No person may engage in the for-hire transportation of property, other than household goods, in Minnesota unless the person has filed a registration statement with the commissioner on a form the commissioner prescribes.
Notwithstanding any other law, a motor carrier of property is exempt from sections 221.021; 221.121; 221.122; 221.131; 221.132; 221.161; 221.172, subdivision 3; and 221.185, except as provided in subdivision 4. The exemptions in this subdivision do not apply to a motor carrier of property while transporting household goods.
The commissioner shall suspend or cancel, following the procedures for suspension or cancellation in section 221.185, the registration of a motor carrier of property who fails to file with the commissioner or maintain the insurance or bond required under section 221.141. A person may not engage in the for-hire transportation of property, other than household goods, in Minnesota while the person's registration is under suspension or cancellation under this subdivision.