36. Notwithstanding any inconsistent provision of any general law or special Act, no person may act as carrier or provide the services of a means of transport or transport system for direct or indirect remuneration unless he holds the permit prescribed for that purpose by regulation.
The first paragraph does not apply to a public body which, within the scope of its act of incorporation, acts as a carrier or provides a service by the use of a means of transport or a transport system, for direct or indirect remuneration.
Nor does the first paragraph apply to a person who, on his way to or from his place of employment or study, transports other persons in order to enable them to go to or return from their places of employment or study, provided that the remuneration required from them is only a contribution to the cost of operating the vehicle.
In addition, this section does not operate to require an owner or operator of heavy vehicles, within the meaning of the Act respecting owners and operators of heavy vehicles (chapter P-30.3), to obtain a permit under this Act except to the extent provided for therein.
1972, c. 55, s. 31; 1974, c. 61, s. 6; 1975, c. 45, s. 14; 1983, c. 32, s. 1; 1998, c. 40, s. 160.