How Do I Know If My DOT Number Is Active?

What is the fine for no DOT number?

The DOT can also assess the same penalties found during an inspection or audit.

There is no double jeopardy.

A recent fine for not having a DOT number was $9,500 by the federal government and $5,000 by the state for a total of $14,500..

How do I activate my dot?

Ways to Reactivate Your USDOT Number with DOT Operating Authority:Call us at 1-888-669-4383 and talk to one of our representatives; or.Contact us by email: contact@dotoperatingauthority.com.Request a free quote online (see the instructions below)

How long does it take to reinstate operating authority?

2 to 5 daysIf you previously had active operating authority and need to reinstate the authority due to revocation we can assist you in obtaining active status. You can normally expect the reinstatement to take 2 to 5 days.

What is Carrier VMT outdated?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.

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.

Who is exempt from DOT number?

to transport passengers or property when the vehicle has a gross vehicle weight rating or gross combination weight rating, gross vehicle weight or gross combination weight, of 10,001 pounds or more, whichever is greater; or. to transport more than eight passengers, including the driver, for compensation; or.

Are Usdot 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.

How do I find my dot PIN number?

You can request the PINs by going to www.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.” Detailed instructions for this process are attached to this FAQ.

Why is my DOT number inactive?

The FMCSA may deactivate your USDOT number for several reasons. The most common ones include not submitting the required biennial update and not finishing the New Entrant program.

Does my DOT number expire?

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

How do I get a DOT number inactive?

To close your USDOT number record you MUST mail, fax or upload via our web form an updated and signed MCS-150 (Motor Carriers) or MCS-150B (Hazmat Carriers) form, and check the box “out of business” (out of “motor carrier” operations, even if the company is still in business) in the “reason for filing” section.

Do I need to cancel my DOT number?

DOT numbers that are not deactivated are still subject to federal mandates and you may be penalized for noncompliance. Ensure you are using this page to update your OUT OF BUSINESS filing.

How do I reinstate my MC authority?

There are several ways to request a reinstatement:Online: If you have a USDOT PIN you can request reinstatement online. Detailed instructions for this process are attached to this FAQ.Using the MCSA-5889 Motor Carrier Records Change Form, which you can submit: Via our web form (upload the signed and completed form)

Can I sell my 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.

What weight requires a DOT number?

In general, a USDOT Number is required if you are operating in interstate commerce and meet the following criteria: You have vehicles that are over 10,000 lbs. (GVWR, GCWR, GVW or GCW) You transport between 9 and 15 passengers (including the driver) for compensation, whether direct or indirect.

How much does it cost to get DOT and MC numbers?

MC Number/USDOT Number – $499 There is a $300 FMCSA filing fee to get your MC Number/USDOT Number.

How can I check my Fmcsa status?

Motor carrier safety ratings are available at http://safer.fmcsa.dot.gov and motor carrier licensing and insurance status are available at http://li-public.fmcsa.dot.gov/.

What do I need to activate my MC number?

The FMCSA wil take a minimum of 18-21 days to activate your MC number. The last requirement, to activate your MC number, is the proof of insurance filing and this is completed by your insurance company. Please contact your insurance agent and ask them to file your insurance with the FMCSA.