Category: DOT

May 25, 2024

How Much Does it Cost to get a DOT and MC Number?

For anyone venturing into the world of trucking and transportation, navigating the regulatory landscape is an essential step. A significant part to this process is obtaining a DOT (Department of Transportation) number and an MC (Motor Carrier) number. These identifiers are crucial for operating legally in the U.S. as they ensure that your business complies…

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November 11, 2023

How to Pass a DOT Safety Audit

When you’re running a trucking company, one of the most important ways to do business is to be prepared for audits, especially since you don’t always have control over when they could come your way. The U.S. Department of Transportation safety audit is one of the big ones. Fortunately, you’re likely to pass the audit…

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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

MCS-150: The Biennial Update

Last Updated: 02/21/2024 Oh look! Another acronym. If you’re scratching your head feeling a bit lost in all the regulatory acronyms and abbreviations, fear not! Let’s break it down. What is a MCS-150? A MCS-150 is like a golden ticket in the trucking industry. Officially known as the Motor Carrier Identification Report, it’s a crucial…

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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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