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USDOT Number

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USDOT for New Carrier in the Trucking Industry. ALL NEW carrier need a USDOT before operating their Vehicles. Let us help you with the first step of opening up your own trucking carrier business.

If going Interstate ( Between 2 States)- Add MC number and MC fee

Who Needs a USDOT Number?

DOT numbers are required in specific states for certain business types. A DOT number is required for the following:

  • Retains a gross vehicle weight, combination weight, vehicle weight rating, or gross combination weight rating, of 4,536 kg (10,001 pounds) whichever is greater.

  • It is constructed or used to transport more than 8 passengers (driver included) for compensation.

  • It is constructed or used to transport more than 15 passengers, drivers included, and not used to transport passengers for compensation.

  • Used to haul the types and quantities of hazardous materials requiring a safety permit in intrastate commerce.

Additionally, you need a USDOT number if your vehicle is used for traffic, trade, or transport in the US:

  • Such as, within two places in a State through another State or a place outside of the United States;

  • Between a place in a State and a place outside of such State (including a place outside of the United States.

  • Within two places in a State as part of a trade, traffic, or transportation starting from or ending outside the State or the United States.

What do I Need to Know?

In order to get a USDOT number you’ll want to have this information:

  • Your company’s Employer Identification (EIN), tax identification number

  • If you already have a company

  • Or Individual can use their Social Security number

  • The names of your company’s employees and their titles

Declare your operation classification:

  • Authorize For Hire

  • Exempt For Hire

  • Private (property)

  • Private Passenger (non-business)

  • Private Passenger (business)


Update USDOT Number - MCS 150

Biennial Updates are required every two years regardless of any changed information or have ceased interstate operations since your last update. Inactivation, deactivation, and reactivation. If your entity changes its name, address, or any other details about their record, then you must update your USDOT and operating authority record with FMCSA within the required time constraints. Your deadline for your update is included in your USDOT Number.


If you fail to meet the requirements when updating your USDOT Number, your number will be deactivated and you may be subject to civil penalties of up to $1,000 per day up to a maximum of $10,000.

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