Quick Answer: Why Is My DOT Number Inactive?

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 do I check if my DOT number 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.

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.

How long does it take to reinstate operating authority?

By Mail: You may submit the form in print (this may take an additional 6-8 weeks to be processed)

Does a dump truck need a DOT number?

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.

What is Carrier VMT outdated?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 do I activate an inactive 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.

Why is my DOT number not authorized?

If you see the status as “Not Authorized,” this means your Operating Authority (MC/FF#) is not active and you are not authorized to operate as for hire in interstate commerce. Once your Operating Authority becomes active, the status will change to “Authorized” in our systems.

Does dot number expire?

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

Can I get my own authority without a truck?

A: Actually, if you don’t want to get a CDL and you don’t want to own or lease a truck, you can make application for the authority. There are no regulations that say you must own a truck in order to get your authority. After you get your authority, you will use owner-operators that will lease to your authority.

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 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.

How do I update mcs150?

There are two options for filing the necessary forms to update a USDOT Number:Completing and filing the required MCS-150 forms online, or.Scan and upload a completed, printed and signed MCS-150 to our web form (this is the best option and will provide you with a tracking number for your submission)More items…•

Can I cancel my DOT number?

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.