express company

express company
A common carrier, its business being that of transporting over a regular route and at regular times money, goods in packages of limited size, and other small but valuable parcels for the public generally. 13 Am J2d Car § 15. At one time the most outstanding example of a joint stock company. 30 Am J Rev ed Jnt Stk Co § 8. A person who carries goods from one city to another, and from one place to another in either city, solely on call and at special request without making regular trips or going over regular routes, is merely a truckman and is not in the express business. Retzer v Wood, 109 US 185, 27 L Ed 900.

Ballentine's law dictionary. . 1998.

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