Title 48, Chapter 9, Section 30
As used in this article, the term:
(1) "Motor carrier" means any person who operates or causes to be
operated any motor vehicle, as defined in this Code section, on
any highway in this state.
(2) "Motor fuel" means any liquid, regardless of its composition
or properties, used to propel a motor vehicle.
(3) "Motor vehicle" means any passenger vehicle that has seats for
more than 20 passengers in addition to the driver and any vehicle
or combination of vehicles used, designed, or maintained for
transportation of property and having two axles and a gross
vehicle weight exceeding 26,000 pounds or having three or more
axles regardless of weight. The term "motor vehicle" does not
(A) School buses;
(B) Vehicles operated by the state, any political subdivision of
the state, or the United States; or
(C) Transit buses operated exclusively within this state.
(4) "Operations" means operation of any motor vehicle, whether
loaded or empty, whether or not for compensation, and whether
owned by or leased to the motor carrier who operates it or causes
it to be operated.