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.
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.
Michigan Motor Carrier Act and MPSC Rules
Tariffs (Customer Rates)
Alphabetical List of
Movers Authorized by the MPSC
MPSC Complaint Form
public may contact the Motor Carrier Division if they have additional
Michigan Public Service
Mercantile Way, Suite