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MOTOR CARRIER SAFETY ACT OF 1963

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


© 2009 Legislative Council, State of Michigan

The People of the State of Michigan enact:

DocumentTypeDescription
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).
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 480.14SectionExceptions to act and federal provisions; exemption from medical qualification; grandfather rights; preexisting conditions; maintaining copy of grandfather card.
Section 480.14aSectionIssuance of new grandfather cards; prohibition.
Section 480.15SectionIntrastate transportation; exceptions; applicability to farm vehicle driver, public utility driver, government-owned commercial motor vehicle, 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.