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Act 254 of 1933
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THE MOTOR CARRIER ACT

Act 254 of 1933

AN ACT to promote safety upon and conserve the use of public highways of the state; to provide for the supervision, regulation, and control of the use of such highways by all motor vehicles operated by carriers of property for hire upon or over such highways; to preserve, foster, and regulate transportation and permit the coordination of motor vehicle transportation facilities; to provide for the supervision, regulation, and control of the use of such highways by all motor vehicles for hire for such purposes; to classify and regulate carriers of property by motor vehicles for hire upon such public highways for such purposes; to give the Michigan Public Service Commission jurisdiction and authority to prevent evasion of this act through any device or arrangement; to insure adequate transportation service; to give the commission jurisdiction and authority to fix, alter, regulate, and determine rates, fares, charges, classifications, and practices of common motor carriers for such purposes; to give the commission jurisdiction and authority to require registration, conduct audits, and assess fees for motor carriers for unified carrier registration; to require filing with the commission of rates, fares, and charges of contract carriers and to authorize the commission to prescribe minimum rates, fares, and charges, and to require the observance thereof; to prevent unjust discrimination; to prescribe the powers and duties of said commission with reference thereto; to provide for appeals from the orders of such commission; to confer jurisdiction upon the circuit court for the county of Ingham for such appeals; to provide for the levy and collection of certain privilege fees and taxes for such carriers for such purposes and the disposition of such fees and taxes; and to provide for the enforcement of this act; and to prescribe penalties for its violations.


History: 1933, Act 254, Eff. Oct. 17, 1933 ;-- Am. 1956, Act 164, Imd. Eff. Apr. 16, 1956 ;-- Am. 1957, Act 173, Eff. Sept. 27, 1957 ;-- Am. 1982, Act 399, Imd. Eff. Dec. 28, 1982 ;-- Am. 2008, Act 584, Imd. Eff. Jan. 16, 2009


© 2009 Legislative Council, State of Michigan

The People of the State of Michigan enact:

DocumentTypeDescription
254-1933-IDivisionARTICLE I GENERAL DEFINITIONS AND PURPOSE (475.1...475.5)
254-1933-IIDivisionARTICLE II COMMON MOTOR CARRIERS (476.1...476.14)
254-1933-IIIDivisionARTICLE III CONTRACT MOTOR CARRIERS (477.1...477.12)
254-1933-IVDivisionARTICLE IV FEES (478.1...478.8)
254-1933-VDivisionARTICLE V POLICY OF STATE, EXEMPTIONS, LIMITATIONS, GENERAL REGULATIONS AND PROCEDURE; PENALTIES; MISCELLANEOUS (479.1...479.21)
254-1933-VIDivisionARTICLE VI (479.41...479.49)