Milk Transportation Company / Tank Truck / Can Milk Truck Details & FAQ


Who needs a license?

Anyone who owns a bulk milk tank truck is required to be a Milk Transportation Company and get a license for each individual milk tank truck.

You are a Can Milk Transportation Company if you pick up milk cans and deliver them to a dairy plant, receiving station or transfers station.


What fees are required? How long is the license good for? Is it pro-rated?

The Milk Transportation Companies are required to pay a $50 fee and an additional $20 per milk tank truck.

There is no fee for a can milk transportation company; there is a $20 fee for each can milk truck.

This license is not pro-rated.


How do I apply for a license?

An individual should apply for a license by using the application form DY-305.


Are there any special requirements to obtain a license?

Yes. An inspection is required.


Who do I contact for an inspection?

An individual who is interested in being licensed as a milk transportation company should contact the Lansing office at 800-292-3939.


Procedures for licensing Milk Transportation Companies and Milk Tank Trucks in accordance with the
Grade "A" Milk Law of 2001

There are several steps to licensing a Milk Transportation Company / Milk Tank Truck:

  • If operating a self-owned truck, a milk transportation company license is required which entails a $50 fee and completion of form DY-305.
     
  • For further information, take a look at  DY-304, and DY-356. These may or may not apply to your specific situation.
     
  • Requests for additional information can be made by email to  mda-dairyinfo@michigan.gov
     

Grade "A" Pasteurized Milk Ordinance of 2007
Appendix B - Milk Sampling, Hauling and Transportation


Procedures for licensing a Can Milk Truck as per the Manufacturing Milk Law of 2001

To license a Can Milk Truck:

  • Complete form DY-305 and mail it to the address at the top of the form.
     
  • Include a check to cover the $20 fee.
     
  • An inspection will follow.
     
  • Review the Milk Can Truck inspection form DY-357, .
     
  • Requests for additional information can be made by email to
    mda-dairyinfo@michigan.gov

Manufacturing Milk Law of 2001