When it is used for commercial purposes.
The Mercury Mariner is a passenger vehicle. It's only a commercial vehicle if used for commercial purposes. If it has passenger plates, it is not considered a commercial vehicle, and is not subject to commercial vehicle restrictions.
No. A commercial vehicle is defined as a motor vehicle used for public transportation or cargo transportation. Generally, A vehicle is designated "commercial" when it is titled or registered to a company. A taxi cab is a commercial vehicle. A police car is not.
To answer that question I believe because of the gross vehicle weght the half/ton would not be considered a commercial vehicle, but however check with your local DMV.
It depends, is it and F-550 or F-650? If it is one of those, then yes. But if it is and F-450, I do not know, because it is sold to the public, while the 550 and 650 are only sold to people who need them. In CA any size tow truck would be considered a commercial vehicle. In CA any size truck with an open bed (meaning no camper-shell) is considered a commercial vehicle. This means whether a company or individual is operating the truck it is considered a commercial vehicle.
Commercial vehicle insurance is considerably more expensive than the premiums for a personal use vehicle. With a commercial vehicle, the risk (to the business) is far greater. The type of vehicle must be considered to relative to liability.. Speak to your agent about the pricing of policies for commercial vehicles.
NOT necessarily. A company owned passenger car that is intended for the personal transportation of company employees would not need to be registered as a commercial vehicle. However, a vehicle used to transport goods would be considered a commercial vehicle. This is common in the logistics and transport industries.
It is considered commercial in nature, yes. It's only considered a CMV (Commercial Motor Vehicle) if the vehicle would meet the definition of a CMV if it were under specific ownership. I know New Mexico requires rental vehicles of all classes to enter their ports of entry at the state line.
Any vehicle that is going to be used for commercial purposes would qualify for a commercial vehicle loan. You will also have to have commercial insurance on the vehicle.
If operated by a private company, yes. If operated by the state, it is not considered to be used for commercial purposes, although it is still subject to FMCSA and FHWA regulation, and the driver must possess a CDL of a class appropriate to the vehicle with Passenger and School Bus endorsements.