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Act 181 of 1963
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Act 181 of 1963

AN ACT to promote safety upon highways open to the public by regulating the operation of certain vehicles; to provide consistent regulation of these areas by state agencies and local units of government; to establish the qualifications of persons necessary for the safe operation of such vehicles; to establish certain violations of shippers offering certain materials for transportation; to limit the hours of service of persons engaged in operating such vehicles; to require the keeping of records of such operations; to provide penalties for the violation of this act; to prescribe the powers and duties of certain state agencies; and to repeal acts and parts of acts.

History: 1963, Act 181, Eff. Sept. 6, 1963 ;-- Am. 1984, Act 23, Imd. Eff. Mar. 8, 1984 ;-- Am. 1990, Act 339, Eff. Apr. 2, 1991 ;-- Am. 1995, Act 265, Imd. Eff. Jan. 8, 1996 ;-- Am. 2005, Act 177, Imd. Eff. Oct. 20, 2005

The People of the State of Michigan enact:

Section 480.11SectionMotor carrier safety act; short title.
Section 480.11aSectionAdoption of federal regulations; exceptions; definitions; applicability of act to bus operated by transit agency; applicability of subsection (1)(b) and sections 5(8) and 6(1); definitions.
Section 480.11bSectionRepealed. 2005, Act 177, Imd. Eff. Oct. 20, 2005.
Section 480.12SectionRepealed. 1984, Act 23, Imd. Eff. Mar. 8, 1984.
Section 480.12a-480.12cSectionRepealed. 2005, Act 177, Imd. Eff. Oct. 20, 2005.
Section 480.12dSectionPerson qualified to operate commercial motor vehicle.
Section 480.12eSectionPerson applying to operate commercial motor vehicle; providing list of applicant's former employers and related information.
Section 480.12fSectionMotor carrier; review of driving records required; exception.
Section 480.12g, 480.12hSectionRepealed. 1995, Act 265, Imd. Eff. Jan. 8, 1996;—2005, Act 177, Imd. Eff. Oct. 20, 2005.
Section 480.12i-480.12wSectionRepealed. 2005, Act 177, Imd. Eff. Oct. 20, 2005.
Section 480.13SectionMotor carrier safety appeal board; creation; membership; duties; person not physically qualified to drive; waiver to drive commercial motor vehicle; application; requirements; issuance of waiver; validity; renewal; notice; suspension or revocation; denial of application for waiver; appeal; effect on worker's compensation status.
Section 480.13aSectionTrailers or trailer-vehicle combinations; surge brakes equipment for intrastate operation.
Section 480.14, 480.14aSectionRepealed. 2011, Act 160, Eff. Dec. 31, 2014.
Section 480.15SectionIntrastate transportation; applicability to farm vehicle driver, implement of husbandry, public utility driver, government-owned commercial motor vehicle or vehicle used in execution of emergency governmental function, certain combination of vehicles, and buses; motor vehicle engaged in seasonal construction-related activities; definitions.
Section 480.16SectionMotor carriers; submission of documents to motor carrier officer; inspection of cargo.
Section 480.17SectionViolation of act or rules; penalty.
Section 480.17aSectionRules; rescission.
Section 480.17bSectionPenalties; "serious safety defect" defined.
Section 480.17cSectionTransporting package relating to hazardous material required to be marked or labeled; violation; penalty; owner or user of hazardous materials vehicle inspection or repair facility; violation as misdemeanor.
Section 480.17dSectionDefinitions; compliance order; shut down order; noncompliance as misdemeanor; impoundment of vehicle.
Section 480.18SectionVenue.
Section 480.19SectionNotification of incident; definition.
Section 480.20SectionVehicle combination transporting combustible liquid; requirements; information required to be on file; retention and transfer of information; applicability of requirements in subsections (2) and (3); transport of flammable liquids, gases, or compressed gases.
Section 480.21SectionOrdinances or resolutions inconsistent with act; "inconsistent" defined; fine for operating vehicle with serious safety defect; exception; issuance of more than 1 citation; requirements as motor carrier enforcement officer.
Section 480.22SectionTransfer of hazardous material; prohibitions; exceptions; overfilling container; violation; penalty.
Section 480.23SectionTransporting hazardous materials in amount requiring placard on publicly maintained route; prohibition; violation; penalty.
Section 480.24SectionEnforcement of state civil infraction.
Section 480.25SectionPrevention of water or road surface substances being thrown from rear wheels.
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