for-hire transportation of motor vehicles
Public Act 111 of 2011, effective January 01, 2012, amended the Michigan Motor Carrier Act (Public Act 254 of 1933) with some significant changes affecting how businesses that transport motor vehicles, operate in Michigan.
Act 111 amended the Motor Carrier Act to eliminate all exemptions from regulation for motor vehicles transporting other motor vehicles.
Under the revised Motor Carrier Act, any business conducting an intrastate for-hire movement of a motor vehicle, for any purpose, must obtain general commodities operating authority from the Michigan Public Service Commission.
The following vehicle operations are subject to regulation:
Vehicles transporting motor vehicles.
A vehicle used to transport a vehicle which is temporarily disabled from a point within an 8 mile radius of a city having a population of 500,000 or more and including all other cities or villages, any part of which is located within the 8 mile radius to another point within that radius.
A vehicle towing a disabled motor vehicle from the location at which it was disabled to another location or a vehicle towing a motor vehicle involved in an accident from the location of the accident to another location.
View Public Act 111 of 2011
For additional information, please contact the Michigan Public Service Commission, Motor Carrier Division at (517) 241-6030.