This requirement applies to motor carriers operating the following commercial motor vehicles (CMVs):
- Engaged in intrastate commerce having a gross vehicle weight rating or gross combination weight rating of 10,001 or more pounds; or
- Used in the transportation of hazardous materials in a quantity requiring placarding; or
- Designed to transport more than 15 passengers, including the driver, used in intrastate commerce in Massachusetts.
If your company operates a subject vehicle it must be permanently marked with a USDOT number assigned in a manner conforming to the provisions of 49 CFR 390.21.
To obtain a USDOT Number, we urge you to go to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) website. There, you may follow the Registrations links that will enable you to obtain an intrastate USDOT number. Your company will be issued a USDOT number that will be displayed on all CMVs as defined above that your company operates, including leased vehicles. There is no charge to obtain this number from the USDOT-FMCSA.
After September 1, 2018, failure to obtain and display a USDOT Number on your vehicles may result in a civil fine and/or placing your CMVs Out of Service until such time as your company obtains a USDOT Number.
for Intrastate USDOT Number Requirement: Effective September 1, 2018