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The Michigan Public Service Commission regulates companies operating as for-hire carriers in the State of Michigan. For-hire carriers include motor carriers of general commodities(freight), towing companies, and household goods movers. The Motor Carrier Division is responsible for insurance and safety regulation of intrastate for-hire motor carriers, as well as, rate and consumer protection regulation of the intrastate motor carriers of household goods. The Motor Carrier Division processes applications for new or expanded operating authority and for registration of intrastate motor vehicles. The Motor Carrier Division assists the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) in the registration of motor carriers for the Unified Carrier Registration (UCR) program and the Intrastate USDOT Numbering Program.

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The MPSC Motor Carrier office at 6545 Mercantile Way building in Lansing sustained flood damage and as of February 9, 2012, have been relocated to a temporary work facility across the street at 6546 Mercantile Way, Suite 5.

Walk In Address for the Motor Carrier Division Mailing Address
Michigan Public Service Commission
6546 Mercantile Way, Suite 5
Lansing, MI 48911
Michigan Public Service Commission
4300 W. Saginaw Highway
PO Box 30221
Lansing, MI 48909

All MPSC applications continue to be processed at the temporary location. We thank you for your patience during this time. Rest assured, we are working diligently to meet the needs of the carriers while we are in our temporary facility and will keep you updated via our website.

A motor carrier operating in Michigan should check to see if it is subject to regulatory compliance by other departments within the State of Michigan.


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