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FMCSA to deactivate outdated DOT numbers

Wednesday, March 12, 2014   (0 Comments)
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The American Trucking Associations reports that last week, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration began deactivating the U.S. DOT numbers of motor carriers who have failed to update their MCS-150 registration information, as part of the biennial update requirement.

The requirement, part of the Unified Registration System process, is an effort by FMCSA to maintain more accurate information on motor carriers subject to FMCSA’s jurisdiction. In November 2013, FMCSA notified by email and via warning letters those required to update their registration information by January 2014 that they would be deactivated beginning in March.

Motor carriers, freight forwarders, and brokers who do not fulfill their biennial update requirement on time can face penalties of up to $1,000 per day with a maximum of $10,000 total in addition to having their operating authority deactivated.

FMCSA will continue to deactivate U.S. DOT numbers for those who fail to update their MCS-150 forms within two months of their assigned biennial update deadline. Motor carriers can reference 49 C.F.R. 390.19(b) to determine their biennial update deadline. Motor carrier registration updates can be completed online.

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