11.15.22.06

.06 Registration Criteria — Owner-Operator Vehicles.

A. Proportional Registration. Effective with the 1988 registration year, owner-operators who lease their vehicles to carriers on a long-term basis may proportionally register their vehicles in either of the following methods:

(1) Registration may, at the option of the lessor, be in the name of the lessee-carrier, but shall also indicate the owner-operator's name. Allocation of fees shall be based on the records of the carrier. The registration plate and cab card shall be the property of the lessee.

(2) Registration may, at the option of the lessor, be in the name of the lessor. Allocation of fees shall be based on the records of the lessor. The registration plate and cab card shall be the property of the lessor.

B. Trip Permits. Vehicles of owner-operators which are not proportionally registered or not fully registered in a jurisdiction having a separate reciprocity agreement with Maryland shall be subject to the trip permit requirements of this chapter.