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The Michigan Public Service Commission is responsible for the insurance and safety regulation of the intrastate for-hire trucking industry as well as the rate and consumer protection regulation of the intrastate household goods moving industry

ALL MOVING COMPANIES TRANSPORTING HOUSEHOLD GOODS WITHIN THE STATE OF MICHIGAN ARE REQUIRED TO BE LICENSED BY THE MICHIGAN PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION

 

P.A. 254 of 1933, "Motor Carrier Act", authorizes the Michigan Public Service Commission (MPSC) to regulate the for-hire transportation of property by motor vehicle, including household goods, upon the public highways in the State of Michigan.  Regulation of household goods movers includes authorization to conduct services, registration of vehicles, approval of moving rates (tariffs), oversight of safety, and consumer protection.

 

All businesses wishing to conduct intrastate operations as a for-hire motor carrier of household goods must apply to the MPSC for review and consideration to be granted a certificate of authority.  All motor carriers granted certificates are required to maintain on file with the MPSC, proof of motor vehicle insurance coverage for Public Liability and Property Damage, and cargo insurance coverage.   All motor carriers granted certificates must print and file with the commission and keep open for public inspection in its principal place of business, schedules showing rates and charges for transportation of property.

 

Exemption:  A local move, defined as:  a household goods shipment of 40 miles or less, is not subject to tariff regulation by the MPSC.  However, motor carriers conducting local moves of household goods must comply with authority, safety, insurance, vehicle identification and other requirements imposed by the Michigan Motor Carrier Act and MPSC Motor Carrier Rules.

 

Consumer Information Brochure

 

Michigan Motor Carrier Act and MPSC Rules

 

Approved Tariffs (Customer Rates)

 

Alphabetical List of Movers Authorized by the MPSC

 

MPSC Complaint Form

 

 

The public may contact the Motor Carrier Division if they have additional questions.

 

Michigan Public Service Commission

Motor Carrier Division

7109 West Saginaw Hwy, 1st Floor,

Lansing, MI 48917

Cindy Swix: 517-284-8113

mailto:swixc@michigan.gov

 

 


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