Strict Rules for Truckers
The law affects companies that haul household goods within commercial areas. Moving companies must have proof of insurance, cannot carry hazardous material and must have a good financial record.
"They can rest a little more assured knowing that this company is financially and that they are not going to come collect their items and then disappear," Deanne Bonnot, a MO-DOT Outreach Coordinator, said.
In addition to applying for permission to operate, moving companies will also have to file and publish their rates and charges. MoDOT says this will provide greater consumer protection.
Motor carriers would have to:
- Provide proof of insurance- including bodily injury and property damage liability coverage and cargo insurance.
- Pay $10 per vehicle.
- Demonstrate satisfactory safety fitness.
- Report whether you intend to carry hazardous materials.
- Increased liability and property damage insurance coverage is required of hazardous materials carriers.
- Declare your intent to operate wholly within Missouri commercial zones.
- Provide a list of your vehicles' type, model, year, make, reasonable value and ownership status.
- Provide proof of financial fitness and three statements of support from people or businesses that require your services.