DOT numbers: Interstate commercial vehicles

Important information

  • Vehicle and vessel licensing offices can’t perform transactions on Saturday, December 10.
  • Vehicle and vessel online services won’t be available December 7-12 while we update our system.
  • On December 12, 2016, we’ll begin using a new vehicle and vessel computer system.
  • In the days following the launch of our new system, you may experience longer than usual wait times.

Learn more: DOL vehicle licensing system will be down on December 10 for system replacement (licensingexpress.wordpress.com).

If you operate a commercial vehicle across state lines, you must have a United States Department of Transportation (USDOT) number.

How to apply for a DOT number

To get a USDOT number, submit the following completed forms to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA):

  • Motor Carrier Identification Report (MCS-150).
  • Safety Certification Application (MCS-150A).

How to get a copy of the forms

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