A law that goes on the books next week in Missouri is intended to help household movers in the state. It will also require some movers who have been exempt to obtain state DOT operating authority.
The new law allows common carriers of household goods to file applications to the State Highways and Transportation Commission for approval of rates to reflect increases and decreases in the carrier’s costs.
It also repeals “the exemption that currently allows household goods movers to operate wholly in municipalities, between contiguous municipalities, or commercial zones” without having to obtain operating authority from the Missouri Department of Transportation.
Previously, household movers were exempt from the rules and regulations if their operations were restricted to those described areas.
The new rule takes effect Aug. 28.
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