Category: DOT

March 31, 2023

What Is A Dot Number And Why Do You Need It

The world of trucking comes with a learning curve, but it’s not too steep of a grade once you start the journey. Part of it includes familiarizing yourself with some of the industry phrases that help you comply with the various rules and regulations. One of the most important phrases to know is your “DOT number.” Read our blog to learn what it is and why you need it.

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January 27, 2022

Why DOT Audits Happen, and What You Can Do Now to Prepare

Here’s what you need to know about DOT audits including what often triggers them, what types of audits exist, how best to prepare your business for an audit, and what to do if things don’t go according to plan.

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November 3, 2021

How To Check if My DOT Number Is Still Active

Whether you’re actively running a trucking company or want to get back into business, you’ll want to make sure your DOT Numbers and MC Numbers are active. It’s possible to check it for free. Here’s how!

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July 8, 2020

What’s the Difference Between an MC Number and a DOT Number?

Deciding whether your trucking company needs an MC Number or DOT Number is an important part of starting your trucking company. Check out this overview of what each of these are and the differences between the two.

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July 7, 2020

How Long Does It Take To Get a DOT Number?

You can get a DOT Number in about an hour that is active immediately. However, if you need an MC Number, it takes a few weeks before that number becomes active. Learn more about how long it takes!

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March 16, 2020

How To Request a DOT PIN (With Video Tutorial)

Your DOT PIN is an important number to have on hand, as it allows you to log into all of DOT’s and FMCSA’s systems to update information about your trucking company and get important info, like CSA scores. Watch our video tutorial on how you can get yours.

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August 27, 2018

The Biennial Update: When to Update Your MCS-150

If you already have your operating authority, your trucking company is good to go, right? Not quite. If you’ve been in the trucking industry for a while as an owner operator or the owner of your own company and you have a USDOT number, you are required by the FMCSA to participate in the biennial…

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April 21, 2016

DOT Compliance Checklist [Updated for 2021]

Navigating the FMCSA’s rules and regulations can be confusing, but it doesn’t have to be. Here’s a basic checklist of some things to consider when looking for a list to be compliant.

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September 13, 2013

DOT Drug and Alcohol Regulations FAQ

If you’re planning on running your own trucking company, it’s important to stay compliant. Drug and alcohol rules can be confusing, which is why we’ve collected a list of the most commonly asked questions. Check them out.

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