DOT numbers: Interstate commercial vehicles
Starting January 1, 2023, vehicle registrations allow the removal of your address. New registrations have your address located on the bottom. There's a dotted line showing where to cut it. This is optional and intended to provide address privacy in case of theft.
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
- Visit the . You may complete and submit the forms online, or print out copies of the forms and mail them to the address on the form.
- Call 800.832.5660 to have forms mailed to you.