FMCSA Encourages Carriers to Update their Registration

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration recently began using GovDelivery to manage its email communications to motor carriers and other regulated entities. Email messages from usdotfmcsa@service.govdelivery.com are legitimate communications from FMCSA.

The following letter recently went out to carriers encouraging them to update their registration.

Dear Company Official,

Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) requires all entities under its jurisdiction to update their information every two years as part of the new Unified Registration System (URS) regulation. Under URS, 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 may result in deactivation of your USDOT number and civil penalties of up to $1,000 per day, not to exceed $10,000.

Updating your information is free. We have included instructions below to help you complete your biennial update.

Sincerely,

Office of Registration and 
Safety Information

Update Your Information Online:

  • Carriers needing to complete the Motor Carrier Identification Report (MCS-150) OR the Combined Identification and Hazardous Materials Safety Permit Application (MCS-150B) may do so online through the FMCSA Registration Web site by clicking here.
  • In order to complete the registration online, you’ll need your USDOT number, assigned PIN, EIN/SSN, and Company Official information.
  • Be sure to print an updated MCS-150 form for your records upon completion of the online registration.

Button: Click to begin online registration

 

Unable to Register Online? No problem!

  • Registration forms can also be downloaded here or you can request to have a pre-printed form mailed to you by calling FMCSA Support Services at 1-800-832-5660 (Select option 1 (US DOT number questions), then press zero to speak to an agent). Complete, sign, and date the form, and mail it to the address below.

Button: Click to download Form MCS-150

For Hazardous Materials Safety Permit Carriers Only:

Button: Click to download Form MCS-150B

Intermodal Equipment Providers (IEPs):

  • IEPs are unable to perform an online update at this time.
    Click here to download the Intermodal Equipment Provider Identification Report form (MCS-150C). Complete, sign, and date the form, and mail it to the address below.

Button: Click to download Form MCS-150C

Important note for hard copy registrations: Forms must be received by FMCSA on or before the date your Biennial Update is due to avoid deactivation of your USDOT number and the assessment of civil penalties. Please allow ample time for mailing.
 

 

Mail Forms to:
U.S. Department of Transportation
Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration
Attention: Office of Registration and Safety Information
1200 New Jersey Avenue, S.E.
Washington, DC 20590

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