How Do I Activate My Dot?

Do I need a dot number on my truck?

Companies that operate commercial vehicles transporting passengers or hauling cargo in interstate commerce must be registered with the FMCSA and must have a USDOT Number.

Also, commercial intrastate hazardous materials carriers who haul types and quantities requiring a safety permit must register for a USDOT Number..

How do I find my dot PIN number?

You can also request a PIN by going to https://safer.fmcsa.dot.gov and then clicking on the “Click here to request a USDOT Number PIN be emailed” prompt or “Click here to request a USDOT Number PIN be mailed to the address on file.”

How long does it take to get MC authority?

Once your MC# is issued, you will have 20 days to complete the next 2 steps. Once those 2 items are on file with the FMCSA your Authority will become active within approximately 2-3 weeks. It will take another 2 weeks or so for you to receive your Authority certificate in the mail.

How can I reactivate my DOT number?

If the status reads “Record Inactive” or “Inactive USDOT Number per 49 CFR 390.19(b)(4); Biennial update of MCS-150 data not completed” you will need to complete, sign and submit a new Motor Carrier Identification Report (Form MCS-150) to reactivate the USDOT Number.

How often do you have to file MCS 150?

every 2 yearsWhen To File MCS-150 Form Based on your Department of Transportation (DOT) number, you’ll need to file your MCS form every 2 years. If the second to last digit of your DOT number is odd– you’ll file your MCS form in the odd years.

How much does it cost to reactivate a DOT number?

If you have questions about a deactivated or revoked USDOT number, you may contact the FMCSA directly at 800-832-5660. Should you need to reinstate your operating authority (MC number), you will need to pay an $80 application fee unless you had a recent out of service order. The fee is $300 in that case.

How long does it take to reactivate a DOT number?

7-10 daysOnce this is on file with the FMCSA we can proceed with the reinstatement. We will automatically file the BOC-3 if we initiate the Reinstatement of Authority. Once ALL requirements are met expect your authority to be granted in 7-10 days.

Does my DOT number expire?

Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) requires all entities under its jurisdiction to update their information every two years.

Can you change ownership of a DOT number?

No, USDOT Numbers are not transferable. For more information about USDOT numbers and changing ownership, legal name or form of business, click here. Operating authorities (MC numbers) are transferable. For more information, please see our Operating Authority Transfer FAQs.

How do I check if my dot is active?

You can determine the status of your USDOT number in these ways:Online: Go to the SAFER website and search by name, USDOT number or MC number.By email: You can submit your question via our web form (you will receive a tracking number)Phone: Call 800-832-5660 to speak to FMCSA Customer Service.

What does an inactive dot number mean?

An Inactive USDOT Number status means the number has been suspended or deactivated.

Can I get a new DOT number?

USDOT numbers are not transferable and are assigned to only one person and remain assigned to that person forever. A person includes an individual, corporation, partnership, or other business organization as authorized by state law. Each separate and distinct person must have separate registration.

What is Carrier VMT outdated?

January 06, 2012. Did You Know… As a motor carrier, your Vehicle Miles Travelled (VMT) and Power Unit (PU) data from your Motor Carrier Registration form, known as the MCS-150, are used to calculate your Unsafe Driving and Crash Indicator Behavior Analysis and Safety Improvement Category (BASIC) percentiles.

Are DOT numbers free?

Until URS is fully implemented, there is no charge for a USDOT number. However, if you also want to apply for operating authority (MC/FF/docket numbers), the cost is $300 per authority.

Can I have two dot numbers?

While it’s up to the company or driver to get the number, one person can have as many DOT numbers as they do commercial vehicles. That means if a person drives two commercial vehicles, they can have two DOT numbers. If you want to learn more about the basics of assigning numbers, click here.

How long does it take to get a dot?

How long does it take to get my USDOT number? USDOT registration is processed immediately, and USDOT numbers are issued instantly (unless rejected). By-mail USDOT applications take four to six weeks processing time.

Is my MC number active?

To reach the FMCSA Contact Center, please dial 1-800-832-5660.