Please complete, sign and return this form to obtain your DOT number.
Companies that operate commercial vehicles transporting passengers or hauling cargo in interstate commerce must be registered with the FMCSA and must have a USDOT Number. Also, commercial intrastate hazardous materials carriers who haul types and quantities requiring a safety permit must register for a USDOT Number.
Please note, if the following applies to you, you should obtain a DOT Number and Operating Authority:
In general, companies that do the following are required to have interstate Operating Authority (MC number) in addition to a DOT number:
- Transport passengers in interstate commerce (for a fee or other compensation, whether direct or indirect)
- Transport federally-regulated commodities owned by others or arranging for their transport, (for a fee or other compensation, in interstate commerce)
FMCSA operating authority is often identified as an “MC,” “FF,” or “MX” number, depending on the type of authority that is granted. Unlike the USDOT Number application process, a company may need to obtain multiple operating authorities to support its planned business operations. Operating Authority dictates the type of operation a company may run and the cargo it may carry.