LANSING (WTVB) - Senator Bruce Caswell is touting a bill the Michigan Legislature recently passed that would no longer require businesses to comply with certain federal Department of Transportation regulations for commercial vehicles that weigh under 26-hundred pounds in gross weight or gross combined weight when hauling a trailer and that operate solely inside Michigan. Until the change in the law, small businesses like lawn mowing services and contractors that use pick-up trucks and trailers had to obtain special vehicle registration numbers and comply with a number of regulations primarily intended for large commercial vehicle operators. Caswell said he heard from many small business owners about their concerns over the cost and confusion of complying with these U.S.-D-O-T regulations. Caswell called the measure commonsense legislation and said it will save small businesses the time, money, and hassle of complying with these burdensome federal regulations. Business owners that have specific questions about the change in this law or any other technical regulations pertaining to commercial vehicles can contact the MichiganCenterfor Truck Safety, toll-free, at 1-800-682-4682.