Gobles, MI asked in Business Law for Michigan

Q: I can’t find any info on Authority to tow in Michigan. All I see is need proper insurance,plates and dot #’s

All I can find is that you need proper insurance, registration, license plate, dot numbers and cdl a or b depending on weight of vehicle(s)

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Evan Ficaj
Evan Ficaj
  • Livonia, MI
  • Licensed in Michigan

A: When hauling for-hire, in intrastate commerce, operating authority must be granted through the Michigan State Police Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Division (MSP-CVED), Regulatory and Credentialing Section. This includes carriers that are in business as a repossession company or an auto auction company. Once granted authority, the carrier may have to license its intrastate vehicle(s) though the MSP-CVED; 517-284-3250. For-hire means, for a direct or indirect fee, transporting property not owned nor manufactured by the company doing the transporting.

All interstate carriers, private and for-hire, must register in the annual Unified Carrier Registration (UCR) Program.

See the following Michigan.gov links for more info. The 2nd link is more detailed:

(1) https://www.michigan.gov/statelicensesearch/0,4671,7-180-24786-81562--,00.html

(2) https://www.michigan.gov/msp/divisions/cved/regulatory

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