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66-1,111. Types of carriers which must comply with act and other applicable laws. No public motor carrier of property or passengers or private motor carrier of property shall operate any motor vehicle for the transportation of either persons or property on any public highway in this state except in accordance with the provisions of this act, and amendments thereto, and other applicable laws.

History: L. 1931, ch. 236, § 4; L. 1943, ch. 229, § 1; L. 1959, ch. 258, § 3; L. 1970, ch. 270, § 1; L. 2003, ch. 124, § 16; L. 2021, ch. 77, § 4; July 1.

Law Review and Bar Journal References:

"Public Motor Carriers, Negligence Per Se and Attorneys Fees Too," Robert G. Herndon, J.K.T.L.A. Vol. XXI, No. 6, 9 (1998).

Attorney General's Opinions:

Regulation of motor carriers of persons and property; special stops required; vehicles required to stop at railroad crossings; carriers of hazardous materials. 87-155A.


1. Cited in upholding information charging various violations of act. State v. Reed, 145 K. 459, 461, 65 P.2d 1083.

2. Trucker held contract carrier; private and contract carriers distinguished; unlicensed contract carrier's contract illegal. Roddy v. Hill Packing Co., 156 K. 706, 713, 137 P.2d 215.

3. Mentioned; restricted permit violated by private carrier; insurer not relieved of liability. Briggs v. Burk, 172 K. 375, 378, 239 P.2d 981.

4. Burden is upon applicant for contract-carrier permit to prove present service inadequate for public. Darnell Truck Service v. State Corporation Commission, 194 K. 96, 397 P.2d 385.

5. Allegations that statutes could not be applied to plaintiffs' business did not justify convening three-judge court; question of fact. Bartlett & Co., Grain v. State Corp. Com'n of Kansas, 223 F.Supp. 975, 977, 978, 981.

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