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Updating Your Registration or Authority
If you own a DOT number you must file an updated MS-150 form every two years to remain in compliance with DOT.
“Any time a carrier or other regulated entity changes its name or address, or other details in their record, they should update their US DOT and operating authority record with FMCSA in a timely manner. In addition, FMCSA requires all entities under its jurisdiction to update their information every two years:” Updates can be done online via the FMCSA online registration system with your US DOT PIN, or by filing an MCS-150 form.
“Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) requires all entities under its jurisdiction to update their information every two years. You are required to provide this update every two years even if your company has not changed its information, has ceased interstate operations since the last update, or is no longer in business and you did not notify FMCSA.”
“Failure to complete a Biennial Update will result in deactivation of your USDOT number and may result in civil penalties of up to $1,000 per day”
Filing schedule: Each motor carrier or intermodal equipment provider must file the appropriate form at the following times:
Before it begins operations; and
Every 24 months according to the following schedule:
USDOT number ending in: Must file by last day of:
If the next-to-last digit of its USDOT Number is odd, the motor carrier or intermodal equipment provider shall file its update in every odd-numbered calendar year. If the next-to-last digit of the USDOT Number is even, the motor carrier or intermodal equipment provider shall file its update in every even-numbered calendar year.