. Postal Service wholly within the boundaries of a single State subject to the minimum levels of financial responsibility requirements of part 387?

Part 387

Section § 387.3: Applicability.

Guidance Q&A

Question 6: Is a motor carrier transporting mail under contract for the U.S. Postal Service wholly within the boundaries of a single State subject to the minimum levels of financial responsibility requirements of part 387?

Guidance: Yes. The transportation of U.S. mail is considered to be interstate commerce because of the intermingling of inter-and intrastate mail on every vehicle.

Regulatory Topic: Applicability of Financial Responsibility Regulations to Single State Mail transport
Effective Date: Sunday, May 4, 1997
Issued Date: Friday, April 4, 1997