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change in regulation of household goods carriers
Public Act 33 of 2007, effective July 10, 2007, amended the Michigan Motor Carrier Act (Public Act 254 of 1933) with some significant changes in how household goods movers will operate in Michigan.
The major changes from Public Act 33 include:
All motor carriers conducting intrastate household goods movement must obtain household goods operating authority from the Michigan Public Service Commission.
A new category of “local moves” is defined as “a household goods shipment of 40 miles or less, from point of origin to point of destination, as determined by actual miles traveled by the motor carrier and verifiable by odometer reading or mileage in general public use.” These “local moves” will not be subject to the rate and tariff requirements of Article II of Act 254.
There are other changes that will be of interest to Michigan household goods movers. Public Act 33 can be reviewed at the following website:
For additional information, please contact the Michigan Public Service Commission, Motor Carrier Division at (517) 241-6030.