DOT Update or Biannual Report (MCS-150)
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:
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, not to exceed $10,000.
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.
Revoke MC or DOT Number
MC & DOT Number Deactivation
When deactivating your MC and/or DOT Number there are things that must be done and changed in your MCS-150 and OP-1 Forms. Don’t worry, Ace Licensing knows exactly what needs to be done to assist you.
Change of Authority (MC in Pending Status)
If a for-hire carrier, broker, freight forwarder or other regulated entity applies for the wrong type of operating authority, or changes the type of business they do, they may need to request a change of operating authority type.
If the original application is still pending, the entity can request the change for only $95.00. If the application has already been granted, the carrier will need to pay an additional $300 fee to apply for a new authority.
Reactivate DOT Number - Out of Service
Got an inactive USDOT Number? Do not know what to do? Ace Licensing will take care of your DOT Number Reactivation process. Our live process agents will file all the paperwork to alleviate you from the stress of it all.
USDOT Number reactivation is needed for reasons like:
- Failure to complete the New Entrant Program
- Failure to complete the Biennial Update (Deactivation)
- Placed Out of Service for Failure of Safety Audit
- Close of Business ( now re-opening )