Trucking Regulations Get Tighter in Michigan

Lansing, Mich. -- The Michigan Public Service Commission has issued new rules for people applying for state hazardous materials hauling licenses. The new rules require more extensive background checks for hauling companies and their drivers, including criminal background checks and inspections of company facilities by the State Police. A 10-year employment history also will be conducted for all applicants and drivers, and driving records will be checked through the Secretary of State's office.