Moving 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 quantities requiring a safety permit must register for a USDOT Number.
The USDOT Number serves as a unique identifier when collecting and monitoring a company’s safety information acquired during audits, compliance reviews, crash investigations, and inspections.
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States that Require a DOT Number
Apart from federal regulations, some states require commercial motor vehicle registrants to obtain a USDOT Number. These states include:
- New Jersey
- New York
- North Carolina
- South Carolina
- West Virginia