A USDOT number is required for any business that operates commercial vehicles across state lines or outside of their home state. Most states also require businesses that operate commercial vehicles, only in their home state, to have a current USDOT number. A commercial vehicle is defined as any vehicle, truck only, or truck and trailer combined, with a GVWR of 10,000 lbs or greater. Commercial is defined as any operation in furtherance of any business. This would mean farmers, lawn services, landscapers, builders, and even recreation race teams and car show participants among others. If your business or activities take you outside your home state, you are considered to be Interstate and you will also need a UCR registration. UCR registers your business and USDOT # with all the states. It does not take the place of IRP or apportioned license plates as these register the trucks with the states you will operate in. The fine for not having completed the UCR registration is $300-$500.
Note: If you will be operating Interstate "For Hire", meaning you will be paid to transport freight, to other states, you will also need an MC number. Our packages that include the MC number are under the category of "Interstate Authority - MC#" in the column on the left side of this page.
The new FMCSA URS system will not allow a USDOT to be issued as Interstate for-hire without also obtaining, and paying the filing fee for, an MC number at the same.
If we receive your order by 4:00 PM EST Mon-Fri, we can typically have your USDOT number for you the same day, usually within 45-60 minutes. We can also obtain your UCR for you the next business day in most cases. Times are not guaranteed, delays are possible. Please refer to our Privacy and Refund Policies page for more details on order cancellations and refunds.
If an order for a new USDOT number is placed, and it is discovered that a USDOT number has been previously issued, a $10.00 lookup fee will be deducted from all refunds for USDOT number orders where applicable.
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