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A tractor trailer on US-31 near Muskegon, Michigan.
Department of Transportation


Freight is defined as any good, product, or raw material carried by a commercial means of transportation – including air, highway, rail, water, and pipeline. The activities involved in the management of how and where freight moves are defined as logistics.

MDOT is responsible for addressing the movement of cargo by air, highway, marine, pipeline, and rail modes of transportation, including the interconnection of such modes. The functions needed to support this directive are maintained throughout department's bureaus and regions.

An efficient and dependable transportation system can lower costs, enhance competitiveness, and support just-in-time inventory systems for business.

For trucking-related questions, visit the MDOT Truckers page.


Freight Planning & FAC
Elisha Wulff | 517-243-3620

Freight Modeling & Data
Jesse Gwilliams | 517-373-9355

Rail Freight
Nikkie Johnson | 517-335-0939