A USDOT number is required for any company that owns or operates a Commercial Vehicle with a GVWR (Gross Vehicle Weight Rating) of 10,001 lbs or more, transports cargo or a vehicle that transports 9 or more passengers in interstate commerce. A USDOT number is also required for any intrastate carriers hauling hazardous materials which require a safety permit.
In select states (see green highlighted states or list below), all registrants of commercial motor vehicles, even intrastate, and non-Motor Carrier registrants are required to obtain a USDOT Number as a necessary condition for commercial vehicle registration.
In general, companies that do the following are required to have interstate operating authority (MC number) in addition to a DOT number:
Operating Authority means the registration required by 49 U.S.C. 13902, 49 CFR part 365, 49 CFR part 368, and 49 CFR 392.9a.
FMCSA operating authority is also referred to as an "MC," "FF," or "MX" number, depending on the type of authority that is granted. Unlike the USDOT Number application process, a company may need to obtain multiple operating authorities to support its planned business operations. Operating Authority dictates the type of operation a company may run and the cargo it may carry.
All of this also dictates the level of insurance/financial responsibilities a company must maintain. Carriers not required to have operating authority include:
One Day Service USDOT Number
You will receive your USDOT number by the end of the next business day along with your PIN number. We will provide you the FMCSA requirements for proper vehicle marking on your vehicles.
One Day Service MC-Authority
You will receive your US-MC Authority by the end of the next business day along with your PIN number. Once your number has been issued, it can take up to 20 days for the Operating Authority Approval. Service also includes BOC-3 filing.
Once all fees and required paperwork have been submitted to FMCSA, it can take 32 - 48 hours before Operating Authority has been reinstated.
We can help you through the entire process, answering all your questions, every step of the way.
* As an add-on, for an additional fee, Tri-State Safety Solutions, LLC can be on-site for the required DOT inspection.
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