69-12-313. Class C motor carrier certificate of public necessity. (1) A Class C motor carrier, except a Class C motor carrier operating pursuant to the terms and conditions of a contract as provided in 69-12-324, may not operate for the distribution, delivery, or collection of goods, wares, merchandise, or commodities or for the transportation of persons on any public highway in this state without obtaining a certificate of public convenience and necessity under the provisions of this chapter.
(2) A Class C motor carrier shall apply for a certificate of public convenience and necessity in writing separately for each route or locality. The application must be verified by the applicant and include:
(a) the name and address of the applicant and its officers, if any;
(b) the public highways or highways over which and the fixed termini between which or the route or routes over which the applicant intends to operate, if the routes are fixed, or the particular city, town, station, or locality from or to which, or both, the applicant intends to operate;
(c) the kind of transportation and the character of the goods, wares, merchandise, or commodities to be distributed, delivered, or collected, together with a full and complete description of the character of the vehicle or vehicles, including the rated tonnage capacity of the vehicles, to be used in the distribution, delivery, or collection; and
(d) other information required by the commission.
(3) The application must be accompanied by a fee set by rule of the commission.
(4) A Class C motor carrier application must include the names and addresses of any person, corporation, or other legal entity with whom the applicant has executed a contract for the distribution, delivery, or collection of wares, merchandise, or commodities or transporting persons. The contracts must be in writing, executed by the parties, and submitted to the commission for examination.