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We apply for DOT numbers for the following vehicles
  • Contractor's Service Work Truck
  • Box Truck
  • Flatbed Truck
  • Pickup Truck and Trailer
  • Pickup truck and Car Hauler Trailer
  • Grain Hauler with Semi-Tractor and Grain Trailer 
  • Farmer with Semi-Tractor and Grain Trailer
  • Semi-Tractor and Box Trailer - General Freight 
  • Semi-Tractor and Reefer Trailer 
  • Semi-Tractor and Flatbed Trailer, Drop Deck & Double Drop
  • Semi-Tractor and Car Transporter
  • Semi-Tractor and Livestock Trailer
  • Semi-Tractor and Tank Trailer
  • Wrecker
  • Wrecker with Car Carrier
  • Heavy Wrecker Truck
  • Super Heavy Wrecker Truck
  • Pickup Truck
  • Semi-Tractor
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ALABAMA
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CALIFORNIA
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COLORADO
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CONNECTICUT
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DELAWARE
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GEORGIA
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ILLINOIS
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INDIANA
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IOWA 
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KANSAS
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KENTUCKY
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MARYLAND
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MASSACHUSETTS 
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MICHIGAN
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MINNESOTA
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MISSISSIPPI
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MISSOURI
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MONTANA
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NEVADA
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NEW HAMPSHIRE
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NEW YORK
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NORTH CAROLINA
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OHIO
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OKLAHOMA
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OREGON
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PENNSYLVANIA
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RHODE ISLAND
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SOUTH CAROLINA
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SOUTH DAKOTA
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TENNESSEE
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TEXAS
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UTAH
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VERMONT
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VIRGINIA
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WASHINGTON
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WEST VIRGINIA
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WISCONSIN
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WYOMING
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DOT Number is issued by the United States Department of Transportation (USDOT).

Commercial Vehicles used in your business or by your company required to have a DOT number are pickup trucks, vans, straight trucks, semi-tractors or vehicles transporting passengers. Weight requirements for vans, trucks and semi-tractors, or the number of people transported on passenger vehicles are described below.

Commercial Motor Vehicles requiring a DOT number as described by the FMCSA Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration Regulations Part 390.5 for the purpose of compliance with USDOT Marking Requirements 390.21 for a DOT number are as follows:

A Commercial Motor Vehicle implies that any self-propelled motor vehicle, or towed vehicle used on public roads and highways in interstate commerce to transport property or passengers when the vehicle

  • has a Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR) or Gross Combination Weight Ratings of 10,001-lbs or more 
  • is designed to transport 8 or more people (including driver) for compensation
  • is designed to transport 16 or more people including driver, and is not used to transport passengers for compensation
  • is transporting hazardous materials in quantities requiring the vehicle to be placarded. With hazardous materials, there are no weight stipulations regarding placarded vehicles (the vehicle can be at any weight when transporting materials in quantities requiring placarding) and the regulations apply to both intrastate (in-state) and interstate (vehicles crossing state lines) operations.

Commercial Vehicles Remaining In-State that require a DOT number:  Certain states require commercial vehicles used by you or your company that remain in-state without crossing state lines to be registered for a DOT number. This includes vehicles used to transport only your own equipment, or your own products, and you are Not For Hire (you are considered a Private Carrier) as well as vehicles designed to transport items or commodities or people on a For Hire basis (you get paid to transport these commodities, items or people within the state). You will not be crossing state lines at any time while operating commercially. If you are traveling into another state (other than yours) to operate within that state on a commercial basis, you will be considered as Crossing State Lines and will be required to have a DOT number when the GVWR or GCWR is 10,001-lbs or greater, or for certain vehicles transporting passengers (look at the Commercial Vehicles Crossing State Lines paragraph below). The following states require you to have a DOT number while operating on a commercial basis within these states. Click on the appropriate state you need to check on for a DOT number:  Alabama, Arizona, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, New York, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin and Wyoming.  States not requiring a Non-Hazmat DOT number are Arkansas, California, Washington DC, Delaware, Idaho, Illinois, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Mississippi, North Carolina, North Dakota, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, Nevada, Rhode Island, Virginia and Vermont. California-based businesses or carriers looking for a DOT number are required to register for a Motor Carrier Permit (MCP). When operating within a state as a Private Carrier, you will not need Intra-State Authority. However, when you operate as a For-Hire Carrier within the states shown above with links in blue, you are required to have a DOT number and, with certain states, the need to register for state operating authority. Check on the state pages requiring you to have a DOT number to see if you also need state operating authority as a For-Hire Carrier picking up and delivering items / loads within that state.

Commercial Vehicles Crossing State Lines that require a DOT number:  Vehicles used in your business or your company that will cross state lines, or may cross state lines at any time and which have a Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR) of 10,001-lbs or more stamped on the doorframe of the vehicle; or a combination of a powered vehicle and a trailer together with Gross Combination Weight Ratings (GCWR) of 10,001 or more: or certain passenger vehicles: are required to be registered for a DOT number when crossing state lines. You are assigned one DOT number for your business or company, whether you have one vehicle or your company has a thousand vehicles. If you are a Private Carrier crossing state lines, you will need a DOT number, but you will not need MC Authority / ICC Authority / Motor Carrier Authority / DOT authority. If you are a For-Hire Carrier crossing state lines with exempt products / loads, you will need a DOT number, but you will not need to register for MC Authority / ICC Authority / Trucking Authority / DOT Authority. If you are a For-Hire Carrier crossing state lines hauling non-exempt loads, in addition to a DOT number, you will need MC Authority / ICC Authority / Motor Carrier Authority / DOT Authority.

The following are the different categories of truck / semi-tractor operations associated with DOT number / US DOT number / USDOT number registrations

Private Carrier hauling your own items or products across state lines with a GVWR - Gross Vehicle Weight Rating of 10,001-lbs or more, or pulling a trailer where the GCWR - Gross Combined Weight Ratings of both the power unit and the trailer are 10,001-lbs or more, you will need a DOT number / US DOT number / USDOT number. If you cross state lines and your gross weight or combined gross weights are 26,001-lbs or more, in addition to a DOT number / US DOT number / USDOT number, you will need to register for an IRP / Apportioned license plate for the power unit (for the trailer, you can get an IRP / Apportioned license plate at the time you get a plate for the tractor, or you can get a trailer plate at your local license branch). Together with an IRP plate, DOT number / US DOT number / USDOT number, you will also need to register for IFTA fuel tax and the Unified Carrier Registration (UCR). If your gross weight exceeds 54,999-lbs, you will need an Employer Identification Number (EIN) and file the annual 2290 Federal Highway Use Tax. If your truck or truck and trailer or semi-tractor and trailer weigh 18,000-lbs or more and you will be crossing into New York state, you will need to pre-register for a NYHUT before going into the state. If your truck or truck and trailer or semi-tractor and trailer weigh 60,000-lbs or more and you will be crossing into Kentucky, you will need to pre-register for a Kentucky KYU number. If you cross into New Mexico or Oregon, you can either pay at the Port of Entry, or pre-register with these states for the Weight-Distance tax. If you pay at the New Mexico Port of Entry to cross New Mexico on I-40 with a loaded semi-tractor and trailer, you will be asked to pay $60 for the trip. If you pre-register with New Mexico, you will end up paying around $16.75 for the same trip when you file your quarterly Weight-Distance report in the month following the quarter. If you start hauling loads for pay, you will no longer be considered a Private Carrier, and, in addition to a DOT number / US DOT number / USDOT number, IRP plate and IFTA registration, you may need MC Authority (DOT Authority / ICC Authority / Trucking Authority) to haul loads across state lines.

Leasing on to a trucking company with a straight truck or a sem-tractor as an owner-operator - DOT number / US DOT number / USDOT number requirements:

  • Staying in-state without crossing state lines in a truck with a Gross Weight not exceeding 26,000-lbs, or a truck and trailer with Combined Gross Weights not exceeding 26,000-lbs - some states require you to have a DOT number / US DOT number / USDOT number, other states do not require you to have a DOT number / US DOT number / USDOT number.  
  • Crossing state lines with a truck 10,001-lbs or more, or with a truck and trailer or semi-tractor and trailer with Gross Combined Weights of 10,001-lbs or more, you are required to have a DOT number / US DOT number / USDOT number when you are leased to a trucking company and will be classified as a Registrant and not as a Carrier. You will be operating under the trucking company's Motor Carrier Authority. If the Gross Weight of your pickup truck, pickup truck and trailer or straight truck is 26,000-lbs or under, you will not need to register for an IRP / Apportioned license plate, nor will you need to register for IFTA fuel taxes (trucking companies typically have you registered in their name for fuel taxes) but you will still need to register for a DOT number / US DOT number / USDOT number. The license branch plate for your truck is good for all 48 states when your Gross Weight is 26,000-lbs or under (you will not be asked for your DOT number / US DOT number / USDOT number at the license branch), except when you have a pickup truck with a 5th wheel pulling a gooseneck trailer picking up a load in a state other than yours and delivering that load in that same state - then, in addition to a DOT number / US DOT number / USDOT number, you need an IRP / Apportioned license plate for the truck. When your Gross Weight or Combined Gross Weights of both the Truck and the trailer or semi-tractor and trailer exceed 26,000-lbs and you cross state lines, in addition to a DOT number / US DOT number / USDOT number, you will need an IRP / Apportioned license and have IFTA stickers on your truck. Some trucking companies will provide you with an IRP license plate and charge you back over several weeks for the cost of this plate, but you will still need to get your own DOT number / US DOT number / USDOT number. Other companies require you to get your own Apportioned / IRP license plate. Most trucking companies will issue IFTA stickers and an IFTA cab-card to you. Some will tell you to register with the state for your own IFTA account and do your own quarterly IFTA fuel tax reporting. With any of these situations, you will still need your own DOT number / US DOT number / USDOT number. If your truck or semi-tractor plate is 55,000-lbs or greater and you will be crossing state lines, you will need a DOT number / US DOT number / USDOT number, an IRP / Apportioned license plate, IFTA fuel tax credentials and file a 2290 Federal Highway Use Tax with the IRS. You will be operating under the trucking company's Motor Carrier MC number.

For-Hire Carrier Hauling Exempt Products such as grain, livestock or logs with a pickup truck and trailer, straight truck, straight truck and trailer, or semi-tractor and trailer - DOT number / US DOT number / USDOT number requirements :

  • Staying within the state and not crossing state lines in a truck with a Gross Weight not exceeding 26,000-lbs, or a truck and trailer with combined Gross Weights not exceeding 26,000-lbs - some states require you to have a DOT number / US DOT number / USDOT number and other states do not require you to have a DOT number / US DOT number / USDOT number. As you will be hauling exempt products / commodities within the state, you will not need state authority to haul these items.
  • Crossing State  Lines with a truck 10,001-lbs or more, or with a truck and trailer or semi-tractor and trailer with Combined Gross Weights of 10,001-lbs or more, you are required to have a DOT number / US DOT number / USDOT number. You will not be required to operate with Federal Motor Carrier Authority (MC Authority) but you will need a DOT number / US DOT number / USDOT number. If the Gross Weight of your pickup truck, pickup truck and trailer, or straight truck is 26,000-lbs or under, you will not need to register for an IRP / Apportioned license plate, nor will you need to register for IFTA fuel taxes, but you will still need to register for a DOT number / US DOT number / USDOT number. The license branch plate for your truck is good for all 48 states and you will not be asked for your DOT number / US DOT number / USDOT number. When you are commercial and pick up and deliver loads within another state, when the Gross Weight, or Gross Combined Weights are between 10,001-lbs and 26,000-lbs, in addition to a DOT number / US DOT number / USDOT number, you are required to plate these vehicles with IRP / Apportioned plates and register for fuel taxes. When the Gross Weight or Combined Gross Weights exceed 26,000-lbs and you cross state lines, you are then required to plate your power unit with an IRP / Apportioned license plate and register for IFTA fuel tax. In addition to a DOT number / US DOT number / USDOT number, there may be several other things you need to have, as mentioned above. When your Gross Weight or Combined Gross Weights are 10,001-lbs or more, in addition to a DOT number / US DOT number / USDOT number, you will need to register for UCR - Unified Carrier Registration. If your truck or tractor and semi weigh 55,000-lbs or more, you will also be required to file the 2290 Federal Highway Use Tax with the IRS. You will need an EIN number to file the 2290 tax. Call us to help you.

For-Hire Carrier Hauling Loads that require Authority with a van, van and trailer, pickup truck, pickup truck and trailer, straight truck or semi-tractor and trailer - DOT number / US DOT number / USDOT number requirements:

  • Staying within the state and not crossing state lines with a Gross Weight not exceeding 26,000-lbs, or a truck and trailer with Gross Combined Weights not exceeding 26,000-lbs -  some states required you to have a DOT number / US DOT number / USDOT number, other states do not required you to have a DOT number / US DOT number / USDOT number
  • Crossing State Lines with a truck 10,001-lbs or more, or with a truck and trailer or semi-tractor and trailer with Gross Combined Weights of 10,001-lbs or more, you are required to have a DOT number / US DOT number / USDOT number. If the Gross Weight of your van, van and trailer, pickup truck, pickup truck and trailer, or straight truck is 26,000-lbs or under, you will not need an IRP license plate for your vehicle nor will you need to register for IFTA fuel tax, but you will still need to register for a DOT number / US DOT number / USDOT number and UCR - Unified Carrier Registration. The license branch plate for your power unit and trailer is good for all 48 states when your Gross Weight is 26,000-lbs or under (you will not be asked for your DOT number / US DOT number / USDOT number at the license branch), except when you have a pickup truck with a 5th wheel pulling a gooseneck trailer picking up a load in a state other than yours and delivering that load in the same state - then, in addition to a DOT number / US DOT number / USDOT number, you need an IRP / Apportioned license plate for the truck. When the Gross Weight or Gross Combined Weights exceed 26,000-lbs and you cross state lines, in addition to a DOT number / US DOT number / USDOT number, you will need an IRP / Apportioned license plate and register for IFTA fuel tax and UCR. If your Gross Weight or Gross Combined Weights are 55,000-lbs or more, you will be involved with the IRS 2290 Federal Highway Use Tax. When your Gross Weight or Gross Combined Weights are 55,000-lbs and you have your Motor Carrier Authority / DOT Authority / ICC Authority / MC Authority, you will need a DOT number / US DOT number / USDOT number, an IRP / Apportioned license plate, register for IFTA fuel tax, register for UCR and have filed your 2290 Federal Highway Use Tax with the IRS. 
  • DOT number requirements for hauling non-hazardous loads from point to point within the state of Alabama with a truck with a Gross Vehicle Weight Rating, or a truck and trailer with Gross Combined Weight Ratings of 10,001-lbs to 26,000-lbs DOT number requirements for hauling non-hazardous loads from point to point within the state of Alabama with a truck with a Gross Weight Rating, or a truck and trailer with Gross Combined Weight Ratings above 26,000-lbs DOT number requirements for for Tri-Axle trucks and Quad-Axle trucks for hauling loads from point to point within the state of Alabama with a Gross Vehicle Weight Rating above 26,000-lbs A DOT number is not required A DOT number is required to operate within the state of Alabama A DOT number is required to operate within the state of Alabama  Alabama Authority + per vehicle filing is required by the state of Alabama Alabama Authority + per vehicle filing is required by the state of Alabama Alabama Authority + per vehicle filing is required by the state of Alabama
Below are the DOT number requirements for 48 states

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ALABAMA  DOT number requirements
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1.  A DOT number is a Federally issued number. A DOT number is not issued by the state of Alabama. When you are required to obtain a DOT number, the number is issued by the Federal Government in Washington, DC. The number is actually a USDOT number - a United States Department of Transportation number. It is also known as a US DOT number, but is commonly refered to as a 'DOT number'. So, when you are required to obtain a DOT number, you will be aquiring a USDOT number.
2.  When applying for a DOT number, 'Carrier' is the designation assigned to the applicant, whether a Person, Business or a Company that operates a vehicle or vehicles that either belong to them, or are being leased by them. A 'Registrant' is an 'Owner' of a truck that is leased to a trucking company and operates under that trucking company's name and DOT number and, usually, MC number. Registrants are paid by trucking companies to haul loads and Registrants are not issued DOT numbers. When operating a commercial vehicle, you are either a 'Registrant' or a 'Carrier'. When applying for a DOT number, whether you have a van, pickup truck, full size truck, box truck, flatbed truck or semi-tractor, you are assigned the term 'Carrier'. As far as the DOT is concerned, you are a 'Carrier', whether you are a 'Private Carrier' driving a pickup truck and servicing the oil rigs in Texas or North Dakota, or as an owner of an 80,000-lbs semi-tractor and trailer running willy-nilly all over the country as a 'For-Hire Carrier'.  You will be a 'Carrier'
3.  If you are hauling, transporting or working exclusively within the state of Alabama without crossing state lines, then the 'In State' categories shown in the tables below apply to your operation. Your DOT number will show that you are an Intrastate Carrier.
4.  If you are hauling or transporting loads or items across state lines ONLY and never hauling or transporting loads or items from one point in Alabama to another point in Alabama, then 'Crossing State Lines' applies to your opearation and your DOT number will show you are an Interstate Carrier.
5.  If you are hauling or transporting from one point in Alabama to another point in Alabama AND you are occasionally crossing state lines, or crossing state lines on a regular basis, then you need to look at both the 'In-State' requirements and the 'Crossing State Lines' requirements. If you are a 'For-Hire' Carrier, then you may end up getting a DOT (USDOT) number, State Authority to operate within Alabama, and Federal Authority to cross state lines with loads. If you cross state lines just once with your commercial vehicle, you are an 'Interstate Carrier'. This would not apply if you are purchasing a vehicle in one state, crossing state lines to bring the vehicle home to Alabama and then operate exclusively within Alabama. While you do this, you are not strictly operating 'In Commerce', you are merely transporting the vehicle back to Alabama, your state of operation.
6.  Service Contractors or Contractors hauling their own tools or equipment within the state of Alabama or across state lines are referred to as 'Private Carriers'.
7.  If you are a contractor who does concrete work, as an example, then you would be considered a 'Private Carrier' because you are getting paid to provide a service job. If you pick up a load of gravel, transport that gravel, dump it and get paid for transporting the gravel, then leave without doing anything further with that gravel, you would be considered a 'For Hire' Carrier. You would be considered a 'For-Hire Carrier' because someone hired you to transport the gravel and do nothing else with the gravel. You can be both a 'Private Carrier' and a 'For Hire Carrier', but if you do any 'For-Hire Carrier' work, then you must register as a 'For Hire Carrier' (if that's required by the state. Check the listings below to see if you are required to register as an In-State, For-Hire Carrier ).

ALABAMA  DOT number - types of operation - 1
In-State - For Hire
10,001-lbs - 26,000-lbs
 In State - For Hire
Above 26,000-lbs
 In State - For Hire
Tri-Axle & Quad-Axle
Hauling loads from point to point inside Alabama Hauling loads from point to point inside Alabama Construction work inside the state of Alabama 
DOT number requirements for hauling non-hazardous loads from point to point within the state of Alabama with a truck with a Gross Vehicle Weight Rating between 10,001-lbs and 26,000-lbs, or a truck and trailer with Gross Combined Weight Ratings of 10,001-lbs to 26,000-lbs DOT number requirements for hauling non-hazardous loads from point to point within the state of Alabama with a truck with a Gross Weight Rating above 26,000-lbs, or a truck and trailer with Gross Combined Weight Ratings above 26,000-lbs DOT number requirements for hauling non-hazardous loads from point to point within the state of Alabama with Tri-Axle trucks and Quad-Axle trucks with a Gross Vehicle Weight Rating above 26,000-lbs
DOT is not required A DOT number is required A DOT number is required
Alabama Authority is required Alabama Authority is required Alabama Authority is required
Alabama requires proof of $100,000/$300,000 in Personal Injury, and $50,000 Property Damage liability insurance Alabama requires proof of $100,000/$300,000 in Personal Injury, and $50,000 Property Damage liability insurance Alabama requires proof of $100,000/$300,000 in Personal Injury, and $50,000 Property Damage liability insurance
If the truck owner leaves Alabama and crosses state lines even just once with a commercial vehicle in this weight category, or with a truck and trailer combination in this weight category, the owner must have a DOT number indicating the carrier is an interstate carrier and pay UCR fees, otherwise face a $400 fine for non UCR compliance  If the truck owner leaves Alabama and crosses state lines even just once with a commercial vehicle in this weight category, or with a truck and trailer combination in this weight category, the owner must have a DOT number indicating the carrier is an interstate carrier and pay UCR fees, otherwise face a $400 fine for non UCR compliance. Also, if the truck leaves the state, the owner has the option of signing up for an IRP/FRP license plate and IFTA fuel tax stickers, or, if just crossing on occasion into another state, obtaining a temporary permit to go into other states while still operating with the base license plate on the truck. Also, if the owner crosses state lines transporting goods that require Federal Authority, call us to obtain that authority which would include a DOT number If the truck owner leaves Alabama and crosses state lines even just once with a commercial vehicle in this weight category, or with a truck and trailer combination in this weight category, the owner must have a DOT number indicating the carrier is an interstate carrier and pay UCR fees, otherwise face a $400 fine for non UCR compliance. Also, if the truck leaves the state, the owner has the option of signing up for an IRP/FRP license plate and IFTA fuel tax stickers, or, if just crossing on occasion into another state, obtaining a temporary permit to go into other states while still operating with the base license plate on the truck. Also, if the owner crosses state lines transporting goods that require Federal Authority, call us to obtain that authority which would include a DOT number

ALABAMA  DOT number - types of operation - 2
In State - Livestock
10,001-lbs - 26,000-lbs
In State - Livestock
Above 26,000-lbs
Hauling livestock from point to point inside Alabama with a loaded weight between 10,001-lbs and 26,000-lbs Hauling livestock from point to point inside Alabama with a loaded weight above 26,000-lbs
DOT number requirements for hauling livestock from point to point within the state of Alabama with a truck with a Gross Vehicle Weight Rating between 10,001-lbs and 26,000-lbs, or a truck and trailer with Gross Combined Weight Ratings between 10,001-lbs - 26,000-lbs DOT number requirements for hauling livestock from point to point within the state of Alabama with a truck with a Gross Vehicle Weight Rating above 26,000-lbs, or a truck and trailer with Gross Combined Weight Ratings above 26,000-lbs 
A DOT number is not required A DOT number is required to operate inside the state of Alabama
A Livestock Haulers Permit is required when transporting livestock for resale, market, or slaughter on any public road or highway in the state of Alabama A Livestock Haulers Permit is required when transporting livestock for resale, market, or slaughter on any public road or highway in the state of Alabama 
If the truck owner leaves Alabama and crosses state lines even just once with a commercial vehicle in this weight category, or with a truck and trailer combination in this weight category, the owner must have a DOT number indicating the carrier is an interstate carrier and pay UCR fees, otherwise face a $400 fine for non UCR compliance  If the truck owner leaves Alabama and crosses state lines even just once with a commercial vehicle in this weight category, or with a truck and trailer combination in this weight category, the owner must have a DOT number indicating the carrier is an interstate carrier and pay UCR fees, otherwise face a $400 fine for non UCR compliance. Also, if the truck leaves the state, the owner has the option of signing up for an IRP/FRP license plate and IFTA fuel tax stickers, or, if just crossing on occasion into another state, obtaining a temporary permit to go into other states while still operating with the base license plate on the truck. Federal operating authority will not be required as the owner will be transporting exempt commodities, but the DOT number will still need to indicate interstate exempt and UCR fees will need to be filed and paid.

ALABAMA  DOT number - types of operation - 3
In State - For Hire
Exempt loads
10,001-lbs - 26,000-lbs
In State - For Hire
Exempt loads
Above 26,000-lbs
Crossing State Lines
For Hire
10,001-lbs - 26,000-lbs
Hauling Exempt Loads For Hire from point to point inside Alabama at weights between 10,001-lbs and 26,000-lbs  Hauling exempt loads For Hire from point to point inside Alabama at weights above 26,000-lbs For Hire using a flatbed truck or box truck crossing state lines with Max. weight of 26,000-lbs
DOT number requirements for hauling non-livestock exempt loads from point to point within the state of Alabama with a truck with a Gross Vehicle Weight Rating between 10,001-lbs and 26,000-lbs, or a truck and trailer with Gross Combined Weight Ratings between 10,001-lbs and 26,000-lbs  DOT number requirements for hauling non-livestock exempt loads from point to point within the state of Alabama with a truck with a Gross Vehicle Weight Rating above 26,000-lbs, or a truck and trailer with Gross Combined Weight Ratings above 26,000-lbs DOT number requirements for hauling loads across state lines with a truck with a Gross Vehicle Weight Rating between 10,001-lbs and 26,000-lbs, or a truck and trailer with Gross Combined Weight Ratings between 10,001-lbs and 26,000-lbs
An Alabama DOT number is not required Alabama DOT number is required to operate inside the state of Alabama A USDOT number / US DOT number / US DOT number is required to cross state lines
If the truck owner crosses state lines even just once with a commercial vehicle in this weight category, or with a truck and trailer combination in this weight category, the owner must get a DOT number and pay UCR fees otherwise face a $400 fine for non UCR compliance  If the truck owner crosses state lines even just once with a commercial vehicle in this weight category, or with a truck and trailer combination in this weight category, the owner must get a DOT number and pay UCR fees otherwise face a $400 fine for non UCR compliance  MC Authority is required to transport products / items / loads across state lines. UCR registration is required. New Entrant Safety Audit is required
If the truck owner leaves Alabama and crosses state lines even just once with a commercial vehicle in this weight category, or with a truck and trailer combination in this weight category, the owner must have a DOT number indicating the carrier is an interstate carrier and pay UCR fees, otherwise face a $400 fine for non UCR compliance  If the truck owner leaves Alabama and crosses state lines even just once with a commercial vehicle in this weight category, or with a truck and trailer combination in this weight category, the owner must have a DOT number indicating the carrier is an interstate carrier and pay UCR fees, otherwise face a $400 fine for non UCR compliance. Also, if the truck leaves the state, the owner has the option of signing up for an IRP/FRP license plate and IFTA fuel tax stickers, or, if just crossing on occasion into another state, obtaining a temporary permit to go into other states while still operating with the base license plate on the truck. Federal operating authority will not be required as the owner will be transporting exempt commodities, but the DOT number will still need to indicate interstate exempt and UCR fees will need to be filed and paid. Minimum requirement for Personal Injury / Property Damage liability insurance is $750,000
UCR registration is required. Applicant is required to go through a New Entrant Safety Audit

ALABAMA  DOT number - types of operation - 4
Crossing State Lines
For Hire - Exempt Loads
10,001-lbs - 26,000-lbs
Crossing State Lines
For Hire - Exempt Loads
Above 26,000-lbs
Crossing State Lines
For Hire
Above 26,000-lbs
For Hire transporting  exempt loads across state lines at a gross weight between 10,001-lbs - 26,000-lbs For Hire transporting exempt loads across state lines at a gross weight above 26,000-lbs For Hire transporting non-exempt loads across state lines at a gross weight above 26,000-lbs
DOT number requirements for crossing state lines hauling exempt loads with a truck with a Gross Vehicle Weight Rating between 10,001-lbs and 26,000-lbs, or with a truck and trailer with Gross Combined Weight Ratings between 10,001-lbs and 26,000-lbs DOT number requirements for crossing state lines hauling exempt loads with a truck with a Gross Vehicle Weight Rating above 26,000-lbs, or a truck and trailer with Gross Combines Weight Ratings above 26,000-lbs DOT number requirements for crossing state lines hauling non-exempt loads with a truck with a Gross Vehicle Weight Rating above 26,000-lbs, or with a truck and trailer with Gross Combined Weight Ratings above 26,000-lbs
A DOT number / USDOT number / US DOT number is required to cross state lines A DOT number / USDOT number / US DOT number is required to cross state lines A DOT number / USDOT number / US DOT number is required to cross state lines
MC Authority is not required. UCR registration is required. Applicant is required to go through a New Entrant Safety Audit.  MC Authority is not required. UCR registration is required. Applicant is required to go through a New Entrant Safety Audit MC Authority is required to transport products / items / loads across state lines. UCR registration is required. Applicant is required to go through a New Entrant Safety Audit

ALABAMA  DOT number - types of operation - 5
In State
For Hire Operator
10,000-lbs and under
In State
Private Operator
10,000-lbs and under
In State
Private Operator
10,001-lbs - 26,000-lbs
For Hire Operators with vans or trucks transporting products from point to point inside the state of Alabama at 10,000-lbs or under Private Operators with vans or trucks transporting products from point to point inside the state of Alabama at 10,000-lbs or under Private Operators with trucks or trucks and trailers hauling loads from point to point within the state of Alabama between 10,001-lbs and 26,000-lbs
DOT number requirements for transporting non-hazardous items from point to point within the state of Alabama with a van or truck with a Gross Vehicle Weight Rating at 10,000-lbs or under, or with a power unit pulling a trailer with Gross Combined Weight Ratings at 10,000-lbs or under  DOT number requirements for transporting non-hazardous items from point to point within the state of Alabama with a van or truck with a Gross Vehicle Weight Rating at 10,000-lbs or under, or with a power unit pulling a trailer with Gross Combined Weight Ratings at 10,000-lbs or under DOT number requirements for hauling non-hazardous loads from point to point within the state of Alabama with a truck with a Grosss Vehicle Weight Rating between 10,001-lbs and 26,000-lbs, or a truck and trailer with Gross Combined Weight Ratings between 10,001-lbs and 26,000-lbs 
A DOT number is not required  A DOT number is not required A DOT number is not required
Alabama Authority + per vehicle filing is required by the state of Alabama If the truck owner leaves Alabama and crosses state lines even just once with a commercial vehicle in this weight category, or with a truck and trailer combination in this weight category, the owner must have a DOT number indicating the carrier is an interstate carrier and pay UCR fees, otherwise face a $400 fine for non UCR compliance

ALABAMA  DOT number - types of operation - 6
In State
Private Operator
Above 26,000-lbs
Crossing state Lines
Private Operator
10,000-lbs and under
Crossing State Lines
Private Operator
10,001-lbs - 26,000-lbs
Private Operators working inside Alabama with a truck with a gross weight, or a truck and trailer with gross weights above 26,000-lbs Private Operators crossing state lines with a van or truck with a gross weight at 10,000-lbs or under Private Operators crossing state lines with a truck witha gross weight, or a truck and trailer with gross weights between 10,001lbs and 26,000-lbs
DOT number requirements for hauling non-hazardous loads from point to point within the state of Alabama with a truck with a Gross Weight Rating above 26,000-lbs, or a truck and trailer with Gross Combined Weight Ratings above 26,000-lbs DOT number requirements for transporting items across state lines with a van or a truck with a Gross Vehicle Weight Rating at 10,000-lbs and under, or with a power unit pulling a trailer with Gross Combined Weight Ratings at 10,000-lbs or under DOT number requirements for hauling loads across state lines with a truck with a Gross Vehicle Weight Rating between 10,001-lbs and 26,000-lbs, or a truck and trailer with Gross Combined Weight Ratings between 10,001-lbs and 26,000-lbs 
A DOT number / USDOT number / US DOT number is required A DOT number / USDOT number / US DOT number is not required A DOT number/ USDOT number / US DOT number is required.
If the truck owner leaves Alabama and crosses state lines even just once with a commercial vehicle in this weight category, or with a truck and trailer combination in this weight category, the owner must have a DOT number indicating the carrier is an interstate carrier and pay UCR fees, otherwise face a $400 fine for non UCR compliance. Also, if the truck leaves the state, the owner has the option of signing up for an IRP/FRP license plate and IFTA fuel tax stickers, or, if just crossing on occasion into another state, obtaining a temporary permit to go into other states while still operating with the base license plate on the truck. Even with just one trip into another state, the DOT number will still be required showing the carrier is interstate and operating as a private carrier. UCR registration is required. New Entrant Safety Audit is required

ALABAMA  DOT number - types of operation - 7
Crossing State Lines
Private Operators
Above 26,000-lbs
-  Farmers  -
In State Only
Above 26,000-lbs
-  Farmers  -
Crossing State Lines
Above 26,000-lbs
Private Operators crossing state lines with vehicles at a gross weight above 26,000-lbs Farm-plated trucks hauling loads inside the state of Alabama without crossing state lines Farm-plated trucks hauling loads inside the state of Alabama AND crossing state lines with loads
DOT number requirements for crossing state lines hauling non-exempt loads with a truck with a Gross Vehicle Weight Rating above 26,000-lbs, or with a truck and trailer with Gross Combined Weight Ratings above 26,000-lbs DOT number requirements for farmers hauling their own loads or items that belong to the farm and the farmer is not getting paid to haul or transport these loads or items within the state of Alabama DOT number requirements for farmers crossing state lines hauling their own farm-based loads and not getting paid to haul items or loads across state lines using a truck with a Gross Vehicle Weight Rating above 26,000-lbs, or with a truck and trailer with Gross Combined Weight Ratings above 26,000-lbs
A DOT number / USDOT number / US DOT number is required Currently, A DOT number is not required A DOT number is required to cross state lines 
UCR registration is required, Applicant is required to go through a New Entrant Safety Audit If the truck owner leaves Alabama and crosses state lines even just once with a commercial vehicle in this weight category, or with a truck and trailer combination in this weight category, the owner must have a DOT number indicating the carrier is an interstate carrier and pay UCR fees, otherwise face a $400 fine for non UCR compliance IFTA fuel tax registration is required. UCR registration is required. Applicant is required to go through a New Entrant Safety Audit

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ARIZONA  DOT number requirements
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1.  A DOT number is a Federally issued number. A DOT number is not issued by the state of Arizona. When you are required to obtain a DOT number, the number is issued by the Federal Government in Washington, DC. The number is actually a USDOT number - a United States Department of Transportation number. It is also known as a US DOT number, but is commonly refered to as a 'DOT number'. So, when you are required to obtain a DOT number, you will be aquiring a USDOT number.
2.  When applying for a DOT number, 'Carrier' is the designation assigned to the applicant, whether a Person, Business or a Company that operates a vehicle or vehicles that either belong to them, or are being leased by them. A 'Registrant' is an 'Owner' of a truck that is leased to a trucking company and operates under that trucking company's name and DOT number and, usually, MC number. Registrants are paid by trucking companies to haul loads and Registrants are not issued DOT numbers. When operating a commercial vehicle, you are either a 'Registrant' or a 'Carrier'. When applying for a DOT number, whether you have a van, pickup truck, full size truck, box truck, flatbed truck or semi-tractor, you are assigned the term 'Carrier'. As far as the DOT is concerned, you are a 'Carrier', whether you are a 'Private Carrier' driving a pickup truck and servicing the oil rigs in Texas or North Dakota, or as an owner of an 80,000-lbs semi-tractor and trailer running willy-nilly all over the country as a 'For-Hire Carrier'.  You will be a 'Carrier'
3.  If you are hauling, transporting or working exclusively within the state of Arizona without crossing state lines, then the 'In State' categories shown in the tables below apply to your operation. Your DOT number will show that you are an Intrastate Carrier.
4.  If you are hauling or transporting loads or items across state lines ONLY and never hauling or transporting loads or items from one point in Arizona to another point in Arizona, then 'Crossing State Lines' applies to your opearation and your DOT number will show you are an Interstate Carrier.
5.  If you are hauling or transporting from one point in Arizona to another point in Arizona AND you are occasionally crossing state lines, or crossing state lines on a regular basis, then you need to look at both the 'In-State' requirements and the 'Crossing State Lines' requirements. If you are a 'For-Hire' Carrier, then you may end up getting a DOT (USDOT) number, State Authority to operate within Arizona, and   Federal Authority to cross state lines with loads. If you cross state lines just once with your commercial vehicle, you are an 'Interstate Carrier'. This would not apply if you are purchasing a vehicle in one state, crossing state lines to bring the vehicle home and then operate exclusively within your home state of Arizona. While you do this, you are not strictly operating 'In Commerce', you are merely transporting the vehicle back to your state of operation in Arizona.
6.  Service Contractors or Contractors hauling their own tools or equipment within the state of Arizona or across state lines are referred to as 'Private Carriers'.
7.  If you are a contractor who does concrete work, as an example, then you would be considered a 'Private Carrier' because you are getting paid to provide a service job. If you pick up a load of gravel, transport that gravel, dump it and get paid for transporting the gravel, then leave without doing anything further with that gravel, you would be considered a 'For Hire' Carrier. You would be considered a 'For-Hire Carrier' because someone hired you to transport the gravel and do nothing else with the gravel. You can be both a 'Private Carrier' and a 'For Hire Carrier', but if you do any 'For-Hire Carrier' work, then you must register as a 'For Hire Carrier' (if that's required by the state. Check the listings below to see if you are required to register as an In-State, For-Hire Carrier ).

ARIZONA  DOT number - types of operation - 1
In-State - For Hire
10,001-lbs - 26,000-lbs
In State - For Hire
Above 26,000-lbs
In State - For Hire
Tri-Axle or Quad-Axle
Hauling loads from point to point inside Arizona Hauling loads from point to point inside Arizona Construction work inside the state of Arizona
DOT number requirements for hauling non-hazardous loads from point to point within the state of Arizona with a truck with a Gross Vehicle Weight Rating between 10,001-lbs and 26,000-lbs, or a truck and trailer with Gross Combined Weight Ratings of 10,001-lbs to 26,000-lbs DOT number requirements for hauling non-hazardous loads from point to point within the state of Arizona with a truck with a Gross Weight Rating above 26,000-lbs, or a truck and trailer with Gross Combined Weight Ratings above 26,000-lbs DOT number requirements for hauling non-hazardous loads from point to point within the state of arizona with Tri-Axle trucks and Quad-Axle trucks with a Gross Vehicle Weight Rating above 26,000-lbs
For trucks with a Gross Vehicle weight Rating, or a truck and trailer with Gross Combined Weight Ratings at 18,000-lbs or under, a DOT number is not required.
For a truck, or a truck and trailer with Gross Vehicle Weight Ratings, or Gross Combined Weight Ratings at 18,001-lbs or higher, a DOT number is required
A DOT number is required A DOT number is required
Arizona does not require In-State operating Authority. Arizona does not require In-State Operating Authority. Arizona does not require In-State Operating Authority
Arizona requires proof of $300,000 in liability insurance to be filed with the state on vehicles with a Gross Vehicle Weight Rating of 20,001-lbs and above, or Gross Combined Weight Ratings of 20,001-lbs and above  Arizona requires proof of liability insurance for the amount of $750,000 to be filed with the state on vehicles with a Gross Weight Rating above 26,000-lbs, or Gross Combined Weight Ratings at 26,000-lbs or higher Arizona requires proof of liability insurance for the amount of $750,000 to be filed with the state on vehicles with a Gross Weight Rating above 26,000-lbs, or Gross Combined Weight Ratings at 26,001-lbs or higher
If the truck owner leaves Arizona and crosses state lines even just once with a commercial vehicle in this weight category, or with a truck and trailer combination in this weight category, the owner must have a DOT number indicating the carrier is an interstate carrier and pay UCR fees, otherwise face a $400 fine for non UCR compliance  If the truck owner leaves Arizona and crosses state lines even just once with a commercial vehicle in this weight category, or with a truck and trailer combination in this weight category, the owner must have a DOT number indicating the carrier is an interstate carrier and pay UCR fees, otherwise face a $400 fine for non UCR compliance. Also, if the truck leaves the state, the owner has the option of signing up for an IRP/FRP license plate and IFTA fuel tax stickers, or, if just crossing on occasion into another state, obtaining a temporary permit to go into other states while still operating with the base license plate on the truck. Also, if the owner crosses state lines transporting goods that require Federal Authority, call us to obtain that authority which would include a DOT number If the truck owner leaves Arizona and crosses state lines even just once with a commercial vehicle in this weight category, or with a truck and trailer combination in this weight category, the owner must have a DOT number indicating the carrier is an interstate carrier and pay UCR fees, otherwise face a $400 fine for non UCR compliance. Also, if the truck leaves the state, the owner has the option of signing up for an IRP/FRP license plate and IFTA fuel tax stickers, or, if just crossing on occasion into another state, obtaining a temporary permit to go into other states while still operating with the base license plate on the truck. Also, if the owner crosses state lines transporting goods that require Federal Authority, call us to obtain that authority which would include a DOT number. 

ARIZONA  DOT number  - types of operation - 2
In State - For Hire
Exempt loads
10,001-lbs - 26,000-lbs
In State - For Hire
Exempt loads
Above 26,000-lbs
Crossing State Lines
For Hire
10,001-lbs - 26,000-lbs
Hauling Exempt Loads For Hire from point to point inside Arizona at weights between 10,001-lbs and 26,000-lbs  Hauling exempt loads For Hire from point to point inside Arizona at weights above 26,000-lbs For Hire using a flatbed truck or box truck crossing state lines with Max. weight of 26,000-lbs
DOT number requirements for hauling exempt loads from point to point within the state of Arizona with a truck with a Gross Vehicle Weight Rating between 10,001-lbs and 26,000-lbs, or a truck and trailer with Gross Combined Weight Ratings between 10,001-lbs and 26,000-lbs  DOT number requirements for hauling exempt loads from point to point within the state of Arizona with a truck with a Gross Vehicle Weight Rating above 26,000-lbs, or a truck and trailer with Gross Combined Weight Ratings above 26,000-lbs DOT number requirements for hauling loads across state lines with a truck with a Gross Vehicle Weight Rating between 10,001-lbs and 26,000-lbs, or a truck and trailer with Gross Combined Weight Ratings between 10,001-lbs and 26,000-lbs
A DOT number is required where the Gross Vehicle Weight Rating, or Gross Combined Weight Ratings are 18,001-lbs or greater A DOT number is required A DOT number is required
Arizona does not require filing for Authority. But proof of Personal Injury/Property Damage Liability Insurance of $300,000 must be filed on vehicles with a GVWR or GCWR of 20,001-lbs - 26,000lbs  Arizona does not require filing for Authority. But proof of Personal Injury/Property Damage Liability Insurance of $750,000 must be filed on vehicles with a GVWR or GCWR of 26,001-lbs or above MC Authority is required
If the truck owner leaves Arizona and crosses state lines even just once with a commercial vehicle in this weight category, or with a truck and trailer combination in this weight category, the owner must have a DOT number indicating the carrier is an interstate carrier and pay UCR fees, otherwise face a $400 fine for non UCR compliance  If the truck owner leaves Arizona and crosses state lines even just once with a commercial vehicle in this weight category, or with a truck and trailer combination in this weight category, the owner must have a DOT number indicating the carrier is an interstate carrier and pay UCR fees, otherwise face a $400 fine for non UCR compliance. Also, if the truck leaves the state, the owner has the option of signing up for an IRP/FRP license plate and IFTA fuel tax stickers, or, if just crossing on occasion into another state, obtaining a temporary permit to go into other states while still operating with the base license plate on the truck. Federal operating authority will not be required as the owner will be transporting exempt commodities, but the DOT number will still need to indicate interstate exempt and UCR fees will need to be filed and paid.  Minimum requirement of $750,000 for Personal Injury / Property Damage liability insurance
UCR registration is required. Applicant is required to go through a New Entrant Safety Audit

ARIZONA  DOT number - types of operation - 3
Crossing State Lines
For Hire - Exempt Loads
10,001-lbs - 26,000-lbs
Crossing State Lines
For Hire - Exempt Loads
Above 26,000-lbs
Crossing State Lines
For Hire
Above 26,000-lbs
For Hire transporting  exempt loads across state lines at a gross weight between 10,001-lbs - 26,000-lbs For Hire transporting exempt loads across state lines at a gross weight above 26,000-lbs For Hire transporting non-exempt loads across state lines at a gross weight above 26,000-lbs
DOT number requirements for crossing state lines hauling exempt loads with a truck with a Gross Vehicle Weight Rating between 10,001-lbs and 26,000-lbs, or with a truck and trailer with Gross Combined Weight Ratings between 10,001-lbs and 26,000-lbs DOT number requirements for crossing state lines hauling exempt loads with a truck with a Gross Vehicle Weight Rating above 26,000-lbs, or a truck and trailer with Gross Combines Weight Ratings above 26,000-lbs DOT number requirements for crossing state lines hauling non-exempt loads with a truck with a Gross Vehicle Weight Rating above 26,000-lbs, or with a truck and trailer with Gross Combined Weight Ratings above 26,000-lbs
A DOT number / USDOT number / US DOT number is required to cross state lines A DOT number / USDOT number / US DOT number is required to cross state lines A DOT number / USDOT number / US DOT number is required to cross state lines
MC Authority is not required. UCR registration is required. Applicant is required to go through a New Entrant Safety Audit.  MC Authority is not required. UCR registration is required. Applicant is required to go through a New Entrant Safety Audit MC Authority is required to transport products / items / loads across state lines. UCR registration is required. Applicant is required to go through a New Entrant Safety Audit

ARIZONA  DOT number - types of operation - 4
In State
For Hire Operator
10,000-lbs and under
In State 
Private Operator
10,000-lbs and under
In State
Private Operator
10,001-lbs - 26,000-lbs
For Hire Operators with vans or trucks transporting products from point to point inside the state of Arizona at 10,000-lbs or under Private Operators with vans or trucks transporting products from point to point inside the state of Arizona at 10,000-lbs or under Private Operators with trucks or trucks and trailers hauling loads from point to point within the state of Arizona between 10,001-lbs and 26,000-lbs
DOT number requirements for transporting non-hazardous items from point to point within the state of Arizona with a van or truck with a Gross Vehicle Weight Rating at 10,000-lbs or under, or with a power unit pulling a trailer with Gross Combined Weight Ratings at 10,000-lbs or under  DOT number requirements for transporting non-hazardous items from point to point within the state of Arizona with a van or truck with a Gross Vehicle Weight Rating at 10,000-lbs or under, or with a power unit pulling a trailer with Gross Combined Weight Ratings at 10,000-lbs or under DOT number requirements for hauling non-hazardous loads from point to point within the state of Arizona with a truck with a Grosss Vehicle Weight Rating between 10,001-lbs and 26,000-lbs, or a truck and trailer with Gross Combined Weight Ratings between 10,001-lbs and 26,000-lbs 
A DOT number is not required A DOT number is not required A DOT number is required on commercial vehicles with a Gross Vehicle Weight Rating at 18,001-lbs and higher, or a truck and trailer with Gross Combined Weight Ratings of 18,001-lbs and higher
Arizona does not require filing for Authority. But proof of Personal Injury/Property Damage Liability Insurance of $300,000 must be filed on vehicles with a GVWR or GCWR of 20,001-lbs - 26,000lbs 
If the truck owner leaves Arizona and crosses state lines even just once with a commercial vehicle in this weight category, or with a truck and trailer combination in this weight category, the owner must have a DOT number indicating the carrier is an interstate carrier and pay UCR fees, otherwise face a $400 fine for non UCR compliance

ARIZONA  DOT number - types of operation - 5
In State
Private Operator
Above 26,000-lbs
Crossing state Lines
Private Operator
10,000-lbs and under
Crossing State Lines
Private Operator
10,001-lbs - 26,000-lbs
Private Operators working inside Arizona with a truck with a gross weight, or a truck and trailer with gross weights above 26,000-lbs Private Operators crossing state lines with a van or truck with a gross weight at 10,000-lbs or under Private Operators crossing state lines with a truck witha gross weight, or a truck and trailer with gross weights between 10,001lbs and 26,000-lbs
DOT number requirements for hauling non-hazardous loads from point to point within the state of Arizona with a truck with a Gross Weight Rating above 26,000-lbs, or a truck and trailer with Gross Combined Weight Ratings above 26,000-lbs DOT number requirements for transporting items across state lines with a van or a truck with a Gross Vehicle Weight Rating at 10,000-lbs and under, or with a power unit pulling a trailer with Gross combined Weight Ratings at 10,000-lbs or under DOT number requirements for hauling loads across state lines with a truck with a Gross Vehicle Weight Rating between 10,001-lbs and 26,000-lbs, or a truck and trailer with Gross Combined Weight Ratings between 10,001-lbs and 26,000-lbs 
A DOT number / USDOT number / US DOT number is required A DOT number / USDOT number / US DOT number is not required A DOT number/ USDOT number / US DOT number is required.
If the truck owner leaves Arizona and crosses state lines even just once with a commercial vehicle in this weight category, or with a truck and trailer combination in this weight category, the owner must have a DOT number indicating the carrier is an interstate carrier and pay UCR fees, otherwise face a $400 fine for non UCR compliance. Also, if the truck leaves the state, the owner has the option of signing up for an IRP/FRP license plate and IFTA fuel tax stickers, or, if just crossing on occasion into another state, obtaining a temporary permit to go into other states while still operating with the base license plate on the truck. Even with just one trip into another state, the DOT number will still be required showing the carrier is interstate and operating as a private carrier. UCR registration is required. Applicant is required to go through a New Entrant Safety Audit

ARIZONA  DOT number - types of operation - 6
Crossing State Lines
Private Operators
Above 26,000-lbs
-  Farmers  -
In State Only
Above 26,000-lbs
-  Farmers  -
Crossing State Lines
Above 26,000-lbs
Private Operators crossing state lines with vehicles at a gross weight above 26,000-lbs Farm-plated trucks hauling loads inside the state without crossing state lines Farm-plated trucks hauling loads inside the state AND crossing state lines with loads
DOT number requirements for crossing state lines hauling non-exempt loads with a truck with a Gross Vehicle Weight Rating above 26,000-lbs, or with a truck and trailer with Gross Combined Weight Ratings above 26,000-lbs DOT number requirements for farmers hauling their own loads or items that belong to the farm and the farmer is not getting paid to haul or transport these loads or items within the state of Arizona DOT number requirements for farmers crossing state lines hauling their own farm-based loads and not getting paid to haul items or loads across state lines using a truck with a Gross Vehicle Weight Rating above 26000-lbs, or with a truck and trailer with Gross Combined Weight Ratings above 26,000-lbs
A DOT number / USDOT number / US DOT number is required Currently, A DOT number is not required A DOT number is required to cross state lines 
UCR registration is required, Applicant is required to go through a New Entrant Safety Audit If the truck owner leaves Arizona and crosses state lines even just once with a commercial vehicle in this weight category, or with a truck and trailer combination in this weight category, the owner must have a DOT number indicating the carrier is an interstate carrier and pay UCR fees, otherwise face a $400 fine for non UCR compliance IFTA fuel tax registration is required. UCR registration is required. Applicant is required to go through a New Entrant Safety Audit

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ARKASAS  DOT number requirements
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1.  A DOT number is a Federally issued number. A DOT number is not issued by the state of Arkansas. When you are required to obtain a DOT number, the number is issued by the Federal Government in Washington, DC. The number is actually a USDOT number - a United States Department of Transportation number. It is also known as a US DOT number, but is commonly refered to as a 'DOT number'. So, when you are required to obtain a DOT number, you will be aquiring a USDOT number.
2.  When applying for a DOT number, 'Carrier' is the designation assigned to the applicant, whether a Person, Business or a Company that operates a vehicle or vehicles that either belong to them, or are being leased by them. A 'Registrant' is an 'Owner' of a truck that is leased to a trucking company and operates under that trucking company's name and DOT number and, usually, MC number. Registrants are paid by trucking companies to haul loads and Registrants are not issued DOT numbers. When operating a commercial vehicle, you are either a 'Registrant' or a 'Carrier'. When applying for a DOT number, whether you have a van, pickup truck, full size truck, box truck, flatbed truck or semi-tractor, you are assigned the term 'Carrier'. As far as the DOT is concerned, you are a 'Carrier', whether you are a 'Private Carrier' driving a pickup truck and servicing the oil rigs in Texas or North Dakota, or as an owner of an 80,000-lbs semi-tractor and trailer running willy-nilly all over the country as a 'For-Hire Carrier'.  You will be a 'Carrier'
3.  If you are hauling, transporting or working exclusively within the state of Arkansas without crossing state lines, then the 'In State' categories shown in the tables below apply to your operation. Your DOT number will show that you are an Intrastate Carrier.
4.  If you are hauling or transporting loads or items across state lines ONLY and never hauling or transporting loads or items from one point in Arkansas to another point in Arkansas, then 'Crossing State Lines' applies to your operation and your DOT number will show you are an Interstate Carrier.
5.  If you are hauling or transporting from one point in Arkansas to another point in Arkansas AND you are occasionally crossing state lines, or crossing state lines on a regular basis, then you need to look at both the 'In-State' requirements and the 'Crossing State Lines' requirements. If you are a 'For-Hire' Carrier, then you may end up getting a DOT (USDOT) number, State Authority to operate within Arkansas, and  Federal Authority to cross state lines with loads. If you cross state lines just once with your commercial vehicle, you are an 'Interstate Carrier'. This would not apply if you are purchasing a vehicle in one state, crossing state lines to bring the vehicle home and then operate exclusively within your home state of Arkansas. While you do this, you are not strictly operating 'In Commerce', you are merely transporting the vehicle back to your state of operation in Arkansas.
6.  Service Contractors or Contractors hauling their own tools or equipment within the state of Arkansas or across state lines are referred to as 'Private Carriers'.
7.  If you are a contractor who does concrete work, as an example, then you would be considered a 'Private Carrier' because you are getting paid to provide a service job. If you pick up a load of gravel, transport that gravel, dump it and get paid for transporting the gravel, then leave without doing anything further with that gravel, you would be considered a 'For Hire' Carrier. You would be considered a 'For-Hire Carrier' because someone hired you to transport the gravel and do nothing else with the gravel. You can be both a 'Private Carrier' and a 'For Hire Carrier', but if you do any 'For-Hire Carrier' work, then you must register as a 'For Hire Carrier' (if that's required by the state. Check the listings below to see if you are required to register as an In-State, For-Hire Carrier ).

ARKANSAS  DOT number - types of operation - 1
In-State - For Hire
10,001-lbs - 26,000-lbs
In State - For Hire
Above 26,000-lbs
In State - For Hire
Tri-Axle & Quad-Axle
Hauling loads from point to point inside Arkansas Hauling loads from point to point inside Arkansas Construction work inside the state of Arkansas
DOT number requirements for hauling non-hazardous loads from point to point within the state of Arkansas with with a truck with a Gross Vehicle Weight Rating between 10,001-lbs and 26,000-lbs, or a truck and trailer with Gross Combined Weight Ratings of 10,001-lbs to 26,000-lbs DOT number requirements for hauling non-hazardous loads from point to point within the state of Arkansas with a truck with a Gross Weight Rating above 26,000-lbs, or a truck and trailer with Gross Combined Weight Ratings above 26,000-lbs DOT number requirements for hauling non-hazardous loads from point to point within the state of Arkansas with Tri-Axle trucks and Quad-Axle trucks with a Gross Vehicle Weight Rating above 26,000-lbs
DOT number is not currently required, but the name of the Carrier together with the certificate or permit number must be displayed on both sides of the power unit with lettering at least 2" high DOT number is not currently required, but the name of the Carrier together with the certificate or permit number must be displayed on both sides of the power unit with lettering at least 2" high DOT number is not currently required, but the name of the Carrier together with the certicicate of permit number must be displayed on both sides of the power unit with lettering at least 2" high
Arkansas Authority is required. Proof of $50,000/$100,000 Personal Liability insurance and $30,000 Property Damage insurance is required Arkansas Authority is required. Proof of $50,000/$100,000 Personal Liability insurance and $30,000 Property Damage insurance is required Arkansas Authority is required. Proof of $50,000/$100,000 Personal Liability insurance and $30,000 Property Damage insurance is required
Full financial statement and copy of latest DOT rating required, or notarized statement indicating the company's intention to comply Full financial statement and copy of latest DOT rating required, or notarized statement indicating the company's intention to comply Full financial statement and copy of latest DOT rating required, or notarized statement indicating the company's intention to comply
Annual Ad Valorem report required Annual Ad Valorem report required Annual Ad Valorem report required
If the truck owner leaves Arkansas and crosses state lines even just once with a commercial vehicle in this weight category, or with a truck and trailer combination in this weight category, the owner must have a DOT number indicating the carrier is an interstate carrier and pay UCR fees, otherwise face a $400 fine for non UCR compliance  If the truck owner leaves Arkansas and crosses state lines even just once with a commercial vehicle in this weight category, or with a truck and trailer combination in this weight category, the owner must have a DOT number indicating the carrier is an interstate carrier and pay UCR fees, otherwise face a $400 fine for non UCR compliance. Also, if the truck leaves the state, the owner has the option of signing up for an IRP/FRP license plate and IFTA fuel tax stickers, or, if just crossing on occasion into another state, obtaining a temporary permit to go into other states while still operating with the base license plate on the truck. Also, if the owner crosses state lines transporting goods that require Federal Authority, call us to obtain that authority which would include a DOT number. If the truck owner leaves Arkansas and crosses state lines even just once with a commercial vehicle in this weight category, or with a truck and trailer combination in this weight category, the owner must have a DOT number indicating the carrier is an interstate carrier and pay UCR fees, otherwise face a $400 fine for non UCR compliance. Also, if the truck leaves the state, the owner has the option of signing up for an IRP/FRP license plate and IFTA fuel tax stickers, or, if just crossing on occasion into another state, obtaining a temporary permit to go into other states while still operating with the base license plate on the truck. Also, if the owner crosses state lines transporting goods that require Federal Authority, call us to obtain that authority which would include a DOT number. 

 ARKANSAS  DOT number - types of operation - 2
In State - For Hire
Exempt loads
10,001-lbs - 26,000-lbs
In State - For Hire
Exempt loads
Above 26,000-lbs
Crossing State Lines
For Hire
10,001-lbs - 26,000-lbs
Hauling Exempt Loads For Hire from point to point inside Arkansas at weights between 10,001-lbs and 26,000-lbs  Hauling exempt loads For Hire from point to point inside Arkansas at weights above 26,000-lbs For Hire using a flatbed truck or box truck crossing state lines with Max. weight of 26,000-lbs
DOT number requirements for hauling exempt loads from point to point within the state of Arkansas with a truck, or a truck and trailer with a Gross Vehicle Weight Rating between 10,001-lbs and 26,000-lbs, or Gross Combined Weight Ratings between 10,001-lbs and 26,000-lbs  DOT number requirements for hauling exempt loads from point to point within the state of Arkansas with a truck, or a truck and trailer with a Gross Vehicle Weight Rating above 26,000-lbs, or Gross Combined Weight Ratings above 26,000-lbs DOT number requirements for hauling loads across state lines with a truck with a Gross Vehicle Weight Rating between 10,001-lbs adn 26,000-lbs, or a truck and trailer with Gross Combined Weight Ratings between 10,001-lbs and 26,000-lbs
DOT number is not currently required, but the name of the Carrier together with the certificate or permit number must be displayed on both sides of the power unit with lettering at least 2" high DOT number is not currently required, but the name of the Carrier together with the certificate or permit number must be displayed on both sides of the power unit with lettering at least 2" high DOT number / USDOT number / US DOT number is required to cross state lines
Intrastate Exempt carriers are not required to register for Arkansas Intrastate Operating Authority  Intrastate Exempt carriers are not required to register for Arkansas Intrastate Operating Authority  MC Authority is required to transport products / items / loads across state lines. UCR registration is required. Applicant is required to go through a New Entrant Safety Audit
Annual Ad Valorem report required Annual Ad Valorem report required Minimum requirement for Personal Injury / Property Damage liability insurance is $750,000
If the truck owner leaves Arkansas and crosses state lines even just once with a commercial vehicle in this weight category, or with a truck and trailer combination in this weight category, the owner must have a DOT number indicating the carrier is an interstate carrier and pay UCR fees, otherwise face a $400 fine for non UCR compliance  If the truck owner leaves Arkansas and crosses state lines even just once with a commercial vehicle in this weight category, or with a truck and trailer combination in this weight category, the owner must have a DOT number indicating the carrier is an interstate carrier and pay UCR fees, otherwise face a $400 fine for non UCR compliance. Also, if the truck leaves the state, the owner has the option of signing up for an IRP/FRP license plate and IFTA fuel tax stickers, or, if just crossing on occasion into another state, obtaining a temporary permit to go into other states while still operating with the base license plate on the truck. Federal operating authority will not be required as the owner will be transporting exempt commodities, but the DOT number will still need to indicate interstate exempt and UCR fees will need to be filed and paid. UCR registration is required. Applicant is required to go through a New Entrant Safety Audit

ARKANSAS  DOT number - types of operation - 3
Crossing State Lines
For Hire - Exempt Loads
10,001-lbs - 26,000-lbs
Crossing State Lines
For Hire - Exempt Loads
Above 26,000-lbs
Crossing State Lines
For Hire
Above 26,000-lbs
For Hire transporting  exempt loads across state lines at a gross weight between 10,001-lbs - 26,000-lbs For Hire transporting exempt loads across state lines at a gross weight above 26,000-lbs For Hire transporting non-exempt loads across state lines at a gross weight above 26,000-lbs
DOT number requirements for crossing state lines hauling exempt loads with a truck with a Gross Vehicle Weight Rating between 10,001-lbs and 26,000-lbs, or with a truck and trailer with Gross Combined Weight Ratings between 10,001-lbs and 26,000-lbs DOT number requirements for crossing state lines hauling exempt loads with a truck with a Gross Vehicle Weight Rating above 26,000-lbs, or a truck and trailer with Gross Combines Weight Ratings above 26,000-lbs DOT number requirements for crossing state lines hauling non-exempt loads with a truck with a Gross Vehicle Weight Rating above 26,000-lbs, or with a truck and trailer with Gross Combined Weight Ratings above 26,000-lbs
A DOT number / USDOT number / US DOT number is required to cross state lines A DOT number / USDOT number / US DOT number is required to cross state lines A DOT number / USDOT number / US DOT number is required to cross state lines
MC Authority is not required. UCR registration is required. Applicant is required to go through a New Entrant Safety Audit.  MC Authority is not required. UCR registration is required. Applicant is required to go through a New Entrant Safety Audit MC Authority is required to transport products / items / loads across state lines. UCR registration is required. Applicant is required to go through a New Entrant Safety Audit

ARKANSAS  DOT number - types of operation - 4
In State
For Hire Operator
10,000-lbs and under
In State 
Private Operator
10,000-lbs and under
In State
Private Operator
10,001-lbs - 26,000-lbs
For Hire Operators with vans or trucks transporting products from point to point inside the state of Arkansas at 10,000-lbs or under Private Operators with vans or trucks transporting products from point to point inside the state of Arkansas at 10,000-lbs or under Private Operators with trucks or trucks and trailers hauling loads from point to point within the state of Arkansas between 10,001-lbs and 26,000-lbs
DOT number requirements for transporting non-hazardous items from point to point within the state of Arkansas with a van or truck with a Gross Vehicle Weight Rating at 10,000-lbs or under, or with a power unit pulling a trailer with Gross Combined Weight Ratings at 10,000-lbs or under  DOT number requirements for transporting non-hazardous items from point to point within the state of Arkansas with a van or truck with a Gross Vehicle Weight Rating at 10,000-lbs or under, or with a power unit pulling a trailer with Gross Combined Weight Ratings at 10,000-lbs or under DOT number requirements for hauling non-hazardous loads from point to point within the state of Arkansas with a truck with a Gross Vehicle Weight Rating between 10,001-lbs and 26,000-lbs, or a truck and trailer with Gross Combined Weight Ratings between 10,001-lbs and 26,000-lbs 
DOT number is not required DOT number is not required DOT number is not required
Arkansas Authority is required. Proof of $50,000/$100,000 Personal Liability insurance and $30,000 Property Damage insurance is required If the truck owner leaves Arkansas and crosses state lines even just once with a commercial vehicle in this weight category, or with a truck and trailer combination in this weight category, the owner must have a DOT number indicating the carrier is an interstate carrier and pay UCR fees, otherwise face a $400 fine for non UCR compliance
Annual Ad Valorem report required

ARKANSAS  DOT number - types of operation - 5
In State
Private Operator
Above 26,000-lbs
Crossing state Lines
Private Operator
10,000-lbs and under
Crossing State Lines
Private Operator
10,001-lbs - 26,000-lbs
Private Operators working inside Arkansas with a truck with a gross weight, or a truck and trailer with gross weights above 26,000-lb Private Operators crossing state lines with a van or truck with a gross weight at 10,000-lbs or under Private Operators crossing state lines with a truck with a gross weight, or a truck and trailer with gross weights between 10,001-lbs and 26,000-lbs
DOT number requirements for hauling non-hazardous loads from point to point within the state of Arkansas with a truck with a Gross Weight Rating above 26,000-lbs, or a truck and trailer with Gross Combined Weight Ratings above 26,000-lbs DOT number requirements for transporting items across state lines with a van or a truck with a Gross Vehicle Weight Rating at 10,000-lbs and under, or with a power unit pulling a trailer with Gross Combined Weight Ratings at 10,000-lbs or under DOT number requirements for hauling loads across state lines with a truck with a Gross Vehicle Weight Rating between 10,001-lbs and 26,000-lbs, or a truck and trailer with Gross Combined Weight Ratings between 10,001-lbs and 26,000-lbs 
DOT number not required DOT number not required A DOT number/ USDOT number / US DOT number is required.
If the truck owner leaves Arkansas and crosses state lines even just once with a commercial vehicle in this weight category, or with a truck and trailer combination in this weight category, the owner must have a DOT number indicating the carrier is an interstate carrier and pay UCR fees, otherwise face a $400 fine for non UCR compliance. Also, if the truck leaves the state, the owner has the option of signing up for an IRP/FRP license plate and IFTA fuel tax stickers, or, if just crossing on occasion into another state, obtaining a temporary permit to go into other states while still operating with the base license plate on the truck. Even with just one trip into another state, the DOT number will still be required showing the carrier is interstate and operating as a private carrier. UCR registration is required. New Entrant Safety Audit is required

ARKANSAS  DOT number - types of operation - 6
Crossing State Lines
Private Operators
Above 26,000-lbs
-  Farmers  -
In State Only
Above 26,000-lbs
-  Farmers  -
Crossing State Lines
Above 26,000-lbs
Private Operators crossing state lines with vehicles at a gross weight above 26,000-lbs Farm-plated trucks hauling loads inside the state of Arkansas without crossing state lines Farm-plated trucks hauling loads inside the state of Arkansas AND crossing state lines with loads
DOT number requirements for crossing state lines hauling non-exempt loads with a truck with a Gross Vehicle Weight Rating above 26,000-lbs, or with a truck and trailer with Gross Combined Weight Ratings above 26,000-lbs DOT number requirements for farmers hauling their own loads or items that belong to the farm and the farmer is not getting paid to haul or transport these loads or items within the state of Arkansas DOT number requirements for farmers crossing state lines hauling their own farm-based loads and not getting paid to haul items or loads across state lines using a truck with a Gross Vehicle Weight Rating above 26,000-lbs, or with a truck and trailer with Gross Combined Weight Ratings above 26,000-lbs
A DOT number / USDOT number / US DOT number is required DOT number not required A DOT number is required to cross state lines 
UCR registration is required, Applicant is required to go through a New Entrant Safety Audit If the truck owner leaves Arkansas and crosses state lines even just once with a commercial vehicle in this weight category, or with a truck and trailer combination in this weight category, the owner must have a DOT number indicating the carrier is an interstate carrier and pay UCR fees, otherwise face a $400 fine for non UCR compliance IFTA fuel tax registration is required. UCR registration is required. Applicant is required to go through a New Entrant Safety Audit

* * * * *        CALIFORNIA        * * * * *

CALIFORNIA  DOT number requirements
 * * * * *      Please Note      * * * * *
1.  A DOT number is a Federally issued number. A DOT number is not issued by the state of California. When you are required to obtain a DOT number, the number is issued by the Federal Government in Washington, DC. The number is actually a USDOT number - a United States Department of Transportation number. It is also known as a US DOT number, but is commonly refered to as a 'DOT number'. So, when you are required to obtain a DOT number, you will be aquiring a USDOT number.
2.  When applying for a DOT number, 'Carrier' is the designation assigned to the applicant, whether a Person, Business or a Company that operates a vehicle or vehicles that either belong to them, or are being leased by them. A 'Registrant' is an 'Owner' of a truck that is leased to a trucking company and operates under that trucking company's name and DOT number and, usually, MC number. Registrants are paid by trucking companies to haul loads and Registrants are not issued DOT numbers. When operating a commercial vehicle, you are either a 'Registrant' or a 'Carrier'. When applying for a DOT number, whether you have a van, pickup truck, full size truck, box truck, flatbed truck or semi-tractor, you are assigned the term 'Carrier'. As far as the DOT is concerned, you are a 'Carrier', whether you are a 'Private Carrier' driving a pickup truck and servicing the oil rigs in Texas or North Dakota, or as an owner of an 80,000-lbs semi-tractor and trailer running willy-nilly all over the country as a 'For-Hire Carrier'.  You will be a 'Carrier'
3.  If you are hauling, transporting or working exclusively within the state of California without crossing state lines, then the 'In State' categories shown in the tables below apply to your operation. Your DOT number will show that you are an Intrastate Carrier.
4.  If you are hauling or transporting loads or items across state lines ONLY and never hauling or transporting loads or items from one point in California to another point in California, then 'Crossing State Lines' applies to your operation and your DOT number will show you are an Interstate Carrier.
5.  If you are hauling or transporting from one point in California to another point in California AND you are occasionally crossing state lines, or crossing state lines on a regular basis, then you need to look at both the 'In-State' requirements and the 'Crossing State Lines' requirements. If you are a 'For-Hire' Carrier, then you may end up getting a DOT (USDOT) number, State Authority to operate within California and Federal Authority to cross state lines with loads. If you cross state lines just once with your commercial vehicle, you are an 'Interstate Carrier'. This would not apply if you are purchasing a vehicle in one state, crossing state lines to bring the vehicle home to California and then operate exclusively within your home state of California. While you do this, you are not strictly operating 'In Commerce', you are merely transporting the vehicle back to your state of operation of California. However, if you have not been issued a DOT number while driving back home to California, you may be stopped and told to get a DOT number. If you are, contact us.
6.  Service Contractors or Contractors hauling their own tools or equipment within the state of California or across state lines are referred to as 'Private Carriers'.
7.  If you are a contractor who does concrete work, as an example, then you would be considered a 'Private Carrier' because you are getting paid to provide a service job. If you pick up a load of gravel, transport that gravel, dump it and get paid for transporting the gravel, then leave without doing anything further with that gravel, you would be considered a 'For Hire' Carrier. You would be considered a 'For-Hire Carrier' because someone hired you to transport the gravel and do nothing else with the gravel. You can be both a 'Private Carrier' and a 'For Hire Carrier', but if you do any 'For-Hire Carrier' work, then you must register as a 'For Hire Carrier' (if that's required by the state. Check the listings below to see if you are required to register as an In-State, For-Hire Carrier ).

CALIFORNIA  DOT number - types of operation - 1
In-State - For Hire
10,001-lbs - 26,000-lbs
In State - For Hire
Above 26,000-lbs
In State - For Hire
Tri-Axle or Quad-Axle
Hauling loads from point to point inside California Hauling loads from point to point inside California Construction work inside the state of California
DOT number requirements for hauling non-hazardous loads from point to point within the state of California with a truck with a Gross Vehicle Weight Rating between 10,001-lbs and 26,000-lbs, or a truck and trailer with Gross Combined Weight Ratings of 10,001-lbs to 26,000-lbs DOT number requirements for hauling non-hazardous loads from point to point within the state of California with a truck with a Gross Weight Rating above 26,000-lbs, or a truck and trailer with Gross Combined Weight Ratings above 26,000-lbs DOT number requirements for hauling non-hazardous loads from point to point within the state of California with Tri-Axle trucks and Quad-Axle trucks with a Gross Vehicle Weight Rating above 26,000-lbs
California identification number is required if the power vehicle has 3 or more axles, or if towing a trailer. The number needs to be displayed.  California identifiacation number is required if the power vehicle has 3 or more axles, or if towing a trailer. The number needs to be displayed California identifiacation number is required if the power vehicle has 3 or more axles, or if towing a trailer. The number needs to be displayed.
If the truck owner leaves California and crosses state lines even just once with a commercial vehicle in this weight category, or with a truck and trailer combination in this weight category, the owner must have a DOT number indicating the carrier is an interstate carrier and pay UCR fees, otherwise face a $400 fine for non UCR compliance  If the truck owner leaves California and crosses state lines even just once with a commercial vehicle in this weight category, or with a truck and trailer combination in this weight category, the owner must have a DOT number indicating the carrier is an interstate carrier and pay UCR fees, otherwise face a $400 fine for non UCR compliance. Also, if the truck leaves the state, the owner has the option of signing up for an IRP/FRP license plate and IFTA fuel tax stickers, or, if just crossing on occasion into another state, obtaining a temporary permit to go into other states while still operating with the base license plate on the truck. Also, if the owner crosses state lines transporting goods that require Federal Authority, call us to obtain that authority which would include a DOT number. If the truck owner leaves California and crosses state lines even just once with a commercial vehicle in this weight category, or with a truck and trailer combination in this weight category, the owner must have a DOT number indicating the carrier is an interstate carrier and pay UCR fees, otherwise face a $400 fine for non UCR compliance. Also, if the truck leaves the state, the owner has the option of signing up for an IRP/FRP license plate and IFTA fuel tax stickers, or, if just crossing on occasion into another state, obtaining a temporary permit to go into other states while still operating with the base license plate on the truck. Also, if the owner crosses state lines transporting goods that require Federal Authority, call us to obtain that authority which would include a DOT number. 

CALIFORNIA  DOT number requirements - 2
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CALIFORNIA  DOT number requirements - 3
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CALIFORNIA  DOT number requirements - 4
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CALIFORNIA  DOT number requirements - 5
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CALIFORNIA  DOT number requirements - 6
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* * * * *        COLORADO        * * * * *

COLORADO  DOT number requirements
 * * * * *      Please Note      * * * * *
1.  A DOT number is a Federally issued number. A DOT number is not issued by the state of Colorado. When you are required to obtain a DOT number, the number is issued by the Federal Government in Washington, DC. The number is actually a USDOT number - a United States Department of Transportation number. It is also known as a US DOT number, but is commonly refered to as a 'DOT number'. So, when you are required to obtain a DOT number, you will be aquiring a USDOT number.
2.  When applying for a DOT number, 'Carrier' is the designation assigned to the applicant, whether a Person, Business or a Company that operates a vehicle or vehicles that either belong to them, or are being leased by them. A 'Registrant' is an 'Owner' of a truck that is leased to a trucking company and operates under that trucking company's name and DOT number and, usually, MC number. Registrants are paid by trucking companies to haul loads and Registrants are not issued DOT numbers. When operating a commercial vehicle, you are either a 'Registrant' or a 'Carrier'. When applying for a DOT number, whether you have a van, pickup truck, full size truck, box truck, flatbed truck or semi-tractor, you are assigned the term 'Carrier'. As far as the DOT is concerned, you are a 'Carrier', whether you are a 'Private Carrier' driving a pickup truck and servicing the oil rigs in Texas or North Dakota, or as an owner of an 80,000-lbs semi-tractor and trailer running willy-nilly all over the country as a 'For-Hire Carrier'.  You will be a 'Carrier'
3.  If you are hauling, transporting or working exclusively within the state of Colorado without crossing state lines, then the 'In State' categories shown in the tables below apply to your operation. Your DOT number will show that you are an Intrastate Carrier.
4.  If you are hauling or transporting loads or items across state lines ONLY and never hauling or transporting loads or items from one point in Colorado to another point in Colorado, then 'Crossing State Lines' applies to your operation and your DOT number will show you are an Interstate Carrier.
5.  If you are hauling or transporting from one point in Colorado to another point in Colorado AND you are occasionally crossing state lines, or crossing state lines on a regular basis, then you need to look at both the 'In-State' requirements and the 'Crossing State Lines' requirements. If you are a 'For-Hire' Carrier, then you may end up getting a DOT (USDOT) number, State Authority to operate within the state of Colorado, and Federal Authority to cross state lines with loads. If you cross state lines just once with your commercial vehicle, you are an 'Interstate Carrier'. This would not apply if you are purchasing a vehicle in one state, crossing state lines to bring the vehicle home to Colorado and then operate exclusively within your home state of Colorado. While you do this, you are not strictly operating 'In Commerce', you are merely transporting the vehicle back to your state of operation of Colorado. However, if you have not been issued a DOT number while driving back home, you may be stopped and told to get a DOT number. If you are, contact us.
6.  Service Contractors or Contractors hauling their own tools or equipment within the state of Colorado or across state lines are referred to as 'Private Carriers'.
7.  If you are a contractor who does concrete work, as an example, then you would be considered a 'Private Carrier' because you are getting paid to provide a service job. If you pick up a load of gravel, transport that gravel, dump it and get paid for transporting the gravel, then leave without doing anything further with that gravel, you would be considered a 'For Hire' Carrier. You would be considered a 'For-Hire Carrier' because someone hired you to transport the gravel and do nothing else with the gravel. You can be both a 'Private Carrier' and a 'For Hire Carrier', but if you do any 'For-Hire Carrier' work, then you must register as a 'For Hire Carrier' (if that's required by the state. Check the listings below to see if you are required to register as an In-State, For-Hire Carrier ).

COLORADO  DOT number - types of operation - 1
In State - For Hire
10,001-lbs - 26,000-lbs
In State - For Hire
Above 26,000-lbs
In State - For Hire
Tri-Axle & Quad-Axle
Hauling loads from point to point inside Colorado Hauling loads from point to point inside Colorado Construction work inside the state of Colorado
DOT number requirements for hauling non-hazardous loads from point to point within the state of Colorado with a truck with a Gross Vehicle Weight Rating between 10,001-lbs and 26,000-lbs, or a truck and trailer with Gross Combined Weight Ratings between 10,001-lbs and 26,000-lbs DOT number requirements for hauling non-hazardous loads from point to point within the state of Colorado with a truck with a Gross Vehicle Weight Rating above 26,000-lbs, or a truck and trailer with Gross Combined Weight Ratings above 26,000-lbs DOT number requirements for hauling non-hazardous loads from point to point within the state of Colorado with Tri-Axle trucks and Quad-Axle trucks with a Gross Weight Rating above 26,000-lbs
DOT number is required DOT number is required DOT number is required
Household goods carriers and towing companies are required to obtain Colorado Intrastate Authority. Insurance requirements for household goods and towing companies are $750,000 personal injury / property damage liability insurance and proof needs to be filed with the state. Cargo liability requirements for household goods carriers $10,000 or $.60 per pound per article, whichever is greater. Otherwise, authority is not required. Household goods carriers and towing companies are required to obtain Colorado Intrastate Authority. Insurance requirements for household goods and towing companies are $750,000 personal injury / property damage liability insurance and proof needs to be filed with the state. Cargo liability requirements for household goods carriers $10,000 or $.60 per pound per article, whichever is greater. Otherwise, authority is not required. Authority is not required
If the truck owner leaves Colorado and crosses state lines even just once with a commercial vehicle in this weight category, or with a truck and trailer combination in this weight category, the owner must have a DOT number indicating the carrier is an interstate carrier and pay UCR fees, otherwise face a $400 fine for non UCR compliance  If the truck owner leaves Colorado and crosses state lines even just once with a commercial vehicle in this weight category, or with a truck and trailer combination in this weight category, the owner must have a DOT number indicating the carrier is an interstate carrier and pay UCR fees, otherwise face a $400 fine for non UCR compliance. Also, if the truck leaves the state, the owner has the option of signing up for an IRP/FRP license plate and IFTA fuel tax stickers, or, if just crossing on occasion into another state, obtaining a temporary permit to go into other states while still operating with the base license plate on the truck. Also, if the owner crosses state lines transporting goods that require Federal Authority, call us to obtain that authority whch would include a DOT number If the truck owner leaves Colorado and crosses state lines even just once with a commercial vehicle in this weight category, or with a truck and trailer combination in this weight category, the owner must have a DOT number indicating the carrier is an interstate carrier and pay UCR fees, otherwise face a $400 fine for non UCR compliance. Also, if the truck leaves the state, the owner has the option of signing up for an IRP/FRP license plate and IFTA fuel tax stickers, or, if just crossing on occasion into another state, obtaining a temporary permit to go into other states while still operating with the base license plate on the truck. Also, if the owner crosses state lines transporting goods that require Federal Authority, call us to obtain that authority which would include a DOT number. 

COLORADO  DOT number - types of operation - 2
In State - For Hire
Exempt loads
10,001-lbs - 26,000-lbs
In State - For Hire
Exempt loads
Above 26,000-lbs
Crossing State Lines
For Hire
10,001-lbs - 26,000-lbs
Hauling Exempt Loads For Hire from point to point inside Colorado at weights between 10,001-lbs and 26,000-lbs  Hauling exempt loads For Hire from point to point inside Colorado at weights above 26,000-lbs For Hire using a flatbed truck or box truck crossing state lines with Max. weight of 26,000-lbs
DOT number requirements for hauling exempt loads from point to point within the state of Colorado as with a truck, or a truck and trailer with a Gross Vehicle Weight Rating between 10,001-lbs and 26,000-lbs, or Gross Combined Weight Ratings between 10,001-lbs and 26,000-lbs  DOT number requirements for hauling exempt loads from point to point within the state of Colorado with a truck, or a truck and trailer with a Gross Vehicle Weight Rating above 26,000-lbs, or Gross Combined Weight Ratings above 26,000-lbs DOT number requirements for hauling loads across state lines with a truck with a Gross Vehicle Weight Rating, or a truck and trailer with Gross Combined Weight Ratings between 10,001-lbs and 26,000-lbs
DOT number is required DOT number is required DOT number is required
Intrastate Exempt carriers are not required to register for Colorado Intrastate Operating Authority  Intrastate Exempt carriers are not required to register for Colorado Intrastate Operating Authority  MC Authority is required to transport products / items / loads across state lines. UCR registration is required. Applicant is required to go through a New Entrant Safety Audit
If the truck owner leaves Colorado and crosses state lines even just once with a commercial vehicle in this weight category, or with a truck and trailer combination in this weight category, the owner must have a DOT number indicating the carrier is an interstate carrier and pay UCR fees, otherwise face a $400 fine for non UCR compliance  If the truck owner leaves Colorado and crosses state lines even just once with a commercial vehicle in this weight category, or with a truck and trailer combination in this weight category, the owner must have a DOT number indicating the carrier is an interstate carrier and pay UCR fees, otherwise face a $400 fine for non UCR compliance. Also, if the truck leaves the state, the owner has the option of signing up for an IRP/FRP license plate and IFTA fuel tax stickers, or, if just crossing on occasion into another state, obtaining a temporary permit to go into other states while still operating with the base license plate on the truck. Federal operating authority will not be required as the owner will be transporting exempt commodities, but the DOT number will still need to indicate interstate exempt and UCR fees will need to be filed and paid.  Minimum requirement for Personal Injury / Property Damage liability insurance is $750,000
UCR registration is required. Applicant is required to go through a New Entrant Safety Audit

COLORADO  DOT number - types of operation - 3
Crossing State Lines
For Hire - Exempt Loads
10,001-lbs - 26,000-lbs
Crossing State Lines
For Hire - Exempt Loads
Above 26,000-lbs
Crossing State Lines
For Hire
Above 26,000-lbs
For Hire transporting  exempt loads across state lines at a gross weight between 10,001-lbs - 26,000-lbs For Hire transporting exempt loads across state lines at a gross weight above 26,000-lbs For Hire transporting non-exempt loads across state lines at a gross weight above 26,000-lbs
DOT number requirements for crossing state lines hauling exempt loads with a truck with a Gross Vehicle Weight Rating between 10,001-lbs and 26,000-lbs, or with a truck and trailer with Gross Combined Weight Ratings between 10,001-lbs and 26,000-lbs DOT number requirements for crossing state lines hauling exempt loads with a truck with a Gross Vehicle Weight Rating above 26,000-lbs, or a truck and trailer with Gross Combines Weight Ratings above 26,000-lbs DOT number requirements for crossing state lines hauling non-exempt loads with a truck with a Gross Vehicle Weight Rating, or with a truck and trailer with Gross Combined Weight Ratings above 26,000-lbs
A DOT number / USDOT number / US DOT number is required to cross state lines A DOT number / USDOT number / US DOT number is required to cross state lines A DOT number / USDOT number / US DOT number is required to cross state lines
MC Authority is not required. UCR registration is required. Applicant is required to go through a New Entrant Safety Audit.  MC Authority is not required. UCR registration is required. Applicant is required to go through a New Entrant Safety Audit MC Authority is required to transport products / items / loads across state lines. UCR registration is required. Applicant is required to go through a New Entrant Safety Audit

COLORADO  DOT number - types of operation - 4
In State
For Hire Operator
10,000-lbs and under
In State 
Private Operator
10,000-lbs and under
In State
Private Operator
10,001-lbs - 26,000-lbs
For Hire Operators with vans or trucks transporting products from point to point inside the state of Colorado at 10,000-lbs or under Private Operators with vans or trucks transporting products from point to point inside the state of Colorado at 10,000-lbs or under Private Operators with trucks or trucks and trailers hauling loads from point to point within the state of Colorado between 10,001-lbs and 26,000-lbs
DOT number requirements for transporting non-hazardous items from point to point within the state of Colorado with a van or truck with a Gross Vehicle Weight Rating at 10,000-lbs or under, or with a power unit pulling a trailer with Gross Combined Weight Ratings at 10,000-lbs or under  DOT number requirements for transporting non-hazardous items from point to point within the state of Colorado with a van or truck with a Gross Vehicle Weight Rating at 10,000-lbs or under, or with a power unit pulling a trailer with Gross Combined Weight Ratings at 10,000-lbs or under DOT number requirements for hauling non-hazardous loads from point to point within the state of Colorado with a truck with a Gross Vehicle Weight Rating between 10,001-lbs and 26,000-lbs, or a truck and trailer with Gross Combined Weight Ratings between 10,001-lbs and 26,000-lbs 
DOT number not required DOT number not required DOT number is required
For non-hazardous carriers, Colorado Authority is not required If the truck owner leaves Colorado and crosses state lines even just once with a commercial vehicle in this weight category, or with a truck and trailer combination in this weight category, the owner must have a DOT number indicating the carrier is an interstate carrier and pay UCR fees, otherwise face a $400 fine for non UCR compliance

COLORADO  DOT number - types of operation - 5
In State
Private Operator
Above 26,000-lbs
Crossing state Lines
Private Operator
10,000-lbs and under
Crossing State Lines
Private Operator
10,001-lbs - 26,000-lbs
Private Operators working inside Colorado with a truck with a gross weight, or a truck and trailer with gross weights above 26,000-lb Private Operators crossing state lines with a van or truck with a gross weight at 10,000-lbs or under Private Operators crossing state lines with a truck witha gross weight, or a truck and trailer with gross weights between 10,001lbs and 26,000-lbs
DOT number requirements for hauling non-hazardous loads from point to point within the state of Colorado with a truck with a Gross Weight Rating above 26,000-lbs, or a truck and trailer with Gross Combined Weight Ratings above 26,000-lbs DOT number requirements for transporting items across state lines with a van or a truck with a Gross Vehicle Weight Rating at 10,000-lbs and under, or with a truck or van pulling a trailer with Gross Combined Weight Ratings at 10,000-lbs or under DOT number requirements for hauling loads across state lines with a truck with a Gross Vehicle Weight Rating between 10,001-lbs and 26,000-lbs, or a truck and trailer with Gross Combined Weight Ratings between 10,001-lbs and 26,000-lbs 
DOT number is required DOT number not required DOT number is required
If the truck owner leaves Colorado and crosses state lines even just once with a commercial vehicle in this weight category, or with a truck and trailer combination in this weight category, the owner must have a DOT number indicating the carrier is an interstate carrier and pay UCR fees, otherwise face a $400 fine for non UCR compliance. Also, if the truck leaves the state, the owner has the option of signing up for an IRP/FRP license plate and IFTA fuel tax stickers, or, if just crossing on occasion into another state, obtaining a temporary permit to go into other states while still operating with the base license plate on the truck. Even with just one trip into another state, the DOT number will still be required showing the carrier is interstate and operating as a private carrier. UCR filing is required and carrier will be subject to the New Entrant Safety Audit

COLORADO  DOT number - types of operation - 6
Crossing State Lines
Private Operators
Above 26,000-lbs
-  Farmers  -
In State Only
Above 26,000-lbs
-  Farmers  -
Crossing State Lines
Above 26,000-lbs
Private Operators crossing state lines with vehicles at a gross weight above 26,000-lbs Farm-plated trucks hauling loads inside the state of Colorado without crossing state lines Farm-plated trucks hauling loads inside the state of Colorado AND crossing state lines with loads
DOT number requirements for crossing state lines hauling non-exempt loads with a truck with a Gross Vehicle Weight Rating above 26,000-lbs, or with a truck and trailer with Gross Combined Weight Ratings above 26,000-lbs DOT number requirements for farmers hauling their own loads or items that belong to the farm and the farmer is not getting paid to haul or transport these loads or items within the state of Colorado DOT number requirements for farmers crossing state lines hauling their own farm-based loads and not getting paid to haul items or loads across state lines using a truck with a Gross Vehicle Weight Rating above 26,000-lbs, or with a truck and trailer with Gross Combined Weight Ratings above 26,000-lbs
A DOT number / USDOT number / US DOT number is required DOT number not required A DOT number is required to cross state lines 
UCR registration is required, Applicant is required to go through a New Entrant Safety Audit If the truck owner leaves Colorado and crosses state lines even just once with a commercial vehicle in this weight category, or with a truck and trailer combination in this weight category, the owner must have a DOT number indicating the carrier is an interstate carrier and pay UCR fees, otherwise face a $400 fine for non UCR compliance IFTA fuel tax registration is required. UCR registration is required. Applicant is required to go through a New Entrant Safety Audit


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CONNECTICUT  DOT number requirements
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1.  A DOT number is a Federally issued number. A DOT number is not issued by the state of Connecticut. When you are required to obtain a DOT number, the number is issued by the Federal Government in Washington, DC. The number is actually a USDOT number - a United States Department of Transportation number. It is also known as a US DOT number, but is commonly refered to as a 'DOT number'. So, when you are required to obtain a DOT number, you will be aquiring a USDOT number.
2.  When applying for a DOT number, 'Carrier' is the designation assigned to the applicant, whether a Person, Business or a Company that operates a vehicle or vehicles that either belong to them, or are being leased by them. A 'Registrant' is an 'Owner' of a truck that is leased to a trucking company and operates under that   trucking company's name and DOT number and, usually, MC number. Registrants are paid by trucking companies to haul loads and Registrants are not issued DOT numbers. When operating a commercial vehicle, you are either a 'Registrant' or a 'Carrier'. When applying for a DOT number, whether you have a van, pickup truck, full size truck, box truck, flatbed truck or semi-tractor, you are assigned the term 'Carrier'. As far as the DOT is concerned, you are a 'Carrier', whether you are a 'Private Carrier' driving a pickup truck and servicing the oil rigs in Texas or North Dakota, or as an owner of an 80,000-lbs semi-tractor and trailer running willy-nilly all over the country as a 'For-Hire Carrier'.  You will be a 'Carrier'
3.  If you are hauling, transporting or working exclusively within the state of Connecticut without crossing state lines, then the 'In State' categories shown in the tables below apply to your operation. Your DOT number will show that you are an Intrastate Carrier.
4.  If you are hauling or transporting loads or items across state lines ONLY and never hauling or transporting loads or items from one point in Connecticut to another point in Connecticut, then 'Crossing State Lines' applies to your operation and your DOT number will show you are an Interstate Carrier.
5.  If you are hauling or transporting from one point in Connecticut to another point in Connecticut AND you are occasionally crossing state lines, or crossing state lines on a regular basis, then you need to look at both the 'In-State' requirements and the 'Crossing State Lines' requirements. If you are a 'For-Hire' Carrier, then you may end up getting a DOT (USDOT) number, State Authority to operate within the state of Connecticut, and Federal Authority to cross state lines with loads. If you cross state lines just once with your commercial vehicle, you are an 'Interstate Carrier'. This would not apply if you are purchasing a vehicle in one state, crossing state lines to bring the vehicle home and then operate exclusively within your home state of Connecticut. While you do this, you are not strictly operating 'In Commerce', you are merely transporting the vehicle back to your state of operation of Connecticut. However, if you have not been issued a DOT number while driving back home, you may be stopped and told to get a DOT number. If you are, contact us.
6.  Service Contractors or Contractors hauling their own tools or equipment within the state of Connecticut or across state lines are referred to as 'Private Carriers'.
7.  If you are a contractor who does concrete work, as an example, then you would be considered a 'Private Carrier' because you are getting paid to provide a service job. If you pick up a load of gravel, transport that gravel, dump it and get paid for transporting the gravel, then leave without doing anything further with that gravel, you would be considered a 'For Hire' Carrier. You would be considered a 'For-Hire Carrier' because someone hired you to transport the gravel and do nothing else with the gravel. You can be both a 'Private Carrier' and a 'For Hire Carrier', but if you do any 'For-Hire Carrier' work, then you must register as a 'For Hire Carrier' (if that's required by the state. Check the listings below to see if you are required to register as an In-State, For-Hire Carrier ).

CONNECTICUT  DOT number - types of operation - 1
In State - For Hire
10,001-lbs - 26,000-lbs
In State - For Hire
Above 26,000-lbs
In State - For Hire
Tri-Axle & Quad-Axle
Hauling loads from point to point inside Connecticut Hauling loads from point to point inside Connecticut Construction work inside the state of Connecticut
DOT number requirements for hauling non-hazardous loads from point to point within the state of Connecticut with a truck with a Gross Vehicle Weight Rating between 10,001-lbs and 26,000-lbs, or a truck and trailer with Gross Combined Weight Ratings between 10,001-lbs and 26,000-lbs DOT number requirements for hauling non-hazardous loads from point to point within the state of Connecticut with a truck with a Gross Vehicle Weight Rating above 26,000-lbs, or a truck and trailer with Gross Combined Weight Ratings above 26,000-lbs DOT number requirements for hauling non-hazardous loads from point to point within the state of Connecticut with Tri-Axle trucks and Quad-Axle trucks with a Gross Weight Rating above 26,000-lbs
DOT number is required. The legal name or trade name of the motor carrier operating the self propelled motor vehicle as listed on the Motor Carrier Identification Report must be displayed on each vehicle. The US DOT number preceded by the letters "US DOT". Additionally, the number must have the suffix "CT" if the carrier is an intrastate only carrier. If the name of any person other than the operating carrier appears on the motor vehicle operated under it's own power, either alone or in combination, the name of the operating carrier shall be followed by the words "operated by" DOT number is required. The legal name or trade name of the motor carrier operating the self propelled motor vehicle as listed on the Motor Carrier Identification Report must be displayed on each vehicle. The US DOT number preceded by the letters "US DOT". Additionally, the number must have the suffix "CT" if the carrier is an intrastate only carrier. If the name of any person other than the operating carrier appears on the motor vehicle operated under it's own power, either alone or in combination, the name of the operating carrier shall be followed by the words "operated by" DOT number is required required. The legal name or trade name of the motor carrier operating the self propelled motor vehicle as listed on the Motor Carrier Identification Report must be displayed on each vehicle. The US DOT number preceded by the letters "US DOT". Additionally, the number must have the suffix "CT" if the carrier is an intrastate only carrier. If the name of any person other than the operating carrier appears on the motor vehicle operated under it's own power, either alone or in combination, the name of the operating carrier shall be followed by the words "operated by"
In State operating authority is not required. However, all intrastate motor carriers conducting commercial business with motor vehicles meeting any of the following criteria are required to report insurance coverage to the DMV once per year: A vehicle that operates in intrastate commerce (within Connecticut only) with a gross weight or gross  vehicle weight rating (GVWR) or gross combined weight ratings of power unit and trailer above 18,000-lbs; A vehicle used to transport hazardous materials in a quantity requiring Hazmat placarding.   In State operating authority is not required. However, all intrastate motor carriers conducting commercial business with motor vehicles meeting any of the following criteria are required to report insurance coverage to the DMV once per year: A vehicle that operates in intrastate commerce (within Connecticut only) with a gross weight or gross  vehicle weight rating (GVWR) or gross combined weight ratings of power unit and trailer above 18,000-lbs; A vehicle used to transport hazardous materials in a quantity requiring Hazmat placarding.   In State operating authority is not required. However, all intrastate motor carriers conducting commercial business with motor vehicles meeting any of the following criteria are required to report insurance coverage to the DMV once per year: A vehicle that operates in intrastate commerce (within Connecticut only) with a gross weight or gross  vehicle weight rating (GVWR) or gross combined weight ratings of power unit and trailer above 18,000-lbs; A vehicle used to transport hazardous materials in a quantity requiring Hazmat placarding.  
Insurance requirements: - Freight vehicles above 18,000-lbs are required to carry a minimum of $750,000 in Personal Injury / Property Damage liability insurance. Freight vehicles with a Gross Vehicle Weight Rating of 10,001-lbs or more hauling hauling hazardous materials requiring placarding are required to carry between $1,000,000 and $5,000,000 depending on the type of hazardous load   Insurance requirements: - Freight vehicles above 18,000-lbs are required to carry a minimum of $750,000 in Personal Injury / Property Damage liability insurance. Freight vehicles with a Gross Vehicle Weight Rating of 10,001-lbs or more hauling hauling hazardous materials requiring placarding are required to carry between $1,000,000 and $5,000,000 depending on the type of hazardous load  Insurance requirements: - Freight vehicles above 18,000-lbs are required to carry a minimum of $750,000 in Personal Injury / Property Damage liability insurance. Freight vehicles with a Gross Vehicle Weight Rating of 10,001-lbs or more hauling hauling hazardous materials requiring placarding are required to carry between $1,000,000 and $5,000,000 depending on the type of hazardous load 
If the truck owner leaves Connecticut and crosses state lines even just once with a commercial vehicle in this weight category, or with a truck and trailer combination in this weight category, the owner must have a DOT number indicating the carrier is an interstate carrier and pay UCR fees, otherwise face a $400 fine for non UCR compliance  If the truck owner leaves Connecticut and crosses state lines even just once with a commercial vehicle in this weight category, or with a truck and trailer combination in this weight category, the owner must have a DOT number indicating the carrier is an interstate carrier and pay UCR fees, otherwise face a $400 fine for non UCR compliance. Also, if the truck leaves the state, the owner has the option of signing up for an IRP/FRP license plate and IFTA fuel tax stickers, or, if just crossing on occasion into another state, obtaining a temporary permit to go into other states while still operating with the base license plate on the truck. Also, if the owner crosses state lines transporting goods that require Federal Authority, call us to obtain that authority which would include a DOT number.  If the truck owner leaves Connecticut and crosses state lines even just once with a commercial vehicle in this weight category, or with a truck and trailer combination in this weight category, the owner must have a DOT number indicating the carrier is an interstate carrier and pay UCR fees, otherwise face a $400 fine for non UCR compliance. Also, if the truck leaves the state, the owner has the option of signing up for an IRP/FRP license plate and IFTA fuel tax stickers, or, if just crossing on occasion into another state, obtaining a temporary permit to go into other states while still operating with the base license plate on the truck. Also, if the owner crosses state lines transporting goods that require Federal Authority, call us to obtain that authority which would include a DOT number. 

CONNECTICUT  DOT number - types of operation - 2
In State - For Hire
Exempt loads
10,001-lbs - 26,000-lbs
In State - For Hire
Exempt loads
Above 26,000-lbs
Crossing State Lines
For Hire
10,001-lbs - 26,000-lbs
Hauling Exempt Loads For Hire from point to point inside Connecticut at weights between 10,001-lbs and 26,000-lbs  Hauling exempt loads For Hire from point to point inside Connecticut at weights above 26,000-lbs For Hire using a flatbed truck or box truck crossing state lines with maximum weight of 26,000-lbs
DOT number requirements for hauling exempt loads from point to point within the state of Connecticut with a truck, or a truck and trailer with a Gross Vehicle Weight Rating between 10,001-lbs and 26,000-lbs, or Gross Combined Weight Ratings between 10,001-lbs and 26,000-lbs  DOT number requirements for hauling exempt loads from point to point within the state of Connecticut with a truck, or a truck and trailer with a Gross Vehicle Weight Rating above 26,000-lbs, or Gross Combined Weight Ratings above 26,000-lbs DOT number requirements for hauling loads across state lines with a truck with a Gross Vehicle Weight Rating between 10,001-lbs and 26,000-lbs, or a truck and trailer with Gross Combined Weight Ratings between 10,001-lbs and 26,000-lbs
A DOT number is required for a power vehicle with a Gross Vehicle Weight Rating of 18,001-lbs and greater, or for a power unit pulling a trailer with Gross Combined Weight Ratings of 18,001-lbs and greater. A DOT number is also required for a vehicle transporting placardable amounts of materials at any weight. A DOT number is required for a power vehicle with a Gross Vehicle Weight Rating of 18,001-lbs and greater, or for a power unit pulling a trailer with Gross Combined Weight Ratings of 18,001-lbs and greater. A DOT number is also required for a vehicle transporting placardable amounts of materials at any weight. A DOT number is required for a power vehicle with a Gross Vehicle Weight Rating of 18,001-lbs and greater, or for a power unit pulling a trailer with Gross Combined Weight Ratings of 18,001-lbs and greater. A DOT number is also required for a vehicle transporting placardable amounts of materials at any weight.
Connecticut Authority is not required Connecticut Authority is not required MC Authority is required to transport products / items / loads across state lines. UCR registration is required. Applicant is required to go through a New Entrant Safety Audit
Minimum requirement for Personal Injury / Property Damage liability insurance is $750,000 Minimum requirement for Personal Injury / Property Damage liability insurance is $750,000 Minimum requirement for Personal Injury / Property Damage liability insurance is $750,000
If the truck owner leaves Connecticut and crosses state lines even just once with a commercial vehicle in this weight category, or with a truck and trailer combination in this weight category, the owner must have a DOT number indicating the carrier is an interstate carrier and pay UCR fees, otherwise face a $400 fine for non UCR compliance  If the truck owner leaves Connecticut and crosses state lines even just once with a commercial vehicle in this weight category, or with a truck and trailer combination in this weight category, the owner must have a DOT number indicating the carrier is an interstate carrier and pay UCR fees, otherwise face a $400 fine for non UCR compliance. Also, if the truck leaves the state, the owner has the option of signing up for an IRP/FRP license plate and IFTA fuel tax stickers, or, if just crossing on occasion into another state, obtaining a temporary permit to go into other states while still operating with the base license plate on the truck. Federal operating authority will not be required as the owner will be transporting exempt commodities, but the DOT number will still need to indicate interstate exempt and UCR fees will need to be filed and paid.  UCR registration is required. Applicant is required to go through a New Entrant Safety Audit

CONNECTICUT  DOT number - types of operation - 3
Crossing State Lines
For Hire - Exempt Loads
10,001-lbs - 26,000-lbs
Crossing State Lines
For Hire - Exempt Loads
Above 26,000-lbs
Crossing State Lines
For Hire
Above 26,000-lbs
For Hire transporting  exempt loads across state lines at a gross weight between 10,001-lbs - 26,000-lbs For Hire transporting exempt loads across state lines at a gross weight above 26,000-lbs For Hire transporting non-exempt loads across state lines at a gross weight above 26,000-lbs
DOT number requirements for crossing state lines hauling exempt loads with a truck with a Gross Vehicle Weight Rating between 10,001-lbs and 26,000-lbs, or with a truck and trailer with Gross Combined Weight Ratings between 10,001-lbs and 26,000-lbs DOT number requirements for crossing state lines hauling exempt loads with a truck with a Gross Vehicle Weight Rating above 26,000-lbs, or a truck and trailer with Gross Combines Weight Ratings above 26,000-lbs DOT number requirements for crossing state lines hauling non-exempt loads with a truck with a Gross Vehicle Weight Rating, or with a truck and trailer with Gross Combined Weight Ratings above 26,000-lbs
A DOT number / USDOT number / US DOT number is required to cross state lines A DOT number / USDOT number / US DOT number is required to cross state lines A DOT number / USDOT number / US DOT number is required to cross state lines
MC Authority is not required. UCR registration is required. Applicant is required to go through a New Entrant Safety Audit. MC Authority is not required. UCR registration is required. Applicant is required to go through a New Entrant Safety Audit MC Authority is required to transport products / items / loads across state lines. UCR registration is required. Applicant is required to go through a New Entrant Safety Audit

CONNECTICUT  DOT number - type of operation - 4
In State
For Hire Operator
10,000-lbs and under
In State
Private Operator
10,000-lbs and under
In State
Private Operator
10,001-lbs - 26,000-lbs
For Hire Operators with vans or trucks transporting products from point to point inside the state of Connecticut at 10,000-lbs or under Private Operators with vans or trucks transporting products from point to point inside the state of Connecticut at 10,000-lbs or under Private Operators with trucks or trucks and trailers hauling loads from point to point within the state of Connecticut between 10,001-lbs and 26,000-lbs
DOT number requirements for transporting non-hazardous items from point to point within the state of Connecticut with a van or truck with a Gross Vehicle Weight Rating at 10,000-lbs or under, or with a truck or van pulling a trailer with Gross Combined Weight Ratings at 10,000-lbs or under  DOT number requirements for transporting non-hazardous items from point to point within the state of Connecticut with a van or truck with a Gross Vehicle Weight Rating at 10,000-lbs or under, or with a truck or van pulling a trailer with Gross Combined Weight Ratings at 10,000-lbs or under DOT number requirements for hauling non-hazardous loads from point to point within the state of Connecticut with a truck with a Gross Vehicle Weight Rating between 10,001-lbs and 26,000-lbs, or a truck and trailer with Gross Combined Weight Ratings between 10,001-lbs and 26,000-lbs 
DOT number not required unless the vehicle is used to transport hazardous materials of a type or quantity that requires marking or placarding DOT number not required unless the vehicle is used to transport hazardous materials of a type or quantity that requires marking or placarding DOT number required where the Gross Vehicle Weight Rating of a powr vehicle is 18,001-lbs or greater, or where the Gross Combined Weight Reatings of both the power vehicle and trailer are 18,001-lbs or greater
Proof of liability insurance is not required Proof of liability insurance is not required Proof of Personal Injury / Property Damage liability insurance is required where the Gross Vehicle Weight Rating of the power unit is 18,001-lbs or greater, or where the Gross Combined Weight Ratings of both the power unit and trailer combined are 18,001-lbs or greater
If the truck owner leaves Connecticut and crosses state lines even just once with a commercial vehicle in this weight category, or with a truck and trailer combination in this weight category, the owner must have a DOT number indicating the carrier is an interstate carrier and pay UCR fees, otherwise face a $400 fine for non UCR compliance

CONNECTICUT  DOT number - types of operation - 5
In State
Private Operator
Above 26,000-lbs
Crossing state Lines
Private Operator
10,000-lbs and under
Crossing State Lines
Private Operator
10,001-lbs - 26,000-lbs
Private Operators working inside Connecticut with a truck with a gross weight, or a truck and trailer with gross weights above 26,000-lb Private Operators crossing state lines with a van or truck with a gross weight at 10,000-lbs or under Private Operators crossing state lines with a truck witha gross weight, or a truck and trailer with gross weights between 10,001lbs and 26,000-lbs
DOT number requirements for hauling non-hazardous loads from point to point within the state of Connecticut with a truck with a Gross Weight Rating above 26,000-lbs, or a truck and trailer with Gross Combined Weight Ratings above 26,000-lbs DOT number requirements for transporting items across state lines with a van or a truck with a Gross Vehicle Weight Rating at 10,000-lbs and under DOT number requirements for hauling loads across state lines with a truck with a Gross Vehicle Weight Rating between 10,001-lbs and 26,000-lbs, or a truck and trailer with Gross Combined Weight Ratings between 10,001-lbs and 26,000-lbs 
DOT number is required DOT number not required DOT number is required
In State Authority is not required UCR filing is required and the carrier will be subject to the New Entrant Safety Audit
Proof of Personal Injury / Property Damage liability insurance is required
If the truck owner leaves Connecticut and crosses state lines even just once with a commercial vehicle in this weight category, or with a truck and trailer combination in this weight category, the owner must have a DOT number indicating the carrier is an interstate carrier and pay UCR fees, otherwise face a $400 fine for non UCR compliance. Also, if the truck leaves the state, the owner has the option of signing up for an IRP/FRP license plate and IFTA fuel tax stickers, or, if just crossing on occasion into another state, obtaining a temporary permit to go into other states while still operating with the base license plate on the truck. Even with just one trip into another state, the DOT number will still be required showing the carrier is interstate and operating as a private carrier.

CONNECTICUT  DOT number - types of operation - 6
Crossing State Lines
Private Operators
Above 26,000-lbs
-  Farmers  -
In State Only
Above 26,000-lbs
-  Farmers  -
Crossing State Lines
Above 26,000-lbs
Private Operators crossing state lines with vehicles at a gross weight above 26,000-lbs Farm-plated trucks hauling loads inside the state of Connecticut without crossing state lines Farm-plated trucks hauling loads inside the state of Connecticut AND crossing state lines with loads
DOT number requirements for crossing state lines hauling non-exempt loads with a truck with a Gross Vehicle Weight Rating, or with a truck and trailer with Gross Combined Weight Ratings above 26,000-lbs DOT number requirements for farmers hauling their own loads or items that belong to the farm and the farmer is not getting paid to haul or transport these loads or items within the state of Connecticut DOT number requirements for farmers crossing state lines hauling their own farm-based loads and not getting paid to haul items or loads across state lines using a truck with a Gross Vehicle Weight Rating, or with a truck and trailer with Gross Combined Weight Ratings above 26,000-lbs
A DOT number / USDOT number / US DOT number is required DOT number not required A DOT number is required to cross state lines 
UCR registration is required, Applicant is required to go through a New Entrant Safety Audit If the truck owner leaves Connecticut and crosses state lines even just once with a commercial vehicle in this weight category, or with a truck and trailer combination in this weight category, the owner must have a DOT number indicating the carrier is an interstate carrier and pay UCR fees, otherwise face a $400 fine for non UCR compliance
IFTA fuel tax registration is required. UCR registration is required. Applicant is required to go through a New Entrant Safety Audit

* * * * *           DELAWARE           * * * * *

DELAWARE  DOT number requirements
 * * * * *      Please Note      * * * * *
1.  A DOT number is a Federally issued number. A DOT number is not issued by the state of Delaware. When you are required to obtain a DOT number, the number is issued by the Federal Government in Washington, DC. The number is actually a USDOT number - a United States Department of Transportation number. It is also known as a US DOT number, but is commonly refered to as a 'DOT number'. So, when you are required to obtain a DOT number, you will be aquiring a USDOT number.
2.  When applying for a DOT number, 'Carrier' is the designation assigned to the applicant, whether a Person, Business or a Company that operates a vehicle or vehicles that either belong to them, or are being leased by them. A 'Registrant' is an 'Owner' of a truck that is leased to a trucking company and operates under that   trucking company's name and DOT number and, usually, MC number. Registrants are paid by trucking companies to haul loads and Registrants are not issued DOT numbers. When operating a commercial vehicle, you are either a 'Registrant' or a 'Carrier'. When applying for a DOT number, whether you have a van, pickup truck, full size truck, box truck, flatbed truck or semi-tractor, you are assigned the term 'Carrier'. As far as the DOT is concerned, you are a 'Carrier', whether you are a 'Private Carrier' driving a pickup truck and servicing the oil rigs in Texas or North Dakota, or as an owner of an 80,000-lbs semi-tractor and trailer running willy-nilly all over the country as a 'For-Hire Carrier'.  You will be a 'Carrier'
3.  If you are hauling, transporting or working exclusively within the state of Delaware without crossing state lines, then the 'In State' categories shown in the tables below apply to your operation. Your DOT number will show that you are an Intrastate Carrier.
4.  If you are hauling or transporting loads or items across state lines ONLY and never hauling or transporting loads or items from one point in Delaware to another point in Delaware, then 'Crossing State Lines' applies to your operation and your DOT number will show you are an Interstate Carrier.
5.  If you are hauling or transporting from one point in Delaware to another point in Delaware the AND you are occasionally crossing state lines, or crossing state lines on a regular basis, then you need to look at both the 'In-State' requirements and the 'Crossing State Lines' requirements. If you are a 'For-Hire' Carrier, then you may end up getting a DOT (USDOT) number, State Authority to operate within the state of Delaware, and Federal Authority to cross state lines with loads. If you cross state lines just once with your commercial vehicle, you are an 'Interstate Carrier'. This would not apply if you are purchasing a vehicle in one state, crossing state lines to bring the vehicle home and then operate exclusively within your home state of Delaware. While you do this, you are not strictly operating 'In Commerce', you are merely transporting the vehicle back to your state of operation of Delaware. However, if you have not been issued a DOT number while driving back home, you may be stopped and told to get a DOT number. If you are, contact us.
6.  Service Contractors or Contractors hauling their own tools or equipment within the state of Delaware or across state lines are referred to as 'Private Carriers'.
7.  If you are a contractor who does concrete work, as an example, then you would be considered a 'Private Carrier' because you are getting paid to provide a service job. If you pick up a load of gravel, transport that gravel, dump it and get paid for transporting the gravel, then leave without doing anything further with that gravel, you would be considered a 'For Hire' Carrier. You would be considered a 'For-Hire Carrier' because someone hired you to transport the gravel and do nothing else with the gravel. You can be both a 'Private Carrier' and a 'For Hire Carrier', but if you do any 'For-Hire Carrier' work, then you must register as a 'For Hire Carrier' (if that's required by the state. Check the listings below to see if you are required to register as an In-State, For-Hire Carrier ).

DELAWARE  DOT number - types of operation - 1
In State - For Hire
10,001-lbs - 26,000-lbs
In State - For Hire
Above 26,000-lbs
In State - For Hire
Tri-Axle & Quad-Axle
Hauling loads from point to point inside Delaware Hauling loads from point to point inside Delaware Construction work inside the state of Delaware
DOT number requirements for hauling non-hazardous loads from point to point within the state of Delaware with a truck with a Gross Vehicle Weight Rating between 10,001-lbs and 26,000-lbs, or a truck and trailer with Gross Combined Weight Ratings of 10,001-lbs to 26,000-lbs DOT number requirements for hauling non-hazardous loads from point to point within the state of Delaware with a truck with a Gross Vehicle Weight Rating above 26,000-lbs, or a truck and trailer with Gross Combined Weight Ratings above 26,000-lbs DOT number requirements for hauling non-hazardous loads from point to point within the state of Delaware with Tri-Axle trucks and Quad-Axle trucks with a Gross Weight Rating above 26,000-lbs
DOT number not required unless the vehicle is used to transport hazardous materials of a type or quantity that required marking or placarding DOT number is required DOT number is required
Delaware has no statutory provisions to obtain intrastate operating authority. However, vehicles must be registered and meet Delaware insurance requirements. Delaware has no statutory provisions to obtain intrastate operating authority. However, vehicles must be registered and meet Delaware insurance requirements. Delaware has no statutory provisions to obtain intrastate operating authority. However, vehicles must be registered and meet Delaware insurance requirements.
If the truck owner leaves Delaware and crosses state lines even just once with a commercial vehicle in this weight category, or with a truck and trailer combination in this weight category, the owner must have a DOT number indicating the carrier is an interstate carrier and pay UCR fees, otherwise face a $400 fine for non UCR compliance  If the truck owner leaves Delaware and crosses state lines even just once with a commercial vehicle in this weight category, or with a truck and trailer combination in this weight category, the owner must have a DOT number indicating the carrier is an interstate carrier and pay UCR fees, otherwise face a $400 fine for non UCR compliance. Also, if the truck leaves the state, the owner has the option of signing up for an IRP/FRP license plate and IFTA fuel tax stickers, or, if just crossing on occasion into another state, obtaining a temporary permit to go into other states while still operating with the base license plate on the truck. Also, if the owner crosses state lines transporting goods that require Federal Authority, call us to obtain that authority which would include a DOT number.  If the truck owner leaves Delaware and crosses state lines even just once with a commercial vehicle in this weight category, or with a truck and trailer combination in this weight category, the owner must have a DOT number indicating the carrier is an interstate carrier and pay UCR fees, otherwise face a $400 fine for non UCR compliance. Also, if the truck leaves the state, the owner has the option of signing up for an IRP/FRP license plate and IFTA fuel tax stickers, or, if just crossing on occasion into another state, obtaining a temporary permit to go into other states while still operating with the base license plate on the truck. Also, if the owner crosses state lines transporting goods that require Federal Authority, call us to obtain that authority which would include a DOT number. 

DELAWARE  DOT number - types of operation - 2
In State - For Hire
Exempt loads
10,001-lbs - 26,000-lbs
In State - For Hire
Exempt loads
Above 26,000-lbs
Crossing State Lines
For Hire
10,001-lbs - 26,000-lbs
Hauling Exempt Loads For Hire from point to point inside Delaware at weights between 10,001-lbs and 26,000-lbs  Hauling exempt loads For Hire from point to point inside Delaware at weights above 26,000-lbs For Hire using a flatbed truck or box truck crossing state lines with maximum weight of 26,000-lbs
DOT number requirements for hauling exempt loads from point to point within the state of Delaware with a truck, or a truck and trailer with a Gross Vehicle Weight Rating, or Gross Combined Weight Ratings between 10,001-lbs and 26,000-lbs  DOT number requirements for hauling exempt loads from point to point within the state of Delaware with a truck, or a truck and trailer with a Gross Vehicle Weight Rating, or Gross Combined Weight Ratings above 26,000-lbs DOT number requirements for hauling loads across state lines with a truck with a Gross Vehicle Weight Rating, or a truck and trailer with Gross Combined Weight Ratings between 10,001-lbs and 26,000-lbs
DOT number not required unless the vehicle is used to transport hazardous materials of a type or quantity that requires marking or placarding DOT number is required DOT number is required
Delaware has not special statutory provisions for operating authority for carriers of exempt commodities operating intrastate. Vehicles operating intrastate transporting exempt commodities must be registered in Delaware  Delaware has not special statutory provisions for operating authority for carriers of exempt commodities operating intrastate. Vehicles operating intrastate transporting exempt commodities must be registered in Delaware  MC Authority is required to transport products / items / loads across state lines. UCR registration is required. Applicant is required to go through a New Entrant Safety Audit
If the truck owner leaves Delaware and crosses state lines even just once with a commercial vehicle in this weight category, or with a truck and trailer combination in this weight category, the owner must have a DOT number indicating the carrier is an interstate carrier and pay UCR fees, otherwise face a $400 fine for non UCR compliance  If the truck owner leaves Delaware and crosses state lines even just once with a commercial vehicle in this weight category, or with a truck and trailer combination in this weight category, the owner must have a DOT number indicating the carrier is an interstate carrier and pay UCR fees, otherwise face a $400 fine for non UCR compliance. Also, if the truck leaves the state, the owner has the option of signing up for an IRP/FRP license plate and IFTA fuel tax stickers, or, if just crossing on occasion into another state, obtaining a temporary permit to go into other states while still operating with the base license plate on the truck. Federal operating authority will not be required as the owner will be transporting exempt commodities, but the DOT number will still need to indicate interstate exempt and UCR fees will need to be filed and paid.  Minimum requirement for Personal Injury / Property Damage liability insurance is $750,000
UCR registration is required. Applicant is required to go through a New Entrant Safety Audit

DELAWARE  DOT number - types of operation - 3
Crossing State Lines
For Hire - Exempt Loads
10,001-lbs - 26,000-lbs
Crossing State Lines
For Hire - Exempt Loads
Above 26,000-lbs
Crossing State Lines
For Hire
Above 26,000-lbs
For Hire transporting  exempt loads across state lines at a gross weight between 10,001-lbs - 26,000-lbs For Hire transporting exempt loads across state lines at a gross weight above 26,000-lbs For Hire transporting non-exempt loads across state lines at a gross weight above 26,000-lbs
DOT number requirements for crossing state lines hauling exempt loads with a truck with a Gross Vehicle Weight Rating between 10,001-lbs and 26,000-lbs, or with a truck and trailer with Gross Combined Weight Ratings between 10,001-lbs and 26,000-lbs DOT number requirements for crossing state lines hauling exempt loads with a truck with a Gross Vehicle Weight Rating above 26,000-lbs, or a truck and trailer with Gross Combines Weight Ratings above 26,000-lbs DOT number requirements for crossing state lines hauling non-exempt loads with a truck with a Gross Vehicle Weight Rating, or with a truck and trailer with Gross Combined Weight Ratings above 26,000-lbs
A DOT number / USDOT number / US DOT number is required to cross state lines A DOT number / USDOT number / US DOT number is required to cross state lines A DOT number / USDOT number / US DOT number is required to cross state lines
MC Authority is not required. UCR registration is required. Applicant is required to go through a New Entrant Safety Audit. MC Authority is not required. UCR registration is required. Applicant is required to go through a New Entrant Safety Audit. MC Authority is required to transport products / items / loads across state lines. UCR registration is required. Applicant is required to go through a New Entrant Safety Audit

DELAWARE  DOT number - type of operation - 4
In State
For Hire Operator
10,000-lbs and under
In State
Private Operator
10,000-lbs and under
In State
Private Operator
10,001-lbs - 26,000-lbs
For Hire Operators with vans or trucks transporting products from point to point inside the state of Delaware at 10,000-lbs or under Private Operators with vans or trucks transporting products from point to point inside the state of Delaware at 10,000-lbs or under Private Operators with trucks, or trucks and trailers hauling loads from point to point within the state of Delaware between 10,001-lbs and 26,000-lbs
DOT number requirements for transporting non-hazardous items from point to point within the state of Delaware with a van or truck with a Gross Vehicle Weight Rating at 10,000-lbs or under  DOT number requirements for transporting non-hazardous items from point to point within the state of Delaware with a van or truck with a Gross Vehicle Weight Rating at 10,000-lbs or under DOT number requirements for hauling non-hazardous loads from point to point within the state of Delaware with a truck with a Gross Vehicle Weight Rating between 10,001-lbs and 26,000-lbs, or a truck and trailer with Gross Combined Weight Ratings between 10,001-lbs and 26,000-lbs 
DOT number not required unless the vehicle is used to transport hazardous materials of a type or quantity that requires marking or placarding DOT number not required unless the vehicle is used to transport hazardous materials of a type or quantity that requires marking or placarding DOT number not required unless the vehicle is used to transport hazardous materials of a type or quantity that requires marking or placarding
If the truck owner leaves Delaware and crosses state lines even just once with a commercial vehicle in this weight category, or with a truck and trailer combination in this weight category, the owner must have a DOT number indicating the carrier is an interstate carrier and pay UCR fees, otherwise face a $400 fine for non UCR compliance

DELAWARE  DOT number - types of operation - 5
In State
Private Operator
Above 26,000-lbs
Crossing state Lines
Private Operator
10,000-lbs and under
Crossing State Lines
Private Operator
10,001-lbs - 26,000-lbs
Private Operators working inside Delaware with a truck with a gross weight, or a truck and trailer with gross weights above 26,000-lb Private Operators crossing state lines with a van or truck with a gross weight at 10,000-lbs or under Private Operators crossing state lines with a truck with a gross weight, or a truck and trailer with gross weights between 10,001-lbs and 26,000-lbs
DOT number requirements for hauling non-hazardous loads from point to point within the state of Delaware with a truck with a Gross Weight Rating, or a truck and trailer with Gross Combined Weight Ratings above 26,000-lbs DOT number requirements for transporting items across state lines with a van or a truck with a Gross Vehicle Weight Rating at 10,000-lbs and under DOT number requirements for hauling loads across state lines with a truck with a Gross Vehicle Weight Rating between 10,001-lbs and 26,000-lbs, or a truck and trailer with Gross Combined Weight Ratings between 10,001-lbs and 26,000-lbs 
DOT number is required DOT number not required DOT number is required
In State Authority is not required
UCR filing is required and the carrier will be subject to the New Entrant Safety Audit
If the truck owner leaves Delaware and crosses state lines even just once with a commercial vehicle in this weight category, or with a truck and trailer combination in this weight category, the owner must have a DOT number indicating the carrier is an interstate carrier and pay UCR fees, otherwise face a $400 fine for non UCR compliance. Also, if the truck leaves the state, the owner has the option of signing up for an IRP/FRP license plate and IFTA fuel tax stickers, or, if just crossing on occasion into another state, obtaining a temporary permit to go into other states while still operating with the base license plate on the truck. Even with just one trip into another state, the DOT number will still be required showing the carrier is interstate and operating as a private carrier.
 
DELAWARE  DOT number - types of operation - 6
Crossing State Lines
Private Operators
Above 26,000-lbs
-  Farmers  -
In State Only
Above 26,000-lbs
-  Farmers  -
Crossing State Lines
Above 26,000-lbs
Private Operators crossing state lines with vehicles at a gross weight above 26,000-lbs Farm-plated trucks hauling loads inside the state of Delaware without crossing state lines Farm-plated trucks hauling loads inside the state of Delaware AND crossing state lines with loads
DOT number requirements for crossing state lines hauling non-exempt loads with a truck with a Gross Vehicle Weight Rating, or with a truck and trailer with Gross Combined Weight Ratings above 26,000-lbs DOT number requirements for farmers hauling their own loads or items that belong to the farm and the farmer is not getting paid to haul or transport these loads or items within the state of Delaware DOT number requirements for farmers crossing state lines hauling their own farm-based loads and not getting paid to haul items or loads across state lines using a truck with a Gross Vehicle Weight Rating, or with a truck and trailer with Gross Combined Weight Ratings above 26,000-lbs
A DOT number / USDOT number / US DOT number is required DOT number not required A DOT number is required to cross state lines 
UCR registration is required, Applicant is required to go through a New Entrant Safety Audit If the truck owner leaves Delaware and crosses state lines even just once with a commercial vehicle in this weight category, or with a truck and trailer combination in this weight category, the owner must have a DOT number indicating the carrier is an interstate carrier and pay UCR fees, otherwise face a $400 fine for non UCR compliance A fuel tax registration is required. UCR registration is required. Applicant is required to go through a New

* * * * *        FLORIDA        * * * * *

FLORIDA  DOT number requirements 
 * * * * *      Please Note      * * * * *
1.  A DOT number is a Federally issued number. A DOT number is not issued by the state of Florida. When you are required to obtain a DOT number, the number is issued by the Federal Government in Washington, DC. The number is actually a USDOT number - a United States Department of Transportation number. It is also known as a US DOT number, but is commonly refered to as a 'DOT number'. So, when you are required to obtain a DOT number, you will be aquiring a USDOT number.
2.  When applying for a DOT number, 'Carrier' is the designation assigned to the applicant, whether a Person, Business or a Company that operates a vehicle or vehicles that either belong to them, or are being leased by them. A 'Registrant' is an 'Owner' of a truck that is leased to a trucking company and operates under that   trucking company's name and DOT number and, usually, MC number. Registrants are paid by trucking companies to haul loads and Registrants are not issued DOT numbers. When operating a commercial vehicle, you are either a 'Registrant' or a 'Carrier'. When applying for a DOT number, whether you have a van, pickup truck, full size truck, box truck, flatbed truck or semi-tractor, you are assigned the term 'Carrier'. As far as the DOT is concerned, you are a 'Carrier', whether you are a 'Private Carrier' driving a pickup truck and servicing the oil rigs in Texas or North Dakota, or as an owner of an 80,000-lbs semi-tractor and trailer running willy-nilly all over the country as a 'For-Hire Carrier'.  You will be a 'Carrier'
3.  If you are hauling, transporting or working exclusively within the state of Florida without crossing state lines, then the 'In State' categories shown in the tables below apply to your operation. Your DOT number will show that you are an Intrastate Carrier.
4.  If you are hauling or transporting loads or items across state lines ONLY and never hauling or transporting loads or items from one point in Florida to another point in Florida, then 'Crossing State Lines' applies to your operation and your DOT number will show you are an Interstate Carrier.
5.  If you are hauling or transporting from one point in Florida to another point in Florida AND you are occasionally crossing state lines, or crossing state lines on a regular basis, then you need to look at both the 'In-State' requirements and the 'Crossing State Lines' requirements. If you are a 'For-Hire' Carrier, then you may end up getting a DOT (USDOT) number, State Authority to operate within the state of Florida, and Federal Authority to cross state lines with loads. If you cross state lines just once with your commercial vehicle, you are an 'Interstate Carrier'. This would not apply if you are purchasing a vehicle in one state, crossing state lines to bring the vehicle home to Florida and then operate exclusively within your home state of Florida. While you do this, you are not strictly operating 'In Commerce', you are merely transporting the vehicle back to your state of operation of Florida. However, if you have not been issued a DOT number while driving back home, you may be stopped and told to get a DOT number. If you are, contact us.
6.  Service Contractors or Contractors hauling their own tools or equipment within the state of Florida or across state lines are referred to as 'Private Carriers'.
7.  If you are a contractor who does concrete work, as an example, then you would be considered a 'Private Carrier' because you are getting paid to provide a service job. If you pick up a load of gravel, transport that gravel, dump it and get paid for transporting the gravel, then leave without doing anything further with that gravel, you would be considered a 'For Hire' Carrier. You would be considered a 'For-Hire Carrier' because someone hired you to transport the gravel and do nothing else with the gravel. You can be both a 'Private Carrier' and a 'For Hire Carrier', but if you do any 'For-Hire Carrier' work, then you must register as a 'For Hire Carrier' (if that's required by the state. Check the listings below to see if you are required to register as an In-State, For-Hire Carrier )

FLORIDA  DOT number - types of operation - 1
In State - For Hire
10,001-lbs - 26,000-lbs
In State - For Hire
Above 26,000-lbs
In State - For Hire
Tri-Axle & Quad-Axle
Hauling loads from point to point inside Florida Hauling loads from point to point inside Florida Construction work inside the state of Florida
DOT number requirements for hauling non-hazardous loads from point to point within the state of Florida with a truck with a Gross Vehicle Weight Rating between 10,001-lbs and 26,000-lbs, or a truck and trailer with Gross Combined Weight Ratings of 10,001-lbs to 26,000-lbs DOT number requirements for hauling non-hazardous loads from point to point within the state of Florida with a truck with a Gross Vehicle Weight Rating above 26,000-lbs, or a truck and trailer with Gross Combined Weight Ratings above 26,000-lbs DOT number requirements for hauling non-hazardous loads from point to point within the state of Florida with Tri-Axle trucks and Quad-Axle trucks with a Gross Weight Rating above 26,000-lbs
A DOT number is not required except when transporting hazardous materials requiring placarding or transporting hazardous materials in a vehicle with a Gross Vehicle Weight Rating of 10,001-lbs or more.   A DOT number is required A DOT number is required
Florida has no statutory provisions to obtain intrastate authority unless hauling livestock on a For-Hire basis where a permit is required by the state.  Florida has no statutory provisions to obtain intrastate authority unless hauling livestock on a For-Hire basis where a permit is required by the state. Florida has no statutory provisions to obtain intra-state authority for tri-axle and quad-axle dump trucks
If the truck owner leaves Florida and crosses state lines even just once with a commercial vehicle in this weight category, or with a truck and trailer combination in this weight category, the owner must have a DOT number indicating the carrier is an interstate carrier and pay UCR fees, otherwise face a $400 fine for non UCR compliance  If the truck owner leaves Florida and crosses state lines even just once with a commercial vehicle in this weight category, or with a truck and trailer combination in this weight category, the owner must have a DOT number indicating the carrier is an interstate carrier and pay UCR fees, otherwise face a $400 fine for non UCR compliance. Also, if the truck leaves the state, the owner has the option of signing up for an IRP/FRP license plate and IFTA fuel tax stickers, or, if just crossing on occasion into another state, obtaining a temporary permit to go into other states while still operating with the base license plate on the truck. Also, if the owner crosses state lines transporting goods that require Federal Authority, call us to obtain that authority which would include a DOT number.  If the truck owner leaves Florida and crosses state lines even just once with a commercial vehicle in this weight category, or with a truck and trailer combination in this weight category, the owner must have a DOT number indicating the carrier is an interstate carrier and pay UCR fees, otherwise face a $400 fine for non UCR compliance. Also, if the truck leaves the state, the owner has the option of signing up for an IRP/FRP license plate and IFTA fuel tax stickers, or, if just crossing on occasion into another state, obtaining a temporary permit to go into other states while still operating with the base license plate on the truck. Also, if the owner crosses state lines transporting goods that require Federal Authority, call us to obtain that authority which would include a DOT number.

FLORIDA  DOT number - types of operation - 2
In State - For Hire
Exempt loads
10,001-lbs - 26,000-lbs
In State - For Hire
Exempt loads
Above 26,000-lbs
Crossing State Lines
For Hire
10,001-lbs - 26,000-lbs
Hauling Exempt Loads For Hire from point to point inside Florida at weights between 10,001-lbs and 26,000-lbs  Hauling exempt loads For Hire from point to point inside Florida at weights above 26,000-lbs For Hire using a flatbed truck or box truck crossing state lines with maximum weight of 26,000-lbs
DOT number requirements for hauling exempt loads from point to point within the state of Florida with a truck, or a truck and trailer with a Gross Vehicle Weight Rating, or Gross Combined Weight Ratings between 10,001-lbs and 26,000-lbs  DOT number requirements for hauling exempt loads from point to point within the state of Florida with a truck, or a truck and trailer with a Gross Vehicle Weight Rating, or Gross Combined Weight Ratings above 26,000-lbs DOT number requirements for hauling loads across state lines with a truck with a Gross Vehicle Weight Rating, or a truck and trailer with Gross Combined Weight Ratings between 10,001-lbs and 26,000-lbs
DOT number not required unless the vehicle is used to transport hazardous materials of a type or quantity that requires marking or placarding DOT number is required DOT number is required
Florida has no statutory provisions to obtain intrastate authority unless hauling livestock on a For-Hire basis where a permit is required by the state.  Florida has no statutory provisions to obtain intrastate authority unless hauling livestock on a For-Hire basis where a permit is required by the state.  MC Authority is required to transport products / items / loads across state lines. UCR registration is required. Applicant is required to go through a New Entrant Safety Audit
If the truck owner leaves Florida and crosses state lines even just once with a commercial vehicle in this weight category, or with a truck and trailer combination in this weight category, the owner must have a DOT number indicating the carrier is an interstate carrier and pay UCR fees, otherwise face a $400 fine for non UCR compliance  If the truck owner leaves Florida and crosses state lines even just once with a commercial vehicle in this weight category, or with a truck and trailer combination in this weight category, the owner must have a DOT number indicating the carrier is an interstate carrier and pay UCR fees, otherwise face a $400 fine for non UCR compliance. Also, if the truck leaves the state, the owner has the option of signing up for an IRP/FRP license plate and IFTA fuel tax stickers, or, if just crossing on occasion into another state, obtaining a temporary permit to go into other states while still operating with the base license plate on the truck. Federal operating authority will not be required as the owner will be transporting exempt commodities, but the DOT number will still need to indicate interstate exempt and UCR fees will need to be filed and paid.  Minimum requirement for Personal Injury / Property Damage liability insurance is $750,000
UCR registration is required. Applicant is required to go through a New Entrant Safetsy Audit

FLORIDA  DOT number - types of operation - 3
Crossing State Lines
For Hire - Exempt Loads
10,001-lbs - 26,000-lbs
Crossing State Lines
For Hire - Exempt Loads
Above 26,000-lbs
Crossing State Lines
For Hire
Above 26,000-lbs
For Hire transporting  exempt loads across state lines at a gross weight between 10,001-lbs - 26,000-lbs For Hire transporting exempt loads across state lines at a gross weight above 26,000-lbs For Hire transporting non-exempt loads across state lines at a gross weight above 26,000-lbs
DOT number requirements for crossing state lines hauling exempt loads with a truck with a Gross Vehicle Weight Rating between 10,001-lbs and 26,000-lbs, or with a truck and trailer with Gross Combined Weight Ratings between 10,001-lbs and 26,000-lbs DOT number requirements for crossing state lines hauling exempt loads with a truck with a Gross Vehicle Weight Rating above 26,000-lbs, or a truck and trailer with Gross Combines Weight Ratings above 26,000-lbs DOT number requirements for crossing state lines hauling non-exempt loads with a truck with a Gross Vehicle Weight Rating, or with a truck and trailer with Gross Combined Weight Ratings above 26,000-lbs
A DOT number / USDOT number / US DOT number is required to cross state lines A DOT number / USDOT number / US DOT number is required to cross state lines A DOT number / USDOT number / US DOT number is required to cross state lines
MC Authority is not required. UCR registration is required. Applicant is required to go through a New Entrant Safety Audit. MC Authority is not required. UCR registration is required. Applicant is required to go through a New Entrant Safety Audit. MC Authority is required to transport products / items / loads across state lines. UCR registration is required. Applicant is required to go through a New Entrant Safety Audit

FLORIDA  DOT number - type of operation - 4
In State
For Hire Operator
10,000-lbs and under
In State
Private Operator
10,000-lbs and under
In State
Private Operator
10,001-lbs - 26,000-lbs
For Hire Operators with vans or trucks transporting products from point to point inside the state of Florida at 10,000-lbs or under Private Operators with vans or trucks transporting products from point to point inside the state of Florida at 10,000-lbs or under Private Operators with trucks, or trucks and trailers hauling loads from point to point within the state of Florida between 10,001-lbs and 26,000-lbs
DOT number requirements for transporting non-hazardous items from point to point within the state of Florida with a van or truck with a Gross Vehicle Weight Rating at 10,000-lbs or under  DOT number requirements for transporting non-hazardous items from point to point within the state of Florida with a van or truck with a Gross Vehicle Weight Rating at 10,000-lbs or under DOT number requirements for hauling non-hazardous loads from point to point within the state of Florida with a truck with a Gross Vehicle Weight Rating between 10,001-lbs and 26,000-lbs, or a truck and trailer with Gross Combined Weight Ratings between 10,001-lbs and 26,000-lbs
DOT number not required unless the vehicle is used to transport hazardous materials of a type or quantity that requires marking or placarding DOT number not required unless the vehicle is used to transport hazardous materials of a type or quantity that requires marking or placarding DOT number not required unless the vehicle is used to transport hazardous materials of a type or quantity that requires marking or placarding
If the truck owner leaves Florida and crosses state lines even just once with a commercial vehicle in this weight category, or with a truck and trailer combination in this weight category, the owner must have a DOT number indicating the carrier is an interstate carrier and pay UCR fees, otherwise face a $400 fine for non UCR compliance

FLORIDA  DOT number - types of operation - 5
In State
Private Operator
Above 26,000-lbs
Crossing state Lines
Private Operator
10,000-lbs and under
Crossing State Lines
Private Operator
10,001-lbs - 26,000-lbs
Private Operators working inside Florida with a truck with a gross weight, or a truck and trailer with gross weights above 26,000-lb Private Operators crossing state lines with a van or truck with a gross weight at 10,000-lbs or under Private Operators crossing state lines with a truck with a gross weight, or a truck and trailer with gross weights between 10,001-lbs and 26,000-lbs
DOT number requirements for hauling non-hazardous loads form point ot point within the state of Florida with a truck with a Gross Weight Rating above 26,000-lbs, or a truck and trailer with Gross Combined Weight Ratings above 26,000-lbs DOT number requirements for transporting items across state lines with a van or a truck with a Gross Vehicle Weight Rating at 10,000-lbs and under DOT number requirements for hauling loads across state lines with a truck with a Gross Vehicle Weight Rating between 10,001-lbs and 26,000-lbs, or a truck and trailer with Gross Combined Weight Ratings between 10,001-lbs and 26,000-lbs 
DOT number is required DOT number is required DOT number is required
In State Authority is not required UCR filing is required and the carrier will be subject to the New Entrant Safety Audit
Anyone (except common carriers operating over regulated routes and schedules) importing or bringing into the state of Florida tangible personal property taxable under the Florida Sales adn Use Tax Law must register as a dealer and secure an Importation Permit.
If the truck owner leaves Florida and crosses state lines even just once with a commercial vehicle in this weight category, or with a truck and trailer combination in this weight category, the owner must have a DOT number indicating the carrier is an interstate carrier and pay UCR fees, otherwise face a $400 fine for non UCR compliance. Also, if the truck leaves the state, the owner has the option of signing up for an IRP/FRP license plate and IFTA fuel tax stickers, or, if just crossing on occasion into another state, obtaining a temporary permit to go into other states while still operating with the base license plate on the truck. Even with just one trip into another state, the DOT number will still be required showing the carrier is interstate and operating as a private carrier.

FLORIDA  DOT number - types of operation - 6
Crossing State Lines
Private Operators
Above 26,000-lbs
-  Farmers  -
In State Only
Above 26,000-lbs
-  Farmers  -
Crossing State Lines
Above 26,000-lbs
Private Operators crossing state lines with vehicles at a gross weight above 26,000-lbs Farm-plated trucks hauling loads inside the state of Florida without crossing state lines Farm-plated trucks hauling loads inside the state of Florida AND crossing state lines with loads
DOT number requirements for crossing state lines hauling non-exempt loads with a truck with a Gross Vehicle Weight Rating, or with a truck and trailer with Gross Combined Weight Ratings above 26,000-lbs DOT number requirements for farmers hauling their own loads or items that belong to the farm and the farmer is not getting paid to haul or transport these loads or items within the state of Florida DOT number requirements for farmers crossing state lines hauling their own farm-based loads and not getting paid to haul items or loads across state lines using a truck with a Gross Vehicle Weight Rating, or with a truck and trailer with Gross Combined Weight Ratings above 26,000-lbs
A DOT number / USDOT number / US DOT number is required DOT number not required A DOT number is required to cross state lines 
UCR registration is required, Applicant is required to go through a New Entrant Safety Audit If the truck owner leaves Florida and crosses state lines even just once with a commercial vehicle in this weight category, or with a truck and trailer combination in this weight category, the owner must have a DOT number indicating the carrier is an interstate carrier and pay UCR fees, otherwise face a $400 fine for non UCR compliance
IFTA fuel tax registration is required. UCR registration is required. Applicant is required to go through a New Entrant Safety Audit

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GEORGIA  DOT number requirements
 * * * * *      Please Note      * * * * *
1.  A DOT number is a Federally issued number. A DOT number is not issued by the state of Georgia. When you are required to obtain a DOT number, the number is issued by the Federal Government in Washington, DC. The number is actually a USDOT number - a United States Department of Transportation number. It is also known as a US DOT number, but is commonly refered to as a 'DOT number'. So, when you are required to obtain a DOT number, you will be aquiring a USDOT number.
2.  When applying for a DOT number, 'Carrier' is the designation assigned to the applicant, whether a Person, Business or a Company that operates a vehicle or vehicles that either belong to them, or are being leased by them. A 'Registrant' is an 'Owner' of a truck that is leased to a trucking company and operates under that   trucking company's name and DOT number and, usually, MC number. Registrants are paid by trucking companies to haul loads and Registrants are not issued DOT numbers. When operating a commercial vehicle, you are either a 'Registrant' or a 'Carrier'. When applying for a DOT number, whether you have a van, pickup truck, full size truck, box truck, flatbed truck or semi-tractor, you are assigned the term 'Carrier'. As far as the DOT is concerned, you are a 'Carrier', whether you are a 'Private Carrier' driving a pickup truck and servicing the oil rigs in Texas or North Dakota, or as an owner of an 80,000-lbs semi-tractor and trailer running willy-nilly all over the country as a 'For-Hire Carrier'.  You will be a 'Carrier'
3.  If you are hauling, transporting or working exclusively within the state of Georgia without crossing state lines, then the 'In State' categories shown in the tables below apply to your operation. Your DOT number will show that you are an Intrastate Carrier.
4.  If you are hauling or transporting loads or items across state lines ONLY and never hauling or transporting loads or items from one point in Georgia to another point in Georgia, then 'Crossing State Lines' applies to your operation and your DOT number will show you are an Interstate Carrier.
5.  If you are hauling or transporting from one point in Georgia to another point in Georgia AND you are occasionally crossing state lines, or crossing state lines on a regular basis, then you need to look at both the 'In-State' requirements and the 'Crossing State Lines' requirements. If you are a 'For-Hire' Carrier, then you may end up getting a DOT (USDOT) number, State Authority to operate within the state of Georgia, and Federal Authority to cross state lines with loads. If you cross state lines just once with your commercial vehicle, you are an 'Interstate Carrier'. This would not apply if you are purchasing a vehicle in one state, crossing state lines to bring the vehicle home and then operate exclusively within your home state of Georgia. While you do this, you are not strictly operating 'In Commerce', you are merely transporting the vehicle back to your state of operation of Georgia. However, if you have not been issued a DOT number while driving back home to Georgia, you may be stopped and told to get a DOT number. If you are, contact us.
6.  Service Contractors or Contractors hauling their own tools or equipment within the state of Georgia or across state lines are referred to as 'Private Carriers'.
7.  If you are a contractor who does concrete work, as an example, then you would be considered a 'Private Carrier' because you are getting paid to provide a service job. If you pick up a load of gravel, transport that gravel, dump it and get paid for transporting the gravel, then leave without doing anything further with that gravel, you would be considered a 'For Hire' Carrier. You would be considered a 'For-Hire Carrier' because someone hired you to transport the gravel and do nothing else with the gravel. You can be both a 'Private Carrier' and a 'For Hire Carrier', but if you do any 'For-Hire Carrier' work, then you must register as a 'For Hire Carrier' (if that's required by the state. Check the listings below to see if you are required to register as an In-State, For-Hire Carrier ).

GEORGIA  DOT number - types of operation - 1
In State - For Hire
10,001-lbs - 26,000-lbs
In State - For Hire
Above 26,000-lbs
In State - For Hire
Tri-Axle & Quad-Axle
Hauling loads from point to point inside Georgia Hauling loads from point to point inside Georgia Construction work inside the state of Georgia
DOT number requirements for hauling non-hazardous loads from point to point within the state of Georgia with a truck with a Gross Vehicle Weight Rating between 10,001-lbs and 26,000-lbs, or a truck and trailer with Gross Combined Weight Ratings of 10,001-lbs to 26,000-lbs DOT number requirements for hauling non-hazardous loads from point to point within the state of Georgia with a truck with a Gross Vehicle Weight Rating above 26,000-lbs, or a truck and trailer with Gross Combined Weight Ratings above 26,000-lbs DOT number requirements for hauling non-hazardous loads from point to point within the state of Georgia with Tri-Axle trucks and Quad-Axle trucks with a Gross Weight Rating above 26,000-lbs
DOT number is required. The markings on commercial motor vehicles must also include the legal name or a single trade name of the motor carrier. The lettering must be on each side of the power unit and legisble from 50 feet during daylight hours and in sharply contrasting color DOT number is required. The markings on commercial motor vehicles must also include the legal name or a single trade name of the motor carrier. The lettering must be on each side of the power unit and legisble from 50 feet during daylight hours and in sharply contrasting color DOT number is required. The markings on commercial motor vehicles must also include the legal name or a single trade name of the motor carrier. The lettering must be on each side of the power unit and legisble from 50 feet during daylight hours and in sharply contrasting color
Georgia Authority is required Georgia Authority is required Georgia Authority is required
Insurance requirements: Operating intrastate - Personal Injury $100,000/$300,000 Property Damage $50,000. Cargo Insurance $5,000/$10,000 Insurance requirements: Operating intrastate - Personal Injury $100,000/$300,000 Property Damage $50,000. Cargo Insurance $5,000/$10,000 Insurance requirements: Operating intrastate - Personal Injury $100,000/$300,000 Property Damage $50,000. Cargo Insurance $5,000/$10,000
If the truck owner leaves Georgia and crosses state lines even just once with a commercial vehicle in this weight category, or with a truck and trailer combination in this weight category, the owner must have a DOT number indicating the carrier is an interstate carrier and pay UCR fees, otherwise face a $400 fine for non UCR compliance  If the truck owner leaves Georgia and crosses state lines even just once with a commercial vehicle in this weight category, or with a truck and trailer combination in this weight category, the owner must have a DOT number indicating the carrier is an interstate carrier and pay UCR fees, otherwise face a $400 fine for non UCR compliance. Also, if the truck leaves the state, the owner has the option of signing up for an IRP/FRP license plate and IFTA fuel tax stickers, or, if just crossing on occasion into another state, obtaining a temporary permit to go into other states while still operating with the base license plate on the truck. Also, if the owner crosses state lines transporting goods that require Federal Authority, call us to obtain that authority which would include a DOT number  If the truck owner leaves Georgia and crosses state lines even just once with a commercial vehicle in this weight category, or with a truck and trailer combination in this weight category, the owner must have a DOT number indicating the carrier is an interstate carrier and pay UCR fees, otherwise face a $400 fine for non UCR compliance. Also, if the truck leaves the state, the owner has the option of signing up for an IRP/FRP license plate and IFTA fuel tax stickers, or, if just crossing on occasion into another state, obtaining a temporary permit to go into other states while still operating with the base license plate on the truck. Also, if the owner crosses state lines transporting goods that require Federal Authority, call us to obtain that authority which would include a DOT number. 

GEORGIA  DOT number - type of operation 2
In State - For Hire
Exempt loads
10,001-lbs - 26,000-lbs
In State - For Hire
Exempt loads
Above 26,000-lbs
Crossing State Lines
For Hire
10,001-lbs - 26,000-lbs
Hauling Exempt Loads For Hire from point to point inside Georgia at weights between 10,001-lbs and 26,000-lbs  Hauling exempt loads For Hire from point to point inside Georgia at weights above 26,000-lbs For Hire using a flatbed truck or box truck crossing state lines with Max. weight of 26,000-lbs
DOT number requirements for hauling exempt loads from point to point within the state of Georgia with a truck, or a truck and trailer with a Gross Vehicle Weight Rating, or Gross Combined Weight Ratings between 10,001-lbs and 26,000-lbs  DOT number requirements for hauling exempt loads from point to point within the state of Georgia with a truck, or a truck and trailer with a Gross Vehicle Weight Rating, or Gross Combined Weight Ratings above 26,000-lbs DOT number requirements for hauling loads across state lines with a truck with a Gross Vehicle Weight Rating, or a truck and trailer with Gross Combined Weight Ratings between 10,001-lbs and 26,000-lbs
A DOT number is required A DOT number is required A DOT number is required
MC Authority is required to transport products / items / loads across state lines. UCR registration is required. Applicant is required to go through a New Entrant Safety Audit
Minimum requirement for Personal Injury / Property Damage liability insurance is $750,000
UCR registration is required. Applicant is required to go through a New Entrant Safety Audit
If the truck owner leaves Georgia and crosses state lines even just once with a commercial vehicle in this weight category, or with a truck and trailer combination in this weight category, the owner must have a DOT number indicating the carrier is an interstate carrier and pay UCR fees, otherwise face a $400 fine for non UCR compliance If the truck owner leaves Georgia and crosses state lines even just once with a commercial vehicle in this weight category, or with a truck and trailer combination in this weight category, the owner must have a DOT number indicating the carrier is an interstate carrier and pay UCR fees, otherwise face a $400 fine for non UCR compliance. Also, if the truck leaves the state, the owner has the option of signing up for an IRP/FRP license plate and IFTA fuel tax stickers, or, if just crossing on occasion into another state, obtaining a temporary permit to go into other states while still operating with the base license plate on the truck. Federal operating authority will not be required as the owner will be transporting exempt commodities, but the DOT number will still need to indicate interstate exempt and UCR fees will need to be filed and paid.

GEORGIA  DOT number - type of operation - 3
Crossing State Lines
For Hire - Exempt Loads
10,001-lbs - 26,000-lbs
Crossing State Lines
For Hire - Exempt Loads
Above 26,000-lbs
Crossing State Lines
For Hire
Above 26,000-lbs
For Hire transporting  exempt loads across state lines at a gross weight between 10,001-lbs - 26,000-lbs For Hire transporting exempt loads across state lines at a gross weight above 26,000-lbs For Hire transporting non-exempt loads across state lines at a gross weight above 26,000-lbs
DOT number requirements for crossing state lines hauling exempt loads with a truck with a Gross Vehicle Weight Rating between 10,001-lbs and 26,000-lbs, or with a truck and trailer with Gross Combined Weight Ratings between 10,001-lbs and 26,000-lbs DOT number requirements for crossing state lines hauling exempt loads with a truck with a Gross Vehicle Weight Rating above 26,000-lbs, or a truck and trailer with Gross Combines Weight Ratings above 26,000-lbs DOT number requirements for crossing state lines hauling non-exempt loads with a truck with a Gross Vehicle Weight Rating, or with a truck and trailer with Gross Combined Weight Ratings above 26,000-lbs
A DOT number / USDOT number / US DOT number is required to cross state lines A DOT number / USDOT number / US DOT number is required to cross state lines A DOT number / USDOT number / US DOT number is required to cross state lines
MC Authority is not required. UCR registration is required. Applicant is required to go through a New Entrant Safety Audit.  MC Authority is not required. UCR registration is required. Applicant is required to go through a New Entrant Safety Audit MC Authority is required to transport products / items / loads across state lines. UCR registration is required. Applicant is required to go through a New Entrant Safety Audit

GEORGIA  DOT number - types of operation - 4
In State
For Hire Operator
10,000-lbs and under
In State 
Private Operator
10,000-lbs and under
In State
Private Operator
10,001-lbs - 26,000-lbs
For Hire Operators with vans or trucks transporting products from point to point inside the state of Georgia at 10,000-lbs or under Private Operators with vans or trucks transporting products from point to point inside the state of Georgia at 10,000-lbs or under Private Operators with trucks or trucks and trailers hauling loads from point to point within the state of Georgia between 10,001-lbs and 26,000-lbs
DOT number requirements for transporting non-hazardous items from point to point within the state of Georgia with a van or truck with a Gross Vehicle Weight Rating at 10,000-lbs or under  DOT number requirements for transporting non-hazardous items from point to point within the state of Georgia with a van or truck with a Gross Vehicle Weight Rating at 10,000-lbs or under DOT number requirements for hauling non-hazardous loads from point to point within the state of Georgia with a truck with a Gross Vehicle Weight Rating between 10,001-lbs and 26,000-lbs, or a truck and trailer with Gross Combined Weight Ratings between 10,001-lbs and 26,000-lbs 
DOT number not required DOT number not required DOT number is required
Intrastate Authority is required Georgia does not require operating authority for intrastate private carriers Georgia does not require operating authority for intrastate private carriers
Intrastate Authority is required. Applicant must submit a completed, signed, and notarized Security and Immigration Affidavit. Applicant must also complete a safety educational seminar within the 12 months preceding the application and submit evidence confirming completion If the truck owner leaves Georgia and crosses state lines even just once with a commercial vehicle in this weight category, or with a truck and trailer combination in this weight category, the owner must have a DOT number indicating the carrier is an interstate carrier and pay UCR fees, otherwise face a $400 fine for non UCR compliance
Insurance requirements:- Operating intrastate - Personal Injury insurance - $100,000/$300,000 Property Damage - $50,000
Cargo insurance - $5,000/$10,000

GEORGIA  DOT number - types of operation - 5
In State
Private Operator
Above 26,000-lbs
Crossing state Lines
Private Operator
10,000-lbs and under
Crossing State Lines
Private Operator
10,001-lbs - 26,000-lbs
Private Operators working inside Georgia with a truck with a gross weight, or a truck and trailer with gross weights above 26,000-lbs Private Operators crossing state lines with a van or truck with a gross weight at 10,000-lbs or under Private Operators crossing state lines with a truck with a gross weight between 10,001-lbs and 26,000-lbs, or a truck and trailer with gross weights between 10,001-lbs and 26,000-lbs
DOT number requirements for hauling non-hazardous loads from point to point within the state of Georgia with a truck with a Gross Weight Rating, or a truck and trailer with Gross Combined Weight Ratings above 26,000-lbs DOT number requirements for transporting items across state lines with a van or a truck with a Gross Vehicle Weight Rating at 10,000-lbs and under DOT number requirements for hauling loads across state lines with a truck with a Gross Vehicle Weight Rating between 10,001-lbs and 26,000-lbs, or a truck and trailer with Gross Combined Weight Ratings between 10,001-lbs and 26,000-lbs
A DOT number / USDOT number / US DOT number is required A DOT number / USDOT number / US DOT number is not required A DOT number/ USDOT number / US DOT number is required.
If the truck owner leaves Georgia and crosses state lines even just once with a commercial vehicle in this weight category, or with a truck and trailer combination in this weight category, the owner must have a DOT number indicating the carrier is an interstate carrier and pay UCR fees, otherwise face a $400 fine for non UCR compliance. Also, if the truck leaves the state, the owner has the option of signing up for an IRP/FRP license plate and IFTA fuel tax stickers, or, if just crossing on occasion into another state, obtaining a temporary permit to go into other states while still operating with the base license plate on the truck. Even with just one trip into another state, the DOT number will still be required showing the carrier is interstate and operating as a private carrier. UCR registration is required. Applicant is required to go through a New Entrant Safety Audit

GEORGIA  DOT number - types of operation - 6
Crossing State Lines
Private Operators
Above 26,000-lbs
-  Farmers  -
In State Only
Above 26,000-lbs
-  Farmers  -
Crossing State Lines
Above 26,000-lbs
Private Operators crossing state lines with vehicles at a gross weight above 26,000-lbs Farm-plated trucks hauling loads inside the state of Georgia without crossing state lines Farm-plated trucks hauling loads inside the state of Georgia and crossing state lines
DOT number requirements for crossing state lines hauling non-exempt loads with a truck with a Gross Vehicle Weight Rating, or with a truck and trailer with Gross Combined Weight Ratings above 26,000-lbs DOT number requirements for farmers hauling their own loads or items that belong to the farm and the farmer is not getting paid to haul or transport these loads or items within the state of Georgia DOT number requirements for farmers crossing state lines hauling their own farm-based loads and not getting paid to haul items or loads across state lines using a truck with a Gross Vehicle Weight Rating, or with a truck and trailer with Gross Combined Weight Ratings above 26,000-lbs
A DOT number / USDOT number / US DOT number is required DOT number not required A DOT number is required to cross state lines 
UCR registration is required, Applicant is required to go through a New Entrant Safety Audit If the truck owner leaves Georgia and crosses state lines even just once with a commercial vehicle in this weight category, or with a truck and trailer combination in this weight category, the owner must have a DOT number indicating the carrier is an interstate carrier and pay UCR fees, otherwise face a $400 fine for non UCR compliance IFTA fuel tax registration is required. UCR registration is required. Applicant is required to go through a New Entrant Safety Audit

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IDAHO  DOT number requirements
 * * * * *      Please Note      * * * * *
1.  A DOT number is a Federally issued number. A DOT number is not issued by the state of Idaho. When you are required to obtain a DOT number, the number is issued by the Federal Government in Washington, DC. The number is actually a USDOT number - a United States Department of Transportation number. It is also known as a US DOT number, but is commonly refered to as a 'DOT number'. So, when you are required to obtain a DOT number, you will be aquiring a USDOT number.
2.  When applying for a DOT number, 'Carrier' is the designation assigned to the applicant, whether a Person, Business or a Company that operates a vehicle or vehicles that either belong to them, or are being leased by them. A 'Registrant' is an 'Owner' of a truck that is leased to a trucking company and operates under that   trucking company's name and DOT number and, usually, MC number. Registrants are paid by trucking companies to haul loads and Registrants are not issued DOT numbers. When operating a commercial vehicle, you are either a 'Registrant' or a 'Carrier'. When applying for a DOT number, whether you have a van, pickup truck, full size truck, box truck, flatbed truck or semi-tractor, you are assigned the term 'Carrier'. As far as the DOT is concerned, you are a 'Carrier', whether you are a 'Private Carrier' driving a pickup truck and servicing the oil rigs in Texas or North Dakota, or as an owner of an 80,000-lbs semi-tractor and trailer running willy-nilly all over the country as a 'For-Hire Carrier'.  You will be a 'Carrier'
3.  If you are hauling, transporting or working exclusively within the state of Idaho without crossing state lines, then the 'In State' categories shown in the tables below apply to your operation. Your DOT number will show that you are an Intrastate Carrier.
4.  If you are hauling or transporting loads or items across state lines ONLY and never hauling or transporting loads or items from one point in Idaho to another point in Idaho, then 'Crossing State Lines' applies to your operation and your DOT number will show you are an Interstate Carrier.
5.  If you are hauling or transporting from one point in Idaho to another point in Idaho AND you are occasionally crossing state lines, or crossing state lines on a regular basis, then you need to look at both the 'In-State' requirements and the 'Crossing State Lines' requirements. If you are a 'For-Hire' Carrier, then you may end up getting a DOT (USDOT) number, State Authority to operate within the state of Idaho and Federal Authority to cross state lines with loads. If you cross state lines just once with your commercial vehicle, you are an 'Interstate Carrier'. This would not apply if you are purchasing a vehicle in one state, crossing state lines to bring the vehicle home and then operate exclusively within your home state of Idaho. While you do this, you are not strictly operating 'In Commerce', you are merely transporting the vehicle back to your state of operation of Idaho. However, if you have not been issued a DOT number while driving back home to Idaho, you may be stopped and told to get a DOT number. If you are, contact us.
6.  Service Contractors or Contractors hauling their own tools or equipment within the state of Idaho or across state lines are referred to as 'Private Carriers'.
7.  If you are a contractor who does concrete work, as an example, then you would be considered a 'Private Carrier' because you are getting paid to provide a service job. If you pick up a load of gravel, transport that gravel, dump it and get paid for transporting the gravel, then leave without doing anything further with that gravel, you would be considered a 'For Hire' Carrier. You would be considered a 'For-Hire Carrier' because someone hired you to transport the gravel and do nothing else with the gravel. You can be both a 'Private Carrier' and a 'For Hire Carrier', but if you do any 'For-Hire Carrier' work, then you must register as a 'For Hire Carrier' (if that's required by the state. Check the listings below to see if you are required to register as an In-State, For-Hire Carrier ).

IDAHO  DOT number - types of operation - 1
In State - For Hire
10,001-lbs - 26,000-lbs
In State - For Hire
Above 26,000-lbs

In State - For Hire
Tri-Axle & Quad-Axle
Hauling loads from point to point inside Idaho Hauling loads from point to point inside Idaho Construction work inside the state of Idaho
DOT number requirements for hauling non-hazardous loads from point to point within the state of Idaho with a truck with a Gross Vehicle Weight Rating between 10,001-lbs and 26,000-lbs, or a truck and trailer with Gross Combined Weight Ratings of 10,001-lbs to 26,000-lbs DOT number requirements for hauling non-hazardous loads from point to point within the state of Idaho with a truck with a Gross Vehicle Weight Rating above 26,000-lbs, or a truck and trailer with Gross Combined Weight Ratings above 26,000-lbs DOT number requirements for hauling non-hazardous loads from point to point within the state of Idaho with Tri-Axle trucks and Quad-Axle trucks with a Gross Weight Rating above 26,000-lbs
DOT number not required A DOT number is required. Each intrastate vehicle required to be registered with a DOT number must display the number in a conspicuous place on both sides of each self-powered vehicle in letters at least 2" high the name or trade name of the motor carrier operating the vehicle with the letters USDOT preceding the number A DOT number is required. Each intrastate vehicle required to be registered with a DOT number must display the number in a conspicuous place on both sides of each self-powered vehicle in letters at least 2" high the name or trade name of the motor carrier operating the vehicle with the letters USDOT preceding the number
Intrastate Common Carriers are not required to register in Idaho for authority. However, proof of insurance must be carried in the vehicle Intrastate Common Carriers are not required to register in Idaho for authority. However, proof of insurance must be carried in the vehicle Intrastate Common Carriers are not required to register in Idaho for authority. However, proof of insurance must be carried in the vehicle
Insurance requirements are $750,000 personal injury / property damage liability insurance for property carriers and $1 to $5 million for hazardous material carriers Insurance requirements are $750,000 personal injury / property damage liability insurance for property carriers and $1 to $5 million for hazardous material carriers Insurance requirements are $750,000 personal injury / property damage liability insurance for property carriers and $1 to $5 million for hazardous material carriers
If the truck owner leaves Idaho and crosses state lines even just once with a commercial vehicle in this weight category, or with a truck and trailer combination in this weight category, the owner must have a DOT number indicating the carrier is an interstate carrier and pay UCR fees, otherwise face a $400 fine for non UCR compliance  If the truck owner leaves Idaho and crosses state lines even just once with a commercial vehicle in this weight category, or with a truck and trailer combination in this weight category, the owner must have a DOT number indicating the carrier is an interstate carrier and pay UCR fees, otherwise face a $400 fine for non UCR compliance. Also, if the truck leaves the state, the owner has the option of signing up for an IRP/FRP license plate and IFTA fuel tax stickers, or, if just crossing on occasion into another state, obtaining a temporary permit to go into other states while still operating with the base license plate on the truck. Also, if the owner crosses state lines transporting goods that require Federal Authority, call us to obtain that authority which would include a DOT number. If the truck owner leaves Idaho and crosses state lines even just once with a commercial vehicle in this weight category, or with a truck and trailer combination in this weight category, the owner must have a DOT number indicating the carrier is an interstate carrier and pay UCR fees, otherwise face a $400 fine for non UCR compliance. Also, if the truck leaves the state, the owner has the option of signing up for an IRP/FRP license plate and IFTA fuel tax stickers, or, if just crossing on occasion into another state, obtaining a temporary permit to go into other states while still operating with the base license plate on the truck. Also, if the owner crosses state lines transporting goods that require Federal Authority, call us to obtain that authority which would include a DOT number. 

IDAHO  DOT number - types of operation - 2
In State - For Hire
Exempt loads
10,001-lbs - 26,000-lbs
In State - For Hire
Exempt loads
Above 26,000-lbs
Crossing State Lines
For Hire
10,001-lbs - 26,000-lbs
Hauling Exempt Loads For Hire from point to point inside Idaho at weights between 10,001-lbs and 26,000-lbs  Hauling exempt loads For Hire from point to point inside Idaho at weights above 26,000-lbs For Hire using a flatbed truck or box truck crossing state lines with Max. weight of 26,000-lbs
DOT number requirements for hauling exempt loads from point to point within the state of Idaho with a truck with a Gross Vehicle Weight Rating between 10,001-lbs and 26,000-lbs, or a truck and trailer with Gross Combined Weight Ratings between 10,001-lbs and 26,000-lbs. DOT number requirements for hauling exempt loads from point to point within the state of Idaho with a truck with a Gross Vehicle Weight Rating above 26,000-lbs, or a truck and trailer with a Gross Combined Weight Ratings above 26,000-lbs DOT number requirements for hauling loads across state lines with a truck with a Gross Vehicle Weight Rating between 10,001-lbs and 26,000-lbs, or a truck and trailer with Gross Combined Weight Ratings between 10,001-lbs and 26,000-lbs
A DOT number is not required A DOT number is required A DOT number is required
Intrastate common carriers are not required to register in Idaho for authority. However, proof of current personal injury/ property damage liability insurance is required to be carried in each vehicle. vehicles transporting materials requiring placarding are required to register with the state Intrastate common carriers are not required to register in Idaho for authority. However, proof of current personal injury/ property damage liability insurance is required to be carried in each vehicle. vehicles transporting materials requiring placarding are required to register with the state MC Authority is required to transport products / items / loads across state lines. UCR registration is required. New Entrant Safety Audit is required
Insurance requirements: a minimum of $750,000 in personal injury/property damage liability insurance is required. For hazardous materials, either $1 million or $5 million depending on materials being transported. Insurance requirements: a minimum of $750,000 in personal injury/property damage liability insurance is required. For hazardous materials, either $1 million or $5 million depending on materials being transported. Minimum requirement for Personal Injury / Property Damage liability insurance is $750,000
If the truck owner crosses state lines even just once with a commercial vehicle in this weight category, or with a truck and trailer combination in this weight category, the owner must have a DOT number indicating the carrier is an interstate carrier and pay UCR fees, otherwise face a $400 fine for non UCR compliance  If the truck owner crosses state lines even just once with a commercial vehicle in this weight category, or with a truck and trailer combination in this weight category, the owner must have a DOT number indicating the carrier is an interstate carrier and pay UCR fees, otherwise face a $400 fine for non UCR compliance. Also, if the truck leaves the state, the owner has the option of signing up for an IRP/FRP license plate and IFTA fuel tax stickers, or, if just crossing on occasion into another state, obtaining a temporary permit to go into other states while still operating with the base license plate on the truck. Federal operating authority will not be required as the owner will be transporting exempt commodities, but the DOT number will still need to indicate interstate exempt and UCR fees will need to be filed and paid.  UCR registration is required. Applicant is required to go through a New Entrant Safety Audit

IDAHO  DOT number - types of operation - 3
Crossing State Lines
For Hire - Exempt Loads
10,001-lbs - 26,000-lbs
Crossing State Lines
For Hire - Exempt Loads
Above 26,000-lbs
Crossing State Lines
For Hire
Above 26,000-lbs
For Hire transporting  exempt loads across state lines at a gross weight between 10,001-lbs - 26,000-lbs For Hire transporting exempt loads across state lines at a gross weight above 26,000-lbs For Hire transporting non-exempt loads across state lines at a gross weight above 26,000-lbs
DOT number requirements for crossing state lines hauling exempt loads with a truck with a Gross Vehicle Weight Rating between 10,001-lbs and 26,000-lbs, or with a truck and trailer with Gross Combined Weight Ratings between 10,001-lbs and 26,000-lbs DOT number requirements for crossing state lines hauling exempt loads with a truck with a Gross Vehicle Weight Rating above 26,000-lbs, or a truck and trailer with Gross Combines Weight Ratings above 26,000-lbs DOT number requirements for crossing state lines hauling non-exempt loads with a truck with a Gross Vehicle Weight Rating above 26,000-lbs, or with a truck and trailer with Gross Combined Weight Ratings above 26,000-lbs
A DOT number / USDOT number / US DOT number is required to cross state lines A DOT number / USDOT number / US DOT number is required to cross state lines A DOT number / USDOT number / US DOT number is required to cross state lines
MC Authority is not required. UCR registration is required. Applicant is required to go through a New Entrant Safety Audit.  MC Authority is not required. UCR registration is required. Applicant is required to go through a New Entrant Safety Audit MC Authority is required to transport products / items / loads across state lines. UCR registration is required. Applicant is required to go through a New Entrant Safety Audit

IDAHO  DOT number - types of operations - 4
In State
For Hire Operator
10,000-lbs and under
In State
Private Operator

10,000-lbs and under
In State
Private Operator
10,001-lbs - 26,000-lbs
For Hire Operators with vans or trucks transporting products from point to point inside the state of Idaho at 10,000-lbs or under Private Operators with vans or trucks transporting products from point to point inside the state of Idaho at 10,000-lbs or under Private Operators with trucks or trucks and trailers hauling loads from point to point within the state of Idaho between 10,001-lbs and 26,000-lbs
DOT number requirements for transporting non-hazardous items from point to point within the state of Idaho with a van or truck with a Gross Vehicle Weight Rating at 10,000-lbs or under  DOT number requirements for transporting non-hazardous items from point to point within the state of Idaho with a van or truck with a Gross Vehicle Weight Rating at 10,000-lbs or under DOT number requirements for hauling non-hazardous loads from point to point within the state of Idaho with a truck with a Gross Vehicle Weight Rating between 10,001-lbs and 26,000-lbs, or with a truck and trailer with Gross Combined Weight Ratings between 10,001-lbs and 26,000-lbs 
A DOT number is not required A DOT number is not required A DOT number is not required
Idaho For Hire intrastate common carriers are not required to register in Idaho for authority. Proof of liability insurance must be carried in the vehicle Idaho Private Intrastate carriers are not required to register in Idaho for authority. Proof of liability insurance must be carried in the vehicle Idaho Private intrastate carriers are not required to register in Idaho for authority. Proof of liability insurance must be carried in the vehicle
If the truck owner leaves Idaho and crosses state lines even just once with a commercial vehicle in this weight category, or with a truck and trailer combination in this weight category, the owner must have a DOT number indicating the carrier is an interstate carrier and pay UCR fees, otherwise face a $400 fine for non UCR compliance

IDAHO  DOT number - types of operation - 5
In State
Private Operator
Above 26,000-lbs
Crossing state Lines
Private Operator
10,000-lbs and under
Crossing State Lines
Private Operator
10,001-lbs - 26,000-lbs
Private Operators working inside Idaho with a truck with a gross weight, or a truck and trailer with gross weights above 26,000-lbs Private Operators crossing state lines with a van or truck with a gross weight at 10,000-lbs or under Private Operators crossing state lines with a truck with a gross weight between 10,001-lbs and 26,000-lbs, or a truck and trailer with gross weights between 10,001-lbs and 26,000-lbs
DOT number requirements for hauling non-hazardous loads from point to point within the state of Idaho with a truck with a Gross Weight Rating, or a truck and trailer with Gross Combined Weight Ratings above 26,000-lbs DOT number requirements for transporting items across state lines with a van or a truck with a Gross Vehicle Weight Rating at 10,000-lbs and under DOT number requirements for hauling loads across state lines with a truck with a Gross Vehicle Weight Rating between 10,001-lbs and 26,000-lbs, or a truck and trailer with Gross Combined Weight Ratings between 10,001-lbs and 26,000-lbs
A DOT number is not required A DOT number is not required A DOT number/ USDOT number / US DOT number is required.
If the truck owner leaves Idaho and crosses state lines even just once with a commercial vehicle in this weight category, or with a truck and trailer combination in this weight category, the owner must have a DOT number indicating the carrier is an interstate carrier and pay UCR fees, otherwise face a $400 fine for non UCR compliance. Also, if the truck leaves the state, the owner has the option of signing up for an IRP/FRP license plate and IFTA fuel tax stickers, or, if just crossing on occasion into another state, obtaining a temporary permit to go into other states while still operating with the base license plate on the truck. Even with just one trip into another state, the DOT number will still be required showing the carrier is interstate and operating as a private carrier. UCR registration is required. The applicant is required to take a New Entrant Safety Audit

IDAHO  DOT number - types of operation - 6
Crossing State Lines
Private Operators
Above 26,000-lbs
-  Farmers  -
In State Only
Above 26,000-lbs
-  Farmers  -
Crossing State Lines
Above 26,000-lbs
Private Operators crossing state lines with vehicles at a gross weight above 26,000-lbs Farm-plated trucks hauling loads inside the state of Idaho without crossing state lines Farm-plated trucks hauling loads inside the state of Idaho AND crossing state lines with loads
DOT number requirements for crossing state lines hauling non-exempt loads with a truck with a Gross Vehicle Weight Rating above 26,000-lbs, or with a truck and trailer with Gross Combined Weight Ratings above 26,000-lbs DOT number requirements for farmers hauling their own loads or items that belong to the farm and the farmer is not getting paid to haul or transport these loads or items within the state of Idaho DOT number requirements for farmers crossing state lines hauling their own farm-based loads and not getting paid to haul items or loads across state lines using a truck with a Gross Vehicle Weight Rating above 26,000-lbs, or with a truck and trailer with Gross Combined Weight Ratings above 26,000-lbs
A DOT number / USDOT number / US DOT number is required Currently, A DOT number is not required A DOT number is required to cross state lines 
UCR registration is required, Applicant is required to go through a New Entrant Safety Audit If the truck owner leaves Idaho and crosses state lines even just once with a commercial vehicle in this weight category, or with a truck and trailer combination in this weight category, the owner must have a DOT number indicating the carrier is an interstate carrier and pay UCR fees, otherwise face a $400 fine for non UCR compliance IFTA fuel tax registration is required. UCR registration is required. Applicant is required to go through a New Entrant Safety Audit

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ILLINOIS  DOT number requirements
 * * * * *      Please Note      * * * * *
1.  A DOT number is a Federally issued number. A DOT number is not issued by the state of Illinois. When you are required to obtain a DOT number, the number is issued by the Federal Government in Washington, DC. The number is actually a USDOT number - a United States Department of Transportation number. It is also known as a US DOT number, but is commonly refered to as a 'DOT number'. So, when you are required to obtain a DOT number, you will be aquiring a USDOT number.
2.  When applying for a DOT number, 'Carrier' is the designation assigned to the applicant, whether a Person, Business or a Company that operates a vehicle or vehicles that either belong to them, or are being leased by them. A 'Registrant' is an 'Owner' of a truck that is leased to a trucking company and operates under that   trucking company's name and DOT number and, usually, MC number. Registrants are paid by trucking companies to haul loads and Registrants are not issued DOT numbers. When operating a commercial vehicle, you are either a 'Registrant' or a 'Carrier'. When applying for a DOT number, whether you have a van, pickup truck, full size truck, box truck, flatbed truck or semi-tractor, you are assigned the term 'Carrier'. As far as the DOT is concerned, you are a 'Carrier', whether you are a 'Private Carrier' driving a pickup truck and servicing the oil rigs in Texas or North Dakota, or as an owner of an 80,000-lbs semi-tractor and trailer running willy-nilly all over the country as a 'For-Hire Carrier'.  You will be a 'Carrier'
3.  If you are hauling, transporting or working exclusively within the state of Illinois without crossing state lines, then the 'In State' categories shown in the tables below apply to your operation. Your DOT number will show that you are an Intrastate Carrier.
4.  If you are hauling or transporting loads or items across state lines ONLY and never hauling or transporting loads or items from one point in Illinois to another point in Illinois, then 'Crossing State Lines' applies to your operation and your DOT number will show you are an Interstate Carrier.
5.  If you are hauling or transporting from one point in Illinois to another point in Illinois AND you are occasionally crossing state lines, or crossing state lines on a regular basis, then you need to look at both the 'In-State' requirements and the 'Crossing State Lines' requirements. If you are a 'For-Hire' Carrier, then you may end up getting a DOT (USDOT) number, State Authority to operate within the state of Illinois and Federal Authority to cross state lines with loads. If you cross state lines just once with your commercial vehicle, you are an 'Interstate Carrier'. This would not apply if you are purchasing a vehicle in one state, crossing state lines to bring the vehicle home and then operate exclusively within your home state of Illinois. While you do this, you are not strictly operating 'In Commerce', you are merely transporting the vehicle back to your state of operation of Illinois. However, if you have not been issued a DOT number while driving back home to Illinois, you may be stopped and told to get a DOT number. If you are, contact us.
6.  Service Contractors or Contractors hauling their own tools or equipment within the state of Illinois or across state lines are referred to as 'Private Carriers'.
7.  If you are a contractor who does concrete work, as an example, then you would be considered a 'Private Carrier' because you are getting paid to provide a service job. If you pick up a load of gravel, transport that gravel, dump it and get paid for transporting the gravel, then leave without doing anything further with that gravel, you would be considered a 'For Hire' Carrier. You would be considered a 'For-Hire Carrier' because someone hired you to transport the gravel and do nothing else with the gravel. You can be both a 'Private Carrier' and a 'For Hire Carrier', but if you do any 'For-Hire Carrier' work, then you must register as a 'For Hire Carrier' (if that's required by the state. Check the listings below to see if you are required to register as an In-State, For-Hire Carrier ).

ILLINOIS  DOT number - types of operation - 1
In State - For Hire
10,001-lbs - 26,000-lbs
In State - For Hire
Above 26,000-lbs
In State - For Hire
Tri-Axle & Quad-Axle
Hauling loads from point to point inside Illinois Hauling loads from point to point inside Illinois Construction work inside the state of Illinois
DOT number requirements for hauling non-hazardous loads from point to point within the state of Illinois with a truck with a Gross Vehicle Weight Rating between 10,001-lbs and 26,000-lbs, or a truck and trailer with Gross Combined Weight Ratings of 10,001-lbs to 26,000-lbs DOT number requirements for hauling non-hazardous loads from point to point within the state of Illinois with a truck with a Gross Vehicle Weight Rating above 26,000-lbs, or a truck and trailer with Gross Combined Weight Ratings above 26,000-lbs DOT number requirements for hauling non-hazardous loads from point to point within the state of Illinois with Tri-Axle trucks and Quad-Axle trucks with a Gross Weight Rating above 26,000-lbs
DOT number not required DOT number not required DOT number not required
Intrastate For Hire carriers operating in Illinois are required to have a sign painted or affixed to both sides of the power unit, showing the trade name or the carrier's recognized logo, the license and registration number of the carrier. The letters on the sign must be a minimum of 2 inches high and a thickness of half an inch and be in a contrasting color to the vehicle so it is distinguishable during daylight at a distance of 50 feet while the vehicle is in motion  Intrastate For Hire carriers operating in Illinois are required to have a sign painted or affixed to both sides of the power unit, showing the trade name or the carrier's recognized logo, the license and registration number of the carrier. The letters on the sign must be a minimum of 2 inches high and a thickness of half an inch and be in a contrasting color to the vehicle so it is distinguishable during daylight at a distance of 50 feet while the vehicle is in motion Intrastate For Hire carriers operating in Illinois are required to have a sign painted or affixed to both sides of the power unit, showing the trade name or the carrier's recognized logo, the license and registration number of the carrier. The letters on the sign must be a minimum of 2 inches high and a thickness of half an inch and be in a contrasting color to the vehicle so it is distinguishable during daylight at a distance of 50 feet while the vehicle is in motion
Motor Carriers of property operating within Illinois must have authority to conduct operations Motor Carriers of property operating within Illinois must have authority to conduct operations Motor Carriers of property operating within Illinois must have authority to conduct operations
Intrastate property carrier vehicles must have an identification number issued by the state on both sides of each vehicle Intrastate property carrier vehicles must have an identification number issued by the state on both sides of each vehicle Intrastate property carrier vehicles must have an identification number issued by the state on both sides of each vehicle
Insurance requirements are a minimum of $750,000 for Personal Injury and Property Damage and $10,000 for cargo or a cargo affidavit Insurance requirements are a minimum of $750,000 for Personal Injury and Property Damage and $10,000 for cargo or a cargo affidavit Insurance requirements are a minimum of $750,000 for Personal Injury and Property Damage and $10,000 for cargo or a cargo affidavit
1.  3-axle rear discharge truck mixer registered as a Special Hauling Vehicle, used exclusively for the mixing and transportation of concrete in the plastic state, may, when laden, transmit upon the road surface, except when on part of the National System of Interstate and Defense Highways, the following maximum weights: 22,000 pounds on single axle; 40,000 pounds on a tandem axle; 54,000 pounds gross weight on a 3-axle vehicle. This vehicle is not subject to the bridge formula.
2.  4-axle concrete mixers are allowed the following maximum weights: 20,000 lbs. on any single axle; 36,000 lbs. on any series of 2 axles greater than 72 inches but not more than 96 inches; and 34,000 lbs. on any series of 2 axles greater than 40 inches but not more than 72 inches.
3.  3-axle combination sewer cleaning jetting vacuum trucks registered as a special hauling vehicle, used exclusively for the transportation of non-hazardous solid waste, manufactured before or in the model year of 2014, first registered in Illinois before January 1, 2015, may, when laden, transmit upon the road surface, except when on part of the National System of Interstate and Defense Highways, the following maximum weights: 22,000 pounds on a single axle; 40,000 pounds on a tandem axle; 54,000 pounds gross weight on a 3-axle vehicle. This vehicle is not subject to the bridge formula
If the truck owner leaves Illinois and crosses state lines even just once with a commercial vehicle in this weight category, or with a truck and trailer combination in this weight category, the owner must have a DOT number indicating the carrier is an interstate carrier and pay UCR fees, otherwise face a $400 fine for non UCR compliance  If the truck owner leaves Illinois and crosses state lines even just once with a commercial vehicle in this weight category, or with a truck and trailer combination in this weight category, the owner must have a DOT number indicating the carrier is an interstate carrier and pay UCR fees, otherwise face a $400 fine for non UCR compliance. Also, if the truck leaves the state, the owner has the option of signing up for an IRP/FRP license plate and IFTA fuel tax stickers, or, if just crossing on occasion into another state, obtaining a temporary permit to go into other states while still operating with the base license plate on the truck. Also, if the owner crosses state lines transporting goods that require Federal Authority, call us to obtain that authority which would include a DOT number.  If the truck owner leaves Illinois and crosses state lines even just once with a commercial vehicle in this weight category, or with a truck and trailer combination in this weight category, the owner must have a DOT number indicating the carrier is an interstate carrier and pay UCR fees, otherwise face a $400 fine for non UCR compliance. Also, if the truck leaves the state, the owner has the option of signing up for an IRP/FRP license plate and IFTA fuel tax stickers, or, if just crossing on occasion into another state, obtaining a temporary permit to go into other states while still operating with the base license plate on the truck. Also, if the owner crosses state lines transporting goods that require Federal Authority, call us to obtain that authority which would include a DOT number. 

ILLINOIS  DOT number - types of operation - 2
In State - For Hire
Exempt loads
10,001-lbs - 26,000-lbs
In State - For Hire
Exempt loads
Above 26,000-lbs
Crossing State Lines
For Hire
10,001-lbs - 26,000-lbs
Hauling Exempt Loads For Hire from point to point inside Illinois at weights between 10,001-lbs and 26,000-lbs  Hauling exempt loads For Hire from point to point inside Illinois at weights above 26,000-lbs For Hire using a flatbed truck or box truck crossing state lines with Max. weight of 26,000-lbs
DOT number requirements for hauling exempt loads from point to point within the state of Illinois with a truck, or a truck and trailer with a Gross Vehicle Weight Rating, or Gross Combined Weight Ratings between 10,001-lbs and 26,000-lbs  DOT number requirements for hauling exempt loads from point to point within the state of Illinois with a truck, or a truck and trailer with a Gross Vehicle Weight Rating, or Gross Combined Weight Ratings above 26,000-lbs DOT number requirements for hauling loads across state lines with a truck with a Gross Vehicle Weight Rating between 10,001-lbs and 26,000-lbs, or a truck and trailer with Gross Combined Weight Ratings between 10,001-lbs and 26,000-lbs
DOT number not required DOT number not required A DOT number is required
Intrastate For Hire carriers operating in Illinois are required to have a sign painted or affixed to both sides of the power unit, showing the trade name or the carrier's recognized logo, the license and registration number of the carrier. The letters on the sign must be a minimum of 2 inches high and a thickness of half an inch and be in a contrasting color to the vehicle so it is distinguishable during daylight at a distance of 50 feet while the vehicle is in motion  Intrastate For Hire carriers operating in Illinois are required to have a sign painted or affixed to both sides of the power unit, showing the trade name or the carrier's recognized logo, the license and registration number of the carrier. The letters on the sign must be a minimum of 2 inches high and a thickness of half an inch and be in a contrasting color to the vehicle so it is distinguishable during daylight at a distance of 50 feet while the vehicle is in motion  MC Authority is required to transport products / items / loads across state lines. UCR registration is required. New Entrant Safety Audit is required
Motor Carriers of property operating within Illinois must have authority to conduct operations Motor Carriers of property operating within Illinois must have authority to conduct operations Minimum requirement for Personal Injury / Property Damage liability insurance is $750,000
Intrastate property carrier vehicles must have an identification number issued by the state on both sides of each vehicle Intrastate property carrier vehicles must have an identification number issued by the state on both sides of each vehicle UCR registration is required. Applicant is required to go through a New Entrant Safety Audit
Insurance requirements are a minimum of $750,000 for Personal Injury and Property Damage and $10,000 for cargo or a cargo affidavit Insurance requirements are a minimum of $750,000 for Personal Injury and Property Damage and $10,000 for cargo or a cargo affidavit
If the truck owner leaves Illinois and crosses state lines even just once with a commercial vehicle in this weight category, or with a truck and trailer combination in this weight category, the owner must have a DOT number indicating the carrier is an interstate carrier and pay UCR fees, otherwise face a $400 fine for non UCR compliance If the truck owner leaves Illinois and crosses state lines even just once with a commercial vehicle in this weight category, or with a truck and trailer combination in this weight category, the owner must have a DOT number indicating the carrier is an interstate carrier and pay UCR fees, otherwise face a $400 fine for non UCR compliance. Also, if the truck leaves the state, the owner has the option of signing up for an IRP/FRP license plate and IFTA fuel tax stickers, or, if just crossing on occasion into another state, obtaining a temporary permit to go into other states while still operating with the base license plate on the truck. Federal operating authority will not be required as the owner will be transporting exempt commodities, but the DOT number will still need to indicate interstate exempt and UCR fees will need to be filed and paid.

ILLINOIS  DOT number - types of operation - 3
Crossing State Lines
For Hire - Exempt Loads
10,001-lbs - 26,000-lbs
Crossing State Lines
For Hire - Exempt Loads
Above 26,000-lbs
Crossing State Lines
For Hire
Above 26,000-lbs
For Hire transporting  exempt loads across state lines at a gross weight between 10,001-lbs - 26,000-lbs For Hire transporting exempt loads across state lines at a gross weight above 26,000-lbs For Hire transporting non-exempt loads across state lines at a gross weight above 26,000-lbs
DOT number requirements for crossing state lines hauling exempt loads with a truck with a Gross Vehicle Weight Rating between 10,001-lbs and 26,000-lbs, or with a truck and trailer with Gross Combined Weight Ratings between 10,001-lbs and 26,000-lbs DOT number requirements for crossing state lines hauling exempt loads with a truck with a Gross Vehicle Weight Rating above 26,000-lbs, or a truck and trailer with Gross Combines Weight Ratings above 26,000-lbs DOT number requirements for crossing state lines hauling non-exempt loads with a truck with a Gross Vehicle Weight Rating, or with a truck and trailer with Gross Combined Weight Ratings above 26,000-lbs
A DOT number / USDOT number / US DOT number is required to cross state lines A DOT number / USDOT number / US DOT number is required to cross state lines A DOT number / USDOT number / US DOT number is required to cross state lines
MC Authority is not required. UCR registration is required. Applicant is required to go through a New Entrant Safety Audit. MC Authority is not required. UCR registration is required. Applicant is required to go through a New Entrant Safety Audit. MC Authority is required to transport products / items / loads across state lines. UCR registration is required. Applicant is required to go through a New Entrant Safety Audit

ILLINOIS  DOT number - type of operation - 4
In State
For Hire Operator
10,000-lbs and under
In State
Private Operator
10,000-lbs and under
In State
Private Operator
10,001-lbs - 26,000-lbs
For Hire Operators with vans or trucks transporting products from point to point inside the state of Illinois at 10,000-lbs or under Private Operators with vans or trucks transporting products from point to point inside the state of Illinois at 10,000-lbs or under Private Operators with trucks or trucks and trailers hauling loads from point to point within the state of Illinois between 10,001-lbs and 26,000-lbs
DOT number requirements for transporting non-hazardous items from point to point within the state of Illinois with a van or truck with a Gross Vehicle Weight Rating at 10,000-lbs or under  DOT number requirements for transporting non-hazardous items from point to point within the state of Illinois with a van or truck with a Gross Vehicle Weight Rating at 10,000-lbs or under DOT number requirements for hauling non-hazardous loads from point to point within the state of Illinois with a truck with a Gross Vehicle Weight Rating between 10,001-lbs and 26,000-lbs, or a truck and trailer with Gross Combined Weight Ratings between 10,001-lbs and 26,000-lbs 
DOT number not required DOT number not required DOT number not required
Intrastate For Hire carriers operating in Illinois are required to have a sign painted or affixed to both sides of the power unit, showing the trade name or the carrier's recognized logo, the license and registration number of the carrier. The letters on the sign must be a minimum of 2 inches high and a thickness of half an inch and be in a contrasting color to the vehicle so it is distinguishable during daylight at a distance of 50 feet while the vehicle is in motion  For carriers operating intrastate, there are no statutory provisions for operating authority registration in Illinois. Private carriers with vehicles licensed with the Illinois Secretary of State are required to carry proof of liability insurance in each vehicle. For intrastate carriers of certain types and quantities of hazardous materials listed in 49 CFR.403 requiring an FMCSA Safety Permit are subject to the USDOT identification and marking requirements in 49 CFR 390.21 and minimum levels of financial responsibility in 49 CFR 387 (to the extent provided in 387.3)  For carriers operating intrastate, there are no statutory provisions for operating authority registration in Illinois. Private carriers with vehiocles licensed with the Illinois Secretary of State are requireed to carry proof of liability insurance in each vehicle. For intra-state carriers of certain types and quantities of hazardous materials listed in 49 CFR.403 requiring an FMCSA Safety Permit are subject to the USDOT identification and marking requirements in 49 CFR 390.21 and minimum levels of financial responsibility in 49 CFR 387 (to the extent provided in 387.3)
If the truck owner leaves Illinois and crosses state lines even just once with a commercial vehicle in this weight category, or with a truck and trailer combination in this weight category, the owner must have a DOT number indicating the carrier is an interstate carrier and pay UCR fees, otherwise face a $400 fine for non UCR compliance

ILLINOIS  DOT number - types of opersation - 5
In State
Private Operator
Above 26,000-lbs
Crossing state Lines
Private Operator
10,000-lbs and under
Crossing State Lines
Private Operator
10,001-lbs - 26,000-lbs
Private Operators working inside Illinois with a truck with a gross weight, or a truck and trailer with gross weights above 26,000-lb Private Operators crossing state lines with a van or truck with a gross weight at 10,000-lbs or under Private Operators crossing state lines with a truck with a gross weight between 10,001-lbs and 26,000-lbs, or a truck and trailer with gross weights between 10,001-lbs and 26,000-lbs
DOT number requirements for transporting non-hazardous items from point to point within the state of Illinois with a van or truck with a Gross Vehicle Weight Rating above 26,000-lbs DOT number requirements for transporting items across state lines with a van or a truck with a Gross Vehicle Weight Rating at 10,000-lbs and under DOT number requirements for hauling loads across state lines with a truck with a Gross Vehicle Weight Rating between 10,001-lbs and 26,000-lbs, or a truck and trailer with Gross Combined Weight Ratings between 10,001-lbs and 26,000-lbs 
DOT number not required DOT number not required A DOT number/ USDOT number / US DOT number is required.
For carriers operating intrastate, there are no statutory provisions for operating authority registration in Illinois. Private carriers with vehicles licensed with the Illinois Secretary of State are required to carry proof of liability insurance in each vehicle. For intrastate carriers of certain types and quantities of hazardous materials listed in 49 CFR.403 requiring an FMCSA Safety Permit are subject to the USDOT identification and marking requirements in 49 CFR 390.21 and minimum levels of financial responsibility in 49 CFR 387 (to the extent provided in 387.3)  UCR registration is required. New Entrant Safety Audit is required
If the truck owner leaves Illinois and crosses state lines even just once with a commercial vehicle in this weight category, or with a truck and trailer combination in this weight category, the owner must have a DOT number indicating the carrier is an interstate carrier and pay UCR fees, otherwise face a $400 fine for non UCR compliance. Also, if the truck leaves the state, the owner has the option of signing up for an IRP/FRP license plate and IFTA fuel tax stickers, or, if just crossing on occasion into another state, obtaining a temporary permit to go into other states while still operating with the base license plate on the truck. Even with just one trip into another state, the DOT number will still be required showing the carrier is interstate and operating as a private carrier.

ILLINOIS  DOT number - types of operation - 6
Crossing State Lines
Private Operators
Above 26,000-lbs
-  Farmers  -
In State Only
Above 26,000-lbs
-  Farmers  -
Crossing State Lines
Above 26,000-lbs
Private Operators crossing state lines with vehicles at a gross weight above 26,000-lbs Farm-plated trucks hauling loads inside the state of Illinois without crossing state lines Farm-plated trucks hauling loads inside the state of Illinois AND crossing state lines with loads
DOT number requirements for crossing state lines hauling non-exempt loads with a truck with a Gross Vehicle Weight Rating, or with a truck and trailer with Gross Combined Weight Ratings above 26,000-lbs DOT number requirements for farmers hauling their own loads or items that belong to the farm and the farmer is not getting paid to haul or transport these loads or items within the state of Illinois DOT number requirements for farmers crossing state lines hauling their own farm-based loads and not getting paid to haul items or loads across state lines using a truck with a Gross Vehicle Weight Rating, or with a truck and trailer with Gross Combined Weight Ratings above 26,000-lbs
A DOT number / USDOT number / US DOT number is required DOT number not required A DOT number is required to cross state lines 
UCR registration is required, Applicant is required to go through a New Entrant Safety Audit If the truck owner leaves Illinois and crosses state lines even just once with a commercial vehicle in this weight category, or with a truck and trailer combination in this weight category, the owner must have a DOT number indicating the carrier is an interstate carrier and pay UCR fees, otherwise face a $400 fine for non UCR compliance IFTA fuel tax registration is required. UCR registration is required. Applicant is required to go through a New Entrant Safety Audit

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INDIANA  DOT number requirements
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1.  A DOT number is a Federally issued number. A DOT number is not issued by the state of Indiana. When you are required to obtain a DOT number, the number is issued by the Federal Government in Washington, DC. The number is actually a USDOT number - a United States Department of Transportation number. It is also known as a US DOT number, but is commonly referred to as a 'DOT number'. So, when you are required to obtain a DOT number, you will be acquiring a USDOT number.
2.  When applying for a DOT number, 'Carrier' is the designation assigned to the applicant, whether a Person, Business or a Company that operates a vehicle or vehicles that either belong to them, or are being leased by them. A 'Registrant' is an 'Owner' of a truck that is leased to a trucking company and operates under that   trucking company's name and DOT number and, usually, MC number. Registrants are paid by trucking companies to haul loads and Registrants are not issued DOT numbers. When operating a commercial vehicle, you are either a 'Registrant' or a 'Carrier'. When applying for a DOT number, whether you have a van, pickup truck, full size truck, box truck, flatbed truck or semi-tractor, you are assigned the term 'Carrier'. As far as the DOT is concerned, you are a 'Carrier', whether you are a 'Private Carrier' driving a pickup truck and servicing the oil rigs in Texas or North Dakota, or as an owner of an 80,000-lbs semi-tractor and trailer running willy-nilly all over the country as a 'For-Hire Carrier'.  You will be a 'Carrier'
3.  If you are hauling, transporting or working exclusively within the state of Indiana without crossing state lines, then the 'In State' categories shown in the tables below apply to your operation. Your DOT number will show that you are an intrastate Carrier.
4.  If you are hauling or transporting loads or items across state lines ONLY and never hauling or transporting loads or items from one point in Indiana to another point in Indiana, then 'Crossing State Lines' applies to your operation and your DOT number will show you are an Interstate Carrier.
5.  If you are hauling or transporting from one point in Indiana to another point in Indiana AND you are occasionally crossing state lines, or crossing state lines on a regular basis, then you need to look at both the 'In-State' requirements and the 'Crossing State Lines' requirements. If you are a 'For-Hire' Carrier, then you may end up getting a DOT (USDOT) number, State Authority to operate within the state of Indiana and Federal Authority to cross state lines with loads. If you cross state lines just once with your commercial vehicle, you are an 'Interstate Carrier'. This would not apply if you are purchasing a vehicle in one state, crossing state lines to bring the vehicle home and then operate exclusively within your home state of Indiana. While you do this, you are not strictly operating 'In Commerce', you are merely transporting the vehicle back to your state of operation of Indiana. However, if you have not been issued a DOT number while driving back home to Indiana, you may be stopped and told to get a DOT number. If you are, contact us.
6.  Service Contractors or Contractors hauling their own tools or equipment within the state of Indiana or across state lines are referred to as 'Private Carriers'.
7.  If you are a contractor who does concrete work, as an example, then you would be considered a 'Private Carrier' because you are getting paid to provide a service job. If you pick up a load of gravel, transport that gravel, dump it and get paid for transporting the gravel, then leave without doing anything further with that gravel, you would be considered a 'For Hire' Carrier. You would be considered a 'For-Hire Carrier' because someone hired you to transport the gravel and do nothing else with the gravel. You can be both a 'Private Carrier' and a 'For Hire Carrier', but if you do any 'For-Hire Carrier' work, then you must register as a 'For Hire Carrier' (if that's required by the state. Check the listings below to see if you are required to register as an In-State, For-Hire Carrier)

INDIANA  DOT number - types of operation - 1
In State - For Hire
10,001-lbs - 26,000-lbs
In State - For Hire
Above 26,000-lbs
In State - For Hire
Tri-Axle & Quad-Axle
Hauling loads from point to point inside Indiana Hauling loads from point to point inside Indiana Construction work inside the state of Indiana
DOT number requirements for hauling non-hazardous loads from point to point within the state of Indiana with a truck with a Gross Vehicle Weight Rating between 10,001-lbs and 26,000-lbs, or a truck and trailer with Gross Combined Weight Ratings of 10,001-lbs to 26,000-lbs DOT number requirements for hauling non-hazardous loads from point to point within the state of Indiana with a truck with a Gross Vehicle Weight Rating above 26,000-lbs, or a truck and trailer with Gross Combined Weight Ratings above 26,000-lbs DOT number requirements for hauling non-hazardous loads from point to point within the state of Indiana with Tri-Axle trucks and Quad-Axle trucks with a Gross Weight Rating above 26,000-lbs
A DOT number is required A DOT number is required A DOT number is required
Indiana Authority required Indiana Authority required Indiana Authority required
Proof of Personal Injury/ Property Damage liability insurance for $750,000 is required and filed with the state Proof of Personal Injury/ Property Damage liability insurance for $750,000 is required and filed with the state Proof of Personal Injury/ Property Damage liability insurance for $750,000 is required and filed with the state
If the truck owner leaves Indiana and crosses state lines even just once with a commercial vehicle in this weight category, or with a truck and trailer combination in this weight category, the owner must have a DOT number indicating the carrier is an interstate carrier and pay UCR fees, otherwise face a $400 fine for non UCR compliance  If the truck owner leaves Indiana and crosses state lines even just once with a commercial vehicle in this weight category, or with a truck and trailer combination in this weight category, the owner must have a DOT number indicating the carrier is an interstate carrier and pay UCR fees, otherwise face a $400 fine for non UCR compliance. Also, if the truck leaves the state, the owner has the option of signing up for an IRP/FRP license plate and IFTA fuel tax stickers, or, if just crossing on occasion into another state, obtaining a temporary permit to go into other states while still operating with the base license plate on the truck. Also, if the owner crosses state lines transporting goods that require Federal Authority, call us to obtain that authority which would include a DOT number.  If the truck owner leaves Indiana and crosses state lines even just once with a commercial vehicle in this weight category, or with a truck and trailer combination in this weight category, the owner must have a DOT number indicating the carrier is an interstate carrier and pay UCR fees, otherwise face a $400 fine for non UCR compliance. Also, if the truck leaves the state, the owner has the option of signing up for an IRP/FRP license plate and IFTA fuel tax stickers, or, if just crossing on occasion into another state, obtaining a temporary permit to go into other states while still operating with the base license plate on the truck. Also, if the owner crosses state lines transporting goods that require Federal Authority, call us to obtain that authority which would include a DOT number. 

INDIANA  DOT number - types of operation - 2
In State - For Hire
Exempt loads
10,001-lbs - 26,000-lbs
In State - For Hire
Exempt loads
Above 26,000-lbs
Crossing State Lines
For Hire
10,001-lbs - 26,000-lbs
Hauling Exempt Loads For Hire from point to point inside Indiana at weights between 10,001-lbs and 26,000-lbs Hauling exempt loads For Hire from point to point inside Indiana at weights above 26,000-lbs For Hire using a flatbed truck or box truck crossing state lines with Max. weight of 26,000-lbs
DOT number requirements for hauling exempt loads from point to point within the state of Indiana with a truck with a Gross Vehicle Weight Rating between 10,001-lbs and 26,000-lbs, or a truck and trailer with a Gross Vehicle Weight Rating, or Gross Combined Weight Ratings between 10,001-lbs and 26,000-lbs  DOT number requirements for hauling exempt loads from point to point within the state of Indiana with a truck with a Gross Vehicle Weight Rating above 26,000-lbs, or a truck and trailer with a Gross Vehicle Weight Rating, or Gross Combined Weight Ratings above 26,000-lbs DOT number requirements for hauling loads across state lines with a truck with a Gross Vehicle Weight Rating between 10,001-lbs and 26,000-lbs, or a truck and trailer with Gross Combined Weight Ratings between 10,001-lbs and 26,000-lbs
A DOT number is required A DOT number is required A DOT number is required
Indiana Authority required Indiana Authority required MC Authority is required to transport products / items / loads across state lines. UCR registration is required. New Entrant Safety Audit is required
Proof of Personal Injury/ Property Damage liability insurance for $750,000 is required and filed with the state Proof of Personal Injury/ Property Damage liability insurance for $750,000 is required and filed with the state Minimum requirement for Personal Injury / Property Damage liability insurance is $750,000
If the truck owner leaves Indiana and crosses state lines even just once with a commercial vehicle in this weight category, or with a truck and trailer combination in this weight category, the owner must have a DOT number indicating the carrier is an interstate carrier and pay UCR fees, otherwise face a $400 fine for non UCR compliance If the truck owner leaves Indiana and crosses state lines even just once with a commercial vehicle in this weight category, or with a truck and trailer combination in this weight category, the owner must have a DOT number indicating the carrier is an interstate carrier and pay UCR fees, otherwise face a $400 fine for non UCR compliance. Also, if the truck leaves the state, the owner has the option of signing up for an IRP/FRP license plate and IFTA fuel tax stickers, or, if just crossing on occasion into another state, obtaining a temporary permit to go into other states while still operating with the base license plate on the truck. Federal operating authority will not be required as the owner will be transporting exempt commodities, but the DOT number will still need to indicate interstate exempt and UCR fees will need to be filed and paid. UCR registration is required. Applicant is required to go through a New Entrant Safety Audit

INDIANA  DOT number - types of operation - 3
Crossing State Lines
For Hire - Exempt Loads
10,001-lbs - 26,000-lbs
Crossing State Lines
For Hire - Exempt Loads
Above 26,000-lbs
Crossing State Lines
For Hire
Above 26,000-lbs
For Hire transporting  exempt loads across state lines at a gross weight between 10,001-lbs - 26,000-lbs For Hire transporting exempt loads across state lines at a gross weight above 26,000-lbs For Hire transporting non-exempt loads across state lines at a gross weight above 26,000-lbs
DOT number requirements for crossing state lines hauling exempt loads with a truck with a Gross Vehicle Weight Rating between 10,001-lbs and 26,000-lbs, or with a truck and trailer with Gross Combined Weight Ratings between 10,001-lbs and 26,000-lbs DOT number requirements for crossing state lines hauling exempt loads with a truck with a Gross Vehicle Weight Rating above 26,000-lbs, or a truck and trailer with Gross Combines Weight Ratings above 26,000-lbs DOT number requirements for crossing state lines hauling non-exempt loads with a truck with a Gross Vehicle Weight Rating, or with a truck and trailer with Gross Combined Weight Ratings above 26,000-lbs
A DOT number / USDOT number / US DOT number is required to cross state lines A DOT number / USDOT number / US DOT number is required to cross state lines A DOT number / USDOT number / US DOT number is required to cross state lines
MC Authority is not required. UCR registration is required. Applicant is required to go through a New Entrant Safety Audit. MC Authority is not required. UCR registration is required. Applicant is required to go through a New Entrant Safety Audit. MC Authority is required to transport products / items / loads across state lines. UCR registration is required. Applicant is required to go through a New Entrant Safety Audit

INDIANA  DOT number - types of operation - 4
In State
For Hire Operator
10,000-lbs and under
In State
Private Operator
10,000-lbs and under
In State
Private Operator
10,001-lbs - 26,000-lbs
For Hire Operators with vans or trucks transporting products from point to point inside the state of Indiana at 10,000-lbs or under Private Operators with vans or trucks transporting products from point to point inside the state of Indiana at 10,000-lbs or under Private Operators with trucks or trucks and trailers hauling loads from point to point within the state of Indiana between 10,001-lbs and 26,000-lbs
DOT number requirements for transporting non-hazardous items from point to point within the state of Indiana with a van or truck with a Gross Vehicle Weight Rating at 10,000-lbs or under  DOT number requirements for transporting non-hazardous items from point to point within the state of Indiana with a van or truck with a Gross Vehicle Weight Rating at 10,000-lbs or under DOT number requirements for hauling non-hazardous loads from point to point within the state of Indiana with a truck with a Gross Vehicle Weight Rating between 10,001-lbs and 26,000-lbs, or a truck and trailer with Gross Combined Weight Ratings between 10,001-lbs and 26,000-lbs
DOT number not required DOT number not required DOT number not required
Indiana For-Hire intrastate common carriers are not required to register for Indiana authority. Indiana Private intrastate carriers are not required to register for Indiana authority. Indiana Private intrastate carriers are not required to register for Indiana authority.
If the truck owner leaves Indiana and crosses state lines even just once with a commercial vehicle in this weight category, or with a truck and trailer combination in this weight category, the owner must have a DOT number indicating the carrier is an interstate carrier and pay UCR fees, otherwise face a $400 fine for non UCR compliance

INDIANA  DOT number - types of operation - 5
In State
Private Operator
Above 26,000-lbs
Crossing state Lines
Private Operator
10,000-lbs and under
Crossing State Lines
Private Operator
10,001-lbs - 26,000-lbs
Private Operators working inside Indiana with a truck with a gross weight, or a truck and trailer with gross weights above 26,000-lbs Private Operators crossing state lines with a van or truck with a gross weight at 10,000-lbs or under Private Operators crossing state lines with a truck with a gross weight between 10,001-lbs and 26,000-lbs, or a truck and trailer with gross weights between 10,001-lbs and 26,000-lbs
DOT number requirements for hauling non-hazardous loads from point to point within the state of Indiana with a truck with a Gross Weight Rating, or a truck and trailer with Gross Combined Weight Ratings above 26,000-lbs DOT number requirements for transporting items across state lines with a van or a truck with a Gross Vehicle Weight Rating at 10,000-lbs and under DOT number requirements for hauling loads across state lines with a truck with a Gross Vehicle Weight Rating between 10,001-lbs and 26,000-lbs, or a truck and trailer with Gross Combined Weight Ratings between 10,001-lbs and 26,000-lbs
A DOT number is required DOT number not required A DOT number is required
Indiana Intrastate authority is not required UCR registration is required. The applicant is required to take a New Entrant Safety Audit
If the truck owner leaves Indiana and crosses state lines even just once with a commercial vehicle in this weight category, or with a truck and trailer combination in this weight category, the owner must have a DOT number indicating the carrier is an interstate carrier and pay UCR fees, otherwise face a $400 fine for non UCR compliance. Also, if the truck leaves the state, the owner has the option of signing up for an IRP/FRP license plate and IFTA fuel tax stickers, or, if just crossing on occasion into another state, obtaining a temporary permit to go into other states while still operating with the base license plate on the truck. Even with just one trip into another state, the DOT number will still be required showing the carrier is interstate and operating as a private carrier.

INDIANA  DOT number - types of operation - 6
Crossing State Lines
Private Operators
Above 26,000-lbs
-  Farmers  -
In State Only
Above 26,000-lbs
-  Farmers  -
Crossing State Lines
Above 26,000-lbs
Private Operators crossing state lines with vehicles at a gross weight above 26,000-lbs Farm-plated trucks hauling loads inside the state of Indiana without crossing state lines Farm-plated trucks hauling loads inside the state of Indiana AND crossing state lines with loads
DOT number requirements for crossing state lines hauling non-exempt loads with a truck with a Gross Vehicle Weight Rating, or with a truck and trailer with Gross Combined Weight Ratings above 26,000-lbs DOT number requirements for farmers hauling their own loads or items that belong to the farm and the farmer is not getting paid to haul or transport these loads or items within the state of Indiana DOT number requirements for farmers crossing state lines hauling their own farm-based loads and not getting paid to haul items or loads across state lines using a truck with a Gross Vehicle Weight Rating, or with a truck and trailer with Gross Combined Weight Ratings above 26,000-lbs
A DOT number / USDOT number / US DOT number is required Currently, A DOT number is not required A DOT number is required to cross state lines 
UCR registration is required, Applicant is required to go through a New Entrant Safety Audit If the truck owner leaves Indiana and crosses state lines even just once with a commercial vehicle in this weight category, or with a truck and trailer combination in this weight category, the owner must have a DOT number indicating the carrier is an interstate carrier and pay UCR fees, otherwise face a $400 fine for non UCR compliance IFTA fuel tax registration is required. UCR registration is required. Applicant is required to go through a New Entrant Safety Audit

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IOWA  DOT number requirements
 * * * * *      Please Note      * * * * *
1.  A DOT number is a Federally issued number. A DOT number is not issued by the state of Iowa. When you are required to obtain a DOT number, the number is issued by the Federal Government in Washington, DC. The number is actually a USDOT number - a United States Department of Transportation number. It is also known as a US DOT number, but is commonly referred to as a 'DOT number'. So, when you are required to obtain a DOT number, you will be acquiring a USDOT number.
2.  When applying for a DOT number, 'Carrier' is the designation assigned to the applicant, whether a Person, Business or a Company that operates a vehicle or vehicles that either belong to them, or are being leased by them. A 'Registrant' is an 'Owner' of a truck that is leased to a trucking company and operates under that   trucking company's name and DOT number and, usually, MC number. Registrants are paid by trucking companies to haul loads and Registrants are not issued DOT numbers. When operating a commercial vehicle, you are either a 'Registrant' or a 'Carrier'. When applying for a DOT number, whether you have a van, pickup truck, full size truck, box truck, flatbed truck or semi-tractor, you are assigned the term 'Carrier'. As far as the DOT is concerned, you are a 'Carrier', whether you are a 'Private Carrier' driving a pickup truck and servicing the oil rigs in Texas or North Dakota, or as an owner of an 80,000-lbs semi-tractor and trailer running willy-nilly all over the country as a 'For-Hire Carrier'.  You will be a 'Carrier'
3.  If you are hauling, transporting or working exclusively within the state of Iowa without crossing state lines, then the 'In State' categories shown in the tables below apply to your operation. Your DOT number will show that you are an Intrastate Carrier.
4.  If you are hauling or transporting loads or items across state lines ONLY and never hauling or transporting loads or items from one point in Iowa to another point in Iowa, then 'Crossing State Lines' applies to your operation and your DOT number will show you are an Interstate Carrier.
5.  If you are hauling or transporting from one point in Iowa to another point in Iowa AND you are occasionally crossing state lines, or crossing state lines on a regular basis, then you need to look at both the 'In-State' requirements and the 'Crossing State Lines' requirements. If you are a 'For-Hire' Carrier, then you may end up getting a DOT (USDOT) number, State Authority to operate within the state of Iowa and Federal Authority to cross state lines with loads. If you cross state lines just once with your commercial vehicle, you are an 'Interstate Carrier'. This would not apply if you are purchasing a vehicle in one state, crossing state lines to bring the vehicle home and then operate exclusively within your home state of Iowa. While you do this, you are not strictly operating 'In Commerce', you are merely transporting the vehicle back to your state of operation of Iowa. However, if you have not been issued a DOT number while driving back home to Iowa, you may be stopped and told to get a DOT number. If you are, contact us.
6.  Service Contractors or Contractors hauling their own tools or equipment within the state of Iowa or across state lines are referred to as 'Private Carriers'.
7.  If you are a contractor who does concrete work, as an example, then you would be considered a 'Private Carrier' because you are getting paid to provide a service job. If you pick up a load of gravel, transport that gravel, dump it and get paid for transporting the gravel, then leave without doing anything further with that gravel, you would be considered a 'For Hire' Carrier. You would be considered a 'For-Hire Carrier' because someone hired you to transport the gravel and do nothing else with the gravel. You can be both a 'Private Carrier' and a 'For Hire Carrier', but if you do any 'For-Hire Carrier' work, then you must register as a 'For Hire Carrier' (if that's required by the state. Check the listings below to see if you are required to register as an In-State, For-Hire Carrier)

IOWA  DOT number - types of operation - 1
In State - For Hire
10,001-lbs - 26,000-lbs
In State - For Hire
Above 26,000-lbs
In State - For Hire
Tri-Axle & Quad-Axle
Hauling loads from point to point inside Iowa Hauling loads from point to point inside Iowa Construction work inside the state of Iowa
DOT number requirements for hauling non-hazardous loads from point to point within the state of Iowa with a truck with a Gross Vehicle Weight Rating between 10,001-lbs and 26,000-lbs, or a truck and trailer with Gross Combined Weight Ratings of 10,001-lbs to 26,000-lbs DOT number requirements for hauling non-hazardous loads from point to point within the state of Iowa with a truck with a Gross Vehicle Weight Rating above 26,000-lbs, or a truck and trailer with Gross Combined Weight Ratings above 26,000-lbs DOT number requirements for hauling non-hazardous loads from point to point within the state of Iowa with Tri-Axle trucks and Quad-Axle trucks with a Gross Weight Rating above 26,000-lbs
A DOT number is required: 1.  A single vehicle having a Gross Vehicle Weight Rating of 10,001lbs or more, or with a gross physical weight of 10,001-lbs or more
2.  A combination vehicle (truck and trailer) having Gross Combined Weight Ratings exceeding 26,000-lbs. where the power unit alone has a Gross Vehicle Weight Rating of 10,000-lbs or under, or has a physical loaded weight of 10,000-lbs or under.
3.  A combination vehicle (power unit and trailer) where the power unit has a Gross Vehicle Weight Rating of 10,001-lbs or more, or where the power unit's loaded physical weight is 10,001-lbs or more regardless of the trailer Gross Vehicle Weight Rating or loaded physical weight
4.  A vehicle used in transporting hazardous materials in a quantity requiring placards
Having two axles and a gross vehicle weight exceeding 26,000-lbs, or registered gross vehicle weight exceeding 26,000-lbs or 11,797 kilograms, a DOT number is required Having two axles and a gross vehicle weight exceeding 26,000-lbs, or registered gross vehicle weight exceeding 26,000-lbs or 11,797 kilograms, a DOT number is required
Motor carriers transporting loads, items, commodities and liquid commodities on a For-Hire basis must operate within the state of Iowa with Iowa authority and file proof of liability insurance for the minimum amount of $750,000 Motor carriers transporting loads, items, commodities and liquid commodities on a For-Hire basis must operate within the state of Iowa with Iowa authority and file proof of liability insurance for the minimum amount of $750,000 Motor carriers transporting loads, items, commodities and liquid commodities on a For-Hire basis must operate within the state of Iowa with Iowa authority and file proof of liability insurance for the minimum amount of $750,000
Motor carriers transporting non-dairy liquid commodities must attend and complete a safety seminar within six months of issuance of the motor carrier permit or motor carrier certificates. A fee of $200 will be administered by the state and must be paid at the time of application. The seminars are scheduled and conducted biannually Motor carriers transporting non-dairy liquid commodities must attend and complete a safety seminar within six months of issuance of the motor carrier permit or motor carrier certificates. A fee of $200 will be administered by the state and must be paid at the time of application. The seminars are scheduled and conducted biannually Motor carriers transporting non-dairy liquid commodities must attend and complete a safety seminar within six months of issuance of the motor carrier permit or motor carrier certificates. A fee of $200 will be administered by the state and must be paid at the time of application. The seminars are scheduled and conducted biannually
If the truck owner leaves Iowa and crosses state lines even just once with a commercial vehicle in this weight category, or with a truck and trailer combination in this weight category, the owner must have a DOT number indicating the carrier is an interstate carrier and pay UCR fees, otherwise face a $400 fine for non UCR compliance  If the truck owner leaves Iowa and crosses state lines even just once with a commercial vehicle in this weight category, or with a truck and trailer combination in this weight category, the owner must have a DOT number indicating the carrier is an interstate carrier and pay UCR fees, otherwise face a $400 fine for non UCR compliance. Also, if the truck leaves the state, the owner has the option of signing up for an IRP/FRP license plate and IFTA fuel tax stickers, or, if just crossing on occasion into another state, obtaining a temporary permit to go into other states while still operating with the base license plate on the truck. Also, if the owner crosses state lines transporting goods that require Federal Authority, call us to obtain that authority which would include a DOT number.  If the truck owner leaves Iowa and crosses state lines even just once with a commercial vehicle in this weight category, or with a truck and trailer combination in this weight category, the owner must have a DOT number indicating the carrier is an interstate carrier and pay UCR fees, otherwise face a $400 fine for non UCR compliance. Also, if the truck leaves the state, the owner has the option of signing up for an IRP/FRP license plate and IFTA fuel tax stickers, or, if just crossing on occasion into another state, obtaining a temporary permit to go into other states while still operating with the base license plate on the truck. Also, if the owner crosses state lines transporting goods that require Federal Authority, call us to obtain that authority which would include a DOT number. 

IOWA  DOT number - types of operation - 2
In State - For Hire
Exempt loads
10,001-lbs - 26,000-lbs
In State - For Hire
Exempt loads
Above 26,000-lbs
Crossing State Lines
For Hire
10,001-lbs - 26,000-lbs
Hauling Exempt Loads For Hire from point to point inside Iowa at weights between 10,001-lbs and 26,000-lbs  Hauling exempt loads For Hire from point to point inside Iowa at weights above 26,000-lbs For Hire using a flatbed truck or box truck crossing state lines with Max. weight of 26,000-lbs
DOT number requirements for hauling exempt loads from point to point within the state of Iowa with a truck with a Gross Vehicle Weight Rating between 10,001-lbs and 26,000-lbs, or a truck and trailer with Gross Combined Weight Ratings between 10,001-lbs and 26,000-lbs. DOT number requirements for hauling exempt loads from point to point within the state of Iowa with a truck with a Gross Vehicle Weight Rating above 26,000-lbs, or a truck and trailer with a Gross Combined Weight Ratings above 26,000-lbs DOT number requirements for hauling loads across state lines with a truck with a Gross Vehicle Weight Rating between 10,001-lbs and 26,000-lbs, or a truck and trailer with Gross Combined Weight Ratings between 10,001-lbs and 26,000-lbs
A DOT number is required: 1.  A single vehicle having a Gross Vehicle Weight Rating of 10,001lbs or more, or with a gross physical weight of 10,001-lbs or more
2.  A combination vehicle (truck and trailer) having Gross Combined Weight Ratings exceeding 26,000-lbs. where the power unit alone has a Gross Vehicle Weight Rating of 10,000-lbs or under, or has a physical loaded weight of 10,000-lbs or under.
3.  A combination vehicle (power unit and trailer) where the power unit has a Gross Vehicle Weight Rating of 10,001-lbs or more, or where the power unit's loaded physical weight is 10,001-lbs or more regardless of the trailer Gross Vehicle Weight Rating or loaded physical weight
4.  A vehicle used in transporting hazardous materials in a quantity requiring placards
Having two axles and a gross vehicle weight exceeding 26,000-lbs, or registered gross vehicle weight exceeding 26,000-lbs or 11,797 kilograms, a DOT number is required A DOT number is required
Carriers who transport property for-hire from one point in Iowa to another point in Iowa need intrastate travel authority.  Carriers who transport property for-hire from one point in Iowa to another point in Iowa need intrastate travel authority. MC Authority is required to transport products / items / loads across state lines. UCR registration is required. New Entrant Safety Audit is required
The proper travel authority must be obtained before starting for-hire operations A copy of the permit or certificate must be carried in each vehicle operating under the carrier’s travel authority. Intrastate credentials are non-expiring The proper travel authority must be obtained before starting for-hire operations A copy of the permit or certificate must be carried in each vehicle operating under the carrier’s travel authority. Intrastate credentials are non-expiring Minimum requirement for Personal Injury / Property Damage liability insurance is $750,000
Personal Injury / Propery Damage liability insurance for the amount of $750,000 is required and proof of insurance filed with the state. Failure to maintain liability insurance with the state will result in the cancellation of the motor carrier authority Personal Injury / Propery Damage liability insurance for the amount of $750,000 is required and proof of insurance filed with the state. Failure to maintain liability insurance with the state will result in the cancellation of the motor carrier authority. Also, if the truck leaves the state, the owner has the option of signing up for an IRP/FRP license plate and IFTA fuel tax stickers, or, if just crossing on occasion into another state, obtaining a temporary permit to go into other states while still operating with the base license plate on the truck. Federal operating authority will not be required as the owner will be transporting exempt commodities, but the DOT number will still need to indicate interstate exempt and UCR fees will need to be filed and paid. UCR registration is required. Applicant is required to go through a New Entrant Safety Audit

IOWA  DOT number - types of operation - 3
Crossing State Lines
For Hire - Exempt Loads
10,001-lbs - 26,000-lbs
Crossing State Lines
For Hire - Exempt Loads
Above 26,000-lbs
Crossing State Lines
For Hire
Above 26,000-lbs
For Hire transporting  exempt loads across state lines at a gross weight between 10,001-lbs - 26,000-lbs For Hire transporting exempt loads across state lines at a gross weight above 26,000-lbs For Hire transporting non-exempt loads across state lines at a gross weight above 26,000-lbs
DOT number requirements for crossing state lines hauling exempt loads with a truck with a Gross Vehicle Weight Rating between 10,001-lbs and 26,000-lbs, or with a truck and trailer with Gross Combined Weight Ratings between 10,001-lbs and 26,000-lbs DOT number requirements for crossing state lines hauling exempt loads with a truck with a Gross Vehicle Weight Rating above 26,000-lbs, or a truck and trailer with Gross Combines Weight Ratings above 26,000-lbs DOT number requirements for crossing state lines hauling non-exempt loads with a truck with a Gross Vehicle Weight Rating above 26,000-lbs, or with a truck and trailer with Gross Combined Weight Ratings above 26,000-lbs
A DOT number / USDOT number / US DOT number is required to cross state lines A DOT number / USDOT number / US DOT number is required to cross state lines A DOT number / USDOT number / US DOT number is required to cross state lines
MC Authority is not required. UCR registration is required. Applicant is required to go through a New Entrant Safety Audit. MC Authority is not required. UCR registration is required. Applicant is required to go through a New Entrant Safety Audit. MC Authority is required to transport products / items / loads across state lines. UCR registration is required. Applicant is required to go through a New Entrant Safety Audit

IOWA  DOT number - types of operation - 4
In State
For Hire Operator
10,000-lbs and under
In State
Private Operator
10,000-lbs and under
In State
Private Operator
10,001-lbs - 26,000-lbs
For Hire Operators with vans or trucks transporting products from point to point inside the state of Iowa at 10,000-lbs or under Private Operators with vans or trucks transporting products from point to point inside the state of Iowa at 10,000-lbs or under Private Operators with trucks or trucks and trailers hauling loads from point to point within the state of Iowa between 10,001-lbs and 26,000-lbs
DOT number requirements for transporting non-hazardous items from point to point within the state of Iowa with a van or truck with a Gross Vehicle Weight Rating at 10,000-lbs or under  DOT number requirements for transporting non-hazardous items from point to point within the state of Iowa with a van or truck with a Gross Vehicle Weight Rating at 10,000-lbs or under DOT number requirements for hauling non-hazardous loads from point to point within the state of Iowa with a truck with a Gross Vehicle Weight Rating between 10,001-lbs and 26,000-lbs, or a truck and trailer with Gross Combined Weight Ratings between 10,001-lbs and 26,000-lbs 
For-Hire carriers operating commercial vehicles in intrastate commerce are required to mark the power unit with the operating motor carrier's name and USDOT number if transporting hazardous materials requiring placards Private carriers operating commercial vehicles in intrastate commerce are required to mark the power unit with the operating motor carrier's name and USDOT number if transporting hazardous materials requiring placards Private carriers operating commercial vehicles in intrastate commerce are required to mark the power unit with the operating motor carrier's name and USDOT number if transporting hazardous materials requiring placards
If the truck owner leaves Iowa and crosses state lines even just once with a commercial vehicle in this weight category, or with a truck and trailer combination in this weight category, the owner must have a DOT number indicating the carrier is an interstate carrier and pay UCR fees, otherwise face a $400 fine for non UCR compliance

IOWA  DOT number - types of operation - 5
In State
Private Operator
Above 26,000-lbs
Crossing state Lines
Private Operator
10,000-lbs and under
Crossing State Lines
Private Operator
10,001-lbs - 26,000-lbs
Private Operators working inside Iowa with a truck with a gross weight, or a truck and trailer with gross weights above 26,000-lbs Private Operators crossing state lines with a van or truck with a gross weight at 10,000-lbs or under Private Operators crossing state lines with a truck with a gross weight between 10,001-lbs and 26,000-lbs, or a truck and trailer with gross weights between 10,001-lbs and 26,000-lbs
DOT number requirements for hauling non-hazardous loads from point to point within the state of Iowa with a truck with a Gross Weight Rating, or a truck and trailer with Gross Combined Weight Ratings above 26,000-lbs DOT number requirements for transporting items across state lines with a van or a truck with a Gross Vehicle Weight Rating at 10,000-lbs and under DOT number requirements for hauling loads across state lines with a truck with a Gross Vehicle Weight Rating between 10,001-lbs and 26,000-lbs, or a truck and trailer with Gross Combined Weight Ratings between 10,001-lbs and 26,000-lbs
A DOT number is required DOT number not required A DOT number is required
If the truck owner leaves Iowa and crosses state lines even just once with a commercial vehicle in this weight category, or with a truck and trailer combination in this weight category, the owner must have a DOT number indicating the carrier is an interstate carrier and pay UCR fees, otherwise face a $400 fine for non UCR compliance UCR registration is required. The applicant is required to take a New Entrant Safety Audit

IOWA  DOT number - types of operation - 6
Crossing State Lines
Private Operators
Above 26,000-lbs
-  Farmers  -
In State Only
Above 26,000-lbs
-  Farmers  -
Crossing State Lines
Above 26,000-lbs
Private Operators crossing state lines with vehicles at a gross weight above 26,000-lbs Farm-plated trucks hauling loads inside the state of Iowa without crossing state lines Farm-plated trucks hauling loads inside the state of Iowa AND crossing state lines with loads
DOT number requirements for crossing state lines hauling non-exempt loads with a truck with a Gross Vehicle Weight Rating above 26,000-lbs, or with a truck and trailer with Gross Combined Weight Ratings above 26,000-lbs DOT number requirements for farmers hauling their own loads or items that belong to the farm and the farmer is not getting paid to haul or transport these loads or items within the state of Iowa DOT number requirements for farmers crossing state lines hauling their own farm-based loads and not getting paid to haul items or loads across state lines using a truck with a Gross Vehicle Weight Rating above 26,000-lbs, or with a truck and trailer with Gross Combined Weight Ratings above 26,000-lbs
A DOT number / USDOT number / US DOT number is required Currently, A DOT number is not required A DOT number is required to cross state lines 
UCR registration is required, Applicant is required to go through a New Entrant Safety Audit If the truck owner leaves Iowa and crosses state lines even just once with a commercial vehicle in this weight category, or with a truck and trailer combination in this weight category, the owner must have a DOT number indicating the carrier is an interstate carrier and pay UCR fees, otherwise face a $400 fine for non UCR compliance IFTA fuel tax registration is required. UCR registration is required. Applicant is required to go through a New Entrant Safety Audit

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KANSAS  DOT number requirements
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1.  A DOT number is a Federally issued number. A DOT number is not issued by the state of Kansas. When you are required to obtain a DOT number, the number is issued by the Federal Government in Washington, DC. The number is actually a USDOT number - a United States Department of Transportation number. It is also known as a US DOT number, but is commonly referred to as a 'DOT number'. So, when you are required to obtain a DOT number, you will be acquiring a USDOT number.
2.  When applying for a DOT number, 'Carrier' is the designation assigned to the applicant, whether a Person, Business or a Company that operates a vehicle or vehicles that either belong to them, or are being leased by them. A 'Registrant' is an 'Owner' of a truck that is leased to a trucking company and operates under that   trucking company's name and DOT number and, usually, MC number. Registrants are paid by trucking companies to haul loads and Registrants are not issued DOT numbers. When operating a commercial vehicle, you are either a 'Registrant' or a 'Carrier'. When applying for a DOT number, whether you have a van, pickup truck, full size truck, box truck, flatbed truck or semi-tractor, you are assigned the term 'Carrier'. As far as the DOT is concerned, you are a 'Carrier', whether you are a 'Private Carrier' driving a pickup truck and servicing the oil rigs in Texas or North Dakota, or as an owner of an 80,000-lbs semi-tractor and trailer running willy-nilly all over the country as a 'For-Hire Carrier'.  You will be a 'Carrier'
3.  If you are hauling, transporting or working exclusively within the state of Kansas without crossing state lines, then the 'In State' categories shown in the tables below apply to your operation. Your DOT number will show that you are an intrastateCarrier.
4.  If you are hauling or transporting loads or items across state lines ONLY and never hauling or transporting loads or items from one point in Kansas to another point in Kansas, then 'Crossing State Lines' applies to your operation and your DOT number will show you are an Interstate Carrier.
5.  If you are hauling or transporting from one point in Kansas to another point in Kansas AND you are occasionally crossing state lines, or crossing state lines on a regular basis, then you need to look at both the 'In-State' requirements and the 'Crossing State Lines' requirements. If you are a 'For-Hire' Carrier, then you may end up getting a DOT (USDOT) number, State Authority to operate within the state of Kansas and Federal Authority to cross state lines with loads. If you cross state lines just once with your commercial vehicle, you are an 'Interstate Carrier'. This would not apply if you are purchasing a vehicle in one state, crossing state lines to bring the vehicle home and then operate exclusively within your home state of Kansas. While you do this, you are not strictly operating 'In Commerce', you are merely transporting the vehicle back to your state of operation of Kansas. However, if you have not been issued a DOT number while driving back home to Kansas, you may be stopped and told to get a DOT number. If you are, contact us.
6.  Service Contractors or Contractors hauling their own tools or equipment within the state of Kansas or across state lines are referred to as 'Private Carriers'.
7.  If you are a contractor who does concrete work, as an example, then you would be considered a 'Private Carrier' because you are getting paid to provide a service job. If you pick up a load of gravel, transport that gravel, dump it and get paid for transporting the gravel, then leave without doing anything further with that gravel, you would be considered a 'For Hire' Carrier. You would be considered a 'For-Hire Carrier' because someone hired you to transport the gravel and do nothing else with the gravel. You can be both a 'Private Carrier' and a 'For Hire Carrier', but if you do any 'For-Hire Carrier' work, then you must register as a 'For Hire Carrier' (if that's required by the state. Check the listings below to see if you are required to register as an In-State, For-Hire Carrier)

KANSAS  DOT number - types of operation - 1
In State - For Hire
10,001-lbs - 26,000-lbs
In State - For Hire
Above 26,000-lbs
In State - For Hire
Tri-Axle & Quad-Axle
Hauling loads from point to point inside Kansas Hauling loads from point to point inside Kansas Construction work inside the state of Kansas
DOT number requirements for hauling non-hazardous loads from point to point within the state of Kansas with a truck with a Gross Vehicle Weight Rating between 10,001-lbs and 26,000-lbs, or a truck and trailer with Gross Combined Weight Ratings of 10,001-lbs to 26,000-lbs DOT number requirements for hauling non-hazardous loads from point to point within the state of Kansas with a truck with a Gross Vehicle Weight Rating above 26,000-lbs, or a truck and trailer with Gross Combined Weight Ratings of 10,001-lbs to 26,000-lbs DOT number requirements for hauling non-hazardous loads from point to point within the state of Kansas with Tri-Axle trucks and Quad-Axle trucks with a Gross Weight Rating above 26,000-lbs
A DOT number is required.
All commercial motor carriers (For-Hire and Private) operating intra-state are subject to the marking requirements of 49 CFR 390.21 which requires all CMVs to display, on both sides of the power unit, the USDOT number and the legal name of the business entity that owns or controls the motor carrier operation, or the 'doing business as' (DBA) name. Any new or used commercial vehicles added to a motor carrier's fleet must be identified with the US DOT number and single trade name before being put into service
A DOT number is required.
All commercial motor carriers (For-Hire and Private) operating intra-state are subject to the marking requirements of 49 CFR 390.21 which requires all CMVs to display, on both sides of the power unit, the USDOT number and the legal name of the business entity that owns or controls the motor carrier operation, or the 'doing business as' (DBA) name. Any new or used commercial vehicles added to a motor carrier's fleet must be identified with the US DOT number and single trade name before being put into service
A DOT number is required.
All commercial motor carriers (For-Hire and Private) operating intra-state are subject to the marking requirements of 49 CFR 390.21 which requires all CMVs to display, on both sides of the power unit, the USDOT number and the legal name of the business entity that owns or controls the motor carrier operation, or the 'doing business as' (DBA) name. Any new or used commercial vehicles added to a motor carrier's fleet must be identified with the US DOT number and single trade name before being put into service
Kansas intrastate operating authority is required for carriers transporting goods on a common carrier basis and For-Hire. Commercial vehicles transporting commodities that require placards are required to register with the state for authority Kansas intrastate operating authority is required for carriers transporting goods on a common carrier basis and For-Hire. Commercial vehicles transporting commodities that require placards are required to register with the state for authority Kansas intrastate operating authority is required for carriers transporting goods on a common carrier basis and For-Hire. Commercial vehicles transporting commodities that require placards are required to register with the state for authority
Insurance: All carriers operating as Intrastate Common or Contract carriers, Exempt carriers or Private carriers must file or cause to be filed proof of Personal Injury liability insurance for the amounts $100,000/ $300,000 and $50,000 Property Damage insurance. Intrastate Common Carriers are also required to have $3,000 in cargo insurance. Proof of insurance must be filed with the state of Kansas Insurance: All carriers operating as Intrastate Common or Contract carriers, Exempt carriers or Private carriers must file or cause to be filed proof of Personal Injury liability insurance for the amounts $100,000/ $300,000 and $50,000 Property Damage insurance. Intrastate Common Carriers are also required to have $3,000 in cargo insurance. Proof of insurance must be filed with the state of Kansas Insurance: All carriers operating as Intrastate Common or Contract carriers, Exempt carriers or Private carriers must file or cause to be filed proof of Personal Injury liability insurance for the amounts $100,000/ $300,000 and $50,000 Property Damage insurance. Intrastate Common Carriers are also required to have $3,000 in cargo insurance. Proof of insurance must be filed with the state of Kansas
If the truck owner leaves Kansas and crosses state lines even just once with a commercial vehicle in this weight category, or with a truck and trailer combination in this weight category, the owner must have a DOT number indicating the carrier is an interstate carrier and pay UCR fees, otherwise face a $400 fine for non UCR compliance  If the truck owner leaves Kansas and crosses state lines even just once with a commercial vehicle in this weight category, or with a truck and trailer combination in this weight category, the owner must have a DOT number indicating the carrier is an interstate carrier and pay UCR fees, otherwise face a $400 fine for non UCR compliance. Also, if the truck leaves the state, the owner has the option of signing up for an IRP/FRP license plate and IFTA fuel tax stickers, or, if just crossing on occasion into another state, obtaining a temporary permit to go into other states while still operating with the base license plate on the truck. Also, if the owner crosses state lines transporting goods that require Federal Authority, call us to obtain that authority which would include a DOT number.  If the truck owner leaves Kansas and crosses state lines even just once with a commercial vehicle in this weight category, or with a truck and trailer combination in this weight category, the owner must have a DOT number indicating the carrier is an interstate carrier and pay UCR fees, otherwise face a $400 fine for non UCR compliance. Also, if the truck leaves the state, the owner has the option of signing up for an IRP/FRP license plate and IFTA fuel tax stickers, or, if just crossing on occasion into another state, obtaining a temporary permit to go into other states while still operating with the base license plate on the truck. Also, if the owner crosses state lines transporting goods that require Federal Authority, call us to obtain that authority which would include a DOT number. 

KANSAS  DOT number - types of operation - 2
In State - For Hire
Exempt loads
10,001-lbs - 26,000-lbs
In State - For Hire
Exempt loads
Above 26,000-lbs
Crossing State Lines
For Hire
10,001-lbs - 26,000-lbs
Hauling Exempt Loads For Hire from point to point inside Kansas at weights between 10,001-lbs and 26,000-lbs Hauling exempt loads For Hire from point to point inside Kansas at weights above 26,000-lbs For Hire using a flatbed truck or box truck crossing state lines with Max. weight of 26,000-lbs
DOT number requirements for hauling exempt loads from point to point within the state of Kansas with a truck with a Gross Vehicle Weight Rating between 10,001-lbs and 26,000-lbs, or a truck and trailer with a Gross Vehicle Weight Rating, or Gross Combined Weight Ratings between 10,001-lbs and 26,000-lbs  DOT number requirements for hauling exempt loads from point to point within the state of Kansas with a truck with a Gross Vehicle Weight Rating above 26,000-lbs, or a truck and trailer with a Gross Vehicle Weight Rating, or Gross Combined Weight Ratings above 26,000-lbs DOT number requirements for hauling loads across state lines with a truck with a Gross Vehicle Weight Rating between 10,001-lbs and 26,000-lbs, or a truck and trailer with Gross Combined Weight Ratings between 10,001-lbs and 26,000-lbs
A DOT number is required A DOT number is required A DOT number is required
A DOT number is required.
All commercial motor carriers (For-Hire and Private) operating intra-state are subject to the marking requirements of 49 CFR 390.21 which requires all CMVs to display, on both sides of the power unit, the USDOT number and the legal name of the business entity that owns or controls the motor carrier operation, or the 'doing business as' (DBA) name. Any new or used commercial vehicles added to a motor carrier's fleet must be identified with the US DOT number and single trade name before being put into service
A DOT number is required.
All commercial motor carriers (For-Hire and Private) operating intra-state are subject to the marking requirements of 49 CFR 390.21 which requires all CMVs to display, on both sides of the power unit, the USDOT number and the legal name of the business entity that owns or controls the motor carrier operation, or the 'doing business as' (DBA) name. Any new or used commercial vehicles added to a motor carrier's fleet must be identified with the US DOT number and single trade name before being put into service
MC Authority is required to transport products / items / loads across state lines. UCR registration is required. New Entrant Safety Audit is required
Kansas intrastate operating authority is required for carriers transporting goods on a common carrier basis and For-Hire. Commercial vehicles transporting commodities that require placards are required to register with the state for authority Kansas intrastate operating authority is required for carriers transporting goods on a common carrier basis and For-Hire. Commercial vehicles transporting commodities that require placards are required to register with the state for authority Minimum requirement for Personal Injury / Property Damage liability insurance is $750,000
Insurance: All carriers operating as Intrastate Common or Contract carriers, Exempt carriers or Private carriers must file or cause to be filed proof of Personal Injury liability insurance for the amounts $100,000/ $300,000 and $50,000 Property Damage insurance. Intrastate Common Carriers are also required to have $3,000 in cargo insurance. Proof of insurance must be filed with the state of Kansas Insurance: All carriers operating as Intrastate Common or Contract carriers, Exempt carriers or Private carriers must file or cause to be filed proof of Personal Injury liability insurance for the amounts $100,000/ $300,000 and $50,000 Property Damage insurance. Intrastate Common Carriers are also required to have $3,000 in cargo insurance. Proof of insurance must be filed with the state of Kansas UCR registration is required. Applicant is required to go through a New Entrant Safety Audit
If the truck owner leaves Kansas and crosses state lines even just once with a commercial vehicle in this weight category, or with a truck and trailer combination in this weight category, the owner must have a DOT number indicating the carrier is an interstate carrier and pay UCR fees, otherwise face a $400 fine for non UCR compliance  If the truck owner leaves Kansas and crosses state lines even just once with a commercial vehicle in this weight category, or with a truck and trailer combination in this weight category, the owner must have a DOT number indicating the carrier is an interstate carrier and pay UCR fees, otherwise face a $400 fine for non UCR compliance. Also, if the truck leaves the state, the owner has the option of signing up for an IRP/FRP license plate and IFTA fuel tax stickers, or, if just crossing on occasion into another state, obtaining a temporary permit to go into other states while still operating with the base license plate on the truck. Federal operating authority will not be required as the owner will be transporting exempt commodities, but the DOT number will still need to indicate interstate exempt and UCR fees will need to be filed and paid. 

KANSAS  DOT number - types of operation - 3
Crossing State Lines
For Hire - Exempt Loads
10,001-lbs - 26,000-lbs
Crossing State Lines
For Hire - Exempt Loads
Above 26,000-lbs
Crossing State Lines
For Hire
Above 26,000-lbs
For Hire transporting  exempt loads across state lines at a gross weight between 10,001-lbs - 26,000-lbs For Hire transporting exempt loads across state lines at a gross weight above 26,000-lbs For Hire transporting non-exempt loads across state lines at a gross weight above 26,000-lbs
DOT number requirements for crossing state lines hauling exempt loads with a truck with a Gross Vehicle Weight Rating between 10,001-lbs and 26,000-lbs, or with a truck and trailer with Gross Combined Weight Ratings between 10,001-lbs and 26,000-lbs DOT number requirements for crossing state lines hauling exempt loads with a truck with a Gross Vehicle Weight Rating above 26,000-lbs, or a truck and trailer with Gross Combines Weight Ratings above 26,000-lbs DOT number requirements for crossing state lines hauling non-exempt loads with a truck with a Gross Vehicle Weight Rating above 26,000-lbs, or with a truck and trailer with Gross Combined Weight Ratings above 26,000-lbs
A DOT number / USDOT number / US DOT number is required to cross state lines A DOT number / USDOT number / US DOT number is required to cross state lines A DOT number / USDOT number / US DOT number is required to cross state lines
MC Authority is not required. UCR registration is required. Applicant is required to go through a New Entrant Safety Audit. MC Authority is not required. UCR registration is required. Applicant is required to go through a New Entrant Safety Audit. MC Authority is required to transport products / items / loads across state lines. UCR registration is required. Applicant is required to go through a New Entrant Safety Audit

KANSAS  DOT number - types of operation - 4
In State
For Hire Operator
10,000-lbs and under
In State
Private Operator
10,000-lbs and under
In State
Private Operator
10,001-lbs - 26,000-lbs
For Hire Operators with vans or trucks transporting products from point to point inside the state of Kansas at 10,000-lbs or under Private Operators with vans or trucks transporting products from point to point inside the state of Kansas at 10,000-lbs or under Private Operators with trucks or trucks and trailers hauling loads from point to point within the state of Kansas between 10,001-lbs and 26,000-lbs
DOT number requirements for transporting non-hazardous items from point to point within the state of Kansas with a van or truck with a Gross Vehicle Weight Rating at 10,000-lbs or under  DOT number requirements for transporting non-hazardous items from point to point within the state of Kansas with a van or truck with a Gross Vehicle Weight Rating at 10,000-lbs or under DOT number requirements for hauling non-hazardous loads from point to point within the state of Kansas with a truck with a Gross Vehicle Weight Rating between 10,001-lbs and 26,000-lbs, or a truck and trailer with Gross Combined Weight Ratings between 10,001-lbs and 26,000-lbs 
DOT number not required DOT number not required A DOT number is required
Kansas-based Private Operators remaining in-state and not crossing state lines with a van or truck with a Gross Vehicle Weight Rating between 10,001-lbs and 26,000-lbs, or with a van or truck pulling a trailer with Gross Combined Weight Ratings between 10,001-lbs and 26,000-lbs are required to register with the state for authority. 
If the truck owner leaves Kansas and crosses state lines even just once with a commercial vehicle in this weight category, or with a truck and trailer combination in this weight category, the owner must have a DOT number indicating the carrier is an interstate carrier and pay UCR fees, otherwise face a $400 fine for non UCR compliance

KANSAS  DOT number - types of operation - 5
In State
Private Operator
Above 26,000-lbs
Crossing state Lines
Private Operator
10,000-lbs and under
Crossing State Lines
Private Operator
10,001-lbs - 26,000-lbs
Private Operators working inside Kansas with a truck with a gross weight, or a truck and trailer with gross weights above 26,000-lbs Private Operators crossing state lines with a van or truck with a gross weight at 10,000-lbs or under Private Operators crossing state lines with a truck with a gross weight between 10,001-lbs and 26,000-lbs, or a truck and trailer with gross weights between 10,001-lbs and 26,000-lbs
DOT number requirements for hauling non-hazardous loads from point to point within the state of Kansas with a truck with a Gross Weight Rating, or a truck and trailer with Gross Combined Weight Ratings above 26,000-lbs DOT number requirements for transporting items across state lines with a van or a truck with a Gross Vehicle Weight Rating at 10,000-lbs and under DOT number requirements for hauling loads across state lines with a truck with a Gross Vehicle Weight Rating between 10,001-lbs and 26,000-lbs, or a truck and trailer with Gross Combined Weight Ratings between 10,001-lbs and 26,000-lbs
A DOT number / USDOT number / US DOT number is required A DOT number / USDOT number / US DOT number is not required A DOT number/ USDOT number / US DOT number is required.
If the truck owner leaves Kansas and crosses state lines even just once with a commercial vehicle in this weight category, or with a truck and trailer combination in this weight category, the owner must have a DOT number indicating the carrier is an interstate carrier and pay UCR fees, otherwise face a $400 fine for non UCR compliance. Also, if the truck leaves the state, the owner has the option of signing up for an IRP/FRP license plate and IFTA fuel tax stickers, or, if just crossing on occasion into another state, obtaining a temporary permit to go into other states while still operating with the base license plate on the truck. Even with just one trip into another state, the DOT number will still be required showing the carrier is interstate and operating as a private carrier.

KANSAS  DOT number - types of operation - 6
Crossing State Lines
Private Operators
Above 26,000-lbs
-  Farmers  -
In State Only
Above 26,000-lbs
-  Farmers  -
Crossing State Lines
Above 26,000-lbs
Private Operators crossing state lines with vehicles at a gross weight above 26,000-lbs Farm-plated trucks hauling loads inside the state of Kansas without crossing state lines Farm-plated trucks hauling loads inside the state of Kansas and crossing state lines
DOT number requirements for crossing state lines hauling non-exempt loads with a truck with a Gross Vehicle Weight Rating, or with a truck and trailer with Gross Combined Weight Ratings above 26,000-lbs DOT number requirements for farmers hauling their own loads or items that belong to the farm and the farmer is not getting paid to haul or transport these loads or items within the state of Kansas DOT number requirements for farmers crossing state lines hauling their own farm-based loads and not getting paid to haul items or loads across state lines using a truck with a Gross Vehicle Weight Rating, or with a truck and trailer with Gross Combined Weight Ratings above 26,000-lbs
A DOT number / USDOT number / US DOT number is required DOT number not required A DOT number is required to cross state lines 
UCR registration is required, Applicant is required to go through a New Entrant Safety Audit If the truck owner leaves Georgia and crosses state lines even just once with a commercial vehicle in this weight category, or with a truck and trailer combination in this weight category, the owner must have a DOT number indicating the carrier is an interstate carrier and pay UCR fees, otherwise face a $400 fine for non UCR compliance IFTA fuel tax registration is required. UCR registration is required. Applicant is required to go through a New Entrant Safety Audit

* * * * *        KENTUCKY        * * * * *

KENTUCKY  DOT number requirements
 * * * * *      Please Note      * * * * *
1.  A DOT number is a Federally issued number. A DOT number is not issued by the state of Kentucky. When you are required to obtain a DOT number, the number is issued by the Federal Government in Washington, DC. The number is actually a USDOT number - a United States Department of Transportation number. It is also known as a US DOT number, but is commonly referred to as a 'DOT number'. So, when you are required to obtain a DOT number, you will be acquiring a USDOT number.
2.  When applying for a DOT number, 'Carrier' is the designation assigned to the applicant, whether a Person, Business or a Company that operates a vehicle or vehicles that either belong to them, or are being leased by them. A 'Registrant' is an 'Owner' of a truck that is leased to a trucking company and operates under that   trucking company's name and DOT number and, usually, MC number. Registrants are paid by trucking companies to haul loads and Registrants are not issued DOT numbers. When operating a commercial vehicle, you are either a 'Registrant' or a 'Carrier'. When applying for a DOT number, whether you have a van, pickup truck, full size truck, box truck, flatbed truck or semi-tractor, you are assigned the term 'Carrier'. As far as the DOT is concerned, you are a 'Carrier', whether you are a 'Private Carrier' driving a pickup truck and servicing the oil rigs in Texas or North Dakota, or as an owner of an 80,000-lbs semi-tractor and trailer running willy-nilly all over the country as a 'For-Hire Carrier'.  You will be a 'Carrier'
3.  If you are hauling, transporting or working exclusively within the state of Kentucky without crossing state lines, then the 'In State' categories shown in the tables below apply to your operation. Your DOT number will show that you are an Intrastate Carrier.
4.  If you are hauling or transporting loads or items across state lines ONLY and never hauling or transporting loads or items from one point in Kentucky to another point in Kentucky, then 'Crossing State Lines' applies to your operation and your DOT number will show you are an Interstate Carrier.
5.  If you are hauling or transporting from one point in Kentucky to another point in Kentucky AND you are occasionally crossing state lines, or crossing state lines on a regular basis, then you need to look at both the 'In-State' requirements and the 'Crossing State Lines' requirements. If you are a 'For-Hire' Carrier, then you may end up getting a DOT (USDOT) number, State Authority to operate within the state of Kentucky and Federal Authority to cross state lines with loads. If you cross state lines just once with your commercial vehicle, you are an 'Interstate Carrier'. This would not apply if you are purchasing a vehicle in one state, crossing state lines to bring the vehicle home and then operate exclusively within your home state of Kentucky. While you do this, you are not strictly operating 'In Commerce', you are merely transporting the vehicle back to your state of operation of Kentucky. However, if you have not been issued a DOT number while driving back home to Kentucky, you may be stopped and told to get a DOT number. If you are, contact us, we will set you up with a DOT number.
6.  Service Contractors or Contractors hauling their own tools or equipment within the state of Kentucky or across state lines are referred to as 'Private Carriers'.
7.  If you are a contractor who does concrete work, as an example, then you would be considered a 'Private Carrier' because you are getting paid to provide a service job. If you pick up a load of gravel, transport that gravel, dump it and get paid for transporting the gravel, then leave without doing anything further with that gravel, you would be considered a 'For Hire' Carrier. You would be considered a 'For-Hire Carrier' because someone hired you to transport the gravel and do nothing else with the gravel. You can be both a 'Private Carrier' and a 'For Hire Carrier', but if you do any 'For-Hire Carrier' work, then you must register as a 'For Hire Carrier' (if that's required by the state. Check the listings below to see if you are required to register as an In-State, For-Hire Carrier)

KENTUCKY  DOT number - types of operation - 1
In State - For Hire
10,001-lbs - 26,000-lbs
In State - For Hire
Above 26,000-lbs
In State - For Hire
Tri-Axle & Quad-Axle
Hauling loads from point to point inside Kentucky Hauling loads from point to point inside Kentucky Construction work inside the state of Kentucky
DOT number requirements for hauling non-hazardous loads from point to point within the state of Kentucky with a truck with a Gross Vehicle Weight Rating between 10,001-lbs and 26,000-lbs, or a truck and trailer with Gross Combined Weight Ratings of 10,001-lbs to 26,000-lbs DOT number requirements for hauling non-hazardous loads from point to point within the state of Kentucky with a truck with a Gross Vehicle Weight Rating above 236,000-lbs, or a truck and trailer with Gross Combined Weight Ratings above 26,000-lbs DOT number requirements for hauling non-hazardous loads from point to point within the state of Kentucky with Tri-Axle trucks and Quad-Axle trucks with a Gross Weight Rating above 26,000-lbs
A DOT number is required A DOT number is required A DOT number is required
Intrastate common carriers are required to register for Kentucky operating authority and obtain a Kentucky receipt to be renewed annually by December 31st. Intrastate common carriers are required to register for Kentucky operating authority and obtain a Kentucky receipt to be renewed annually by December 31st. Intrastate common carriers are required to register for Kentucky operating authority and obtain a Kentucky receipt to be renewed annually by December 31st.
Vehicles with a gross weight under 18,000, or a truck or van pulling a trailer where the gross combined weights are under 18,000-lbs, must have $10,000 in personal injury liability insurance and $5,000 in property damage liability insurance. Vehicles with a gross weight at 18,000-lbs or heavier, or a truck or van pulling a trailer with gross combined weights of 18,000-lbs or greater are required to carry $100,000 /$300,000 personal injury liability insurance and $50,000 property damage liability insurance  Vehicles with a gross weight at 18,000-lbs or heavier, a truck or van pulling a trailer with gross combined weights of 18,000-lbs or greater are required to carry $100,000 /$300,000 personal injury liability insurance and $50,000 property damage liability insurance  Vehicles with a gross weight at 18,000-lbs or heavier, a truck or van pulling a trailer with gross combined weights of 18,000-lbs or greater are required to carry $100,000 /$300,000 personal injury liability insurance and $50,000 property damage liability insurance 
If the truck owner leaves Kentucky and crosses state lines even just once with a commercial vehicle in this weight category, or with a truck and trailer combination in this weight category, the owner must have a DOT number indicating the carrier is an interstate carrier and pay UCR fees, otherwise face a $400 fine for non UCR compliance  If the truck owner leaves Kentucky and crosses state lines even just once with a commercial vehicle in this weight category, or with a truck and trailer combination in this weight category, the owner must have a DOT number indicating the carrier is an interstate carrier and pay UCR fees, otherwise face a $400 fine for non UCR compliance. Also, if the truck leaves the state, the owner has the option of signing up for an IRP/FRP license plate and IFTA fuel tax stickers, or, if just crossing on occasion into another state, obtaining a temporary permit to go into other states while still operating with the base license plate on the truck. Also, if the owner crosses state lines transporting goods that require Federal Authority, call us to obtain that authority which would include a DOT number. If the truck owner leaves Kentucky and crosses state lines even just once with a commercial vehicle in this weight category, or with a truck and trailer combination in this weight category, the owner must have a DOT number indicating the carrier is an interstate carrier and pay UCR fees, otherwise face a $400 fine for non UCR compliance. Also, if the truck leaves the state, the owner has the option of signing up for an IRP/FRP license plate and IFTA fuel tax stickers, or, if just crossing on occasion into another state, obtaining a temporary permit to go into other states while still operating with the base license plate on the truck. Also, if the owner crosses state lines transporting goods that require Federal Authority, call us to obtain that authority which would include a DOT number.

KENTUCKY  DOT number - types of operation - 2
In State - For Hire
Exempt loads
10,001-lbs - 26,000-lbs
In State - For Hire
Exempt loads
Above 26,000-lbs
Crossing State Lines
For Hire
10,001-lbs - 26,000-lbs
Hauling Exempt Loads For Hire from point to point inside Kentucky at weights between 10,001-lbs and 26,000-lbs  Hauling exempt loads For Hire from point to point inside Kentucky at weights above 26,000-lbs For Hire using a flatbed truck or box truck crossing state lines with Max. weight of 26,000-lbs
DOT number requirements for hauling exempt loads from point to point within the state of Kentucky with a truck with a Gross Vehicle Weight Rating between 10,001-lbs and 26,000-lbs, or a truck and trailer with Gross Combined Weight Ratings between 10,001-lbs and 26,000-lbs. DOT number requirements for hauling exempt loads from point to point within the state of Kentucky with a truck with a Gross Vehicle Weight Rating above 26,000-lbs, or a truck and trailer with a Gross Combined Weight Ratings above 26,000-lbs DOT number requirements for hauling loads across state lines with a truck with a Gross Vehicle Weight Rating between 10,001-lbs and 26,000-lbs, or a truck and trailer with Gross Combined Weight Ratings between 10,001-lbs and 26,000-lbs
A DOT number is required A DOT number is required A DOT number is required
Intrastate carriers must go through a registration process with the state when hauling exempt commodities Intrastate carriers must go through a registration process with the state when hauling exempt commodities MC Authority is required to transport products / items / loads across state lines. UCR registration is required. New Entrant Safety Audit is required
Vehicles with a gross weight under 18,000, or a truck or van pulling a trailer where the gross combined weights are under 18,000-lbs, must have $10,000 in personal injury liability insurance and $5,000 in property damage liability insurance. Vehicles with a gross weight at 18,000-lbs or heavier, or a truck or van pulling a trailer with gross combined weights of 18,000-lbs or greater are required to carry $100,000 /$300,000 personal injury liability insurance and $50,000 property damage liability insurance  Vehicles with a gross weight at 18,000-lbs or heavier, a truck or van pulling a trailer with gross combined weights of 18,000-lbs or greater are required to carry $100,000 /$300,000 personal injury liability insurance and $50,000 property damage liability insurance  Minimum requirement for Personal Injury / Property Damage liability insurance is $750,000
If the truck owner crosses state lines even just once with a commercial vehicle in this weight category, or with a truck and trailer combination in this weight category, the owner must have a DOT number indicating the carrier is an interstate carrier and pay UCR fees, otherwise face a $400 fine for non UCR compliance  If the truck owner crosses state lines even just once with a commercial vehicle in this weight category, or with a truck and trailer combination in this weight category, the owner must have a DOT number indicating the carrier is an interstate carrier and pay UCR fees, otherwise face a $400 fine for non UCR compliance. Also, if the truck leaves the state, the owner has the option of signing up for an IRP/FRP license plate and IFTA fuel tax stickers, or, if just crossing on occasion into another state, obtaining a temporary permit to go into other states while still operating with the base license plate on the truck. Federal operating authority will not be required as the owner will be transporting exempt commodities, but the DOT number will still need to indicate interstate exempt and UCR fees will need to be filed and paid. UCR registration is required. Applicant is required to go through a New Entrant Safety Audit

KENTUCKY  DOT number - types of opeartion - 3
Crossing State Lines
For Hire - Exempt Loads
10,001-lbs - 26,000-lbs
Crossing State Lines
For Hire - Exempt Loads
Above 26,000-lbs
Crossing State Lines
For Hire
Above 26,000-lbs
For Hire transporting  exempt loads across state lines at a gross weight between 10,001-lbs - 26,000-lbs For Hire transporting exempt loads across state lines at a gross weight above 26,000-lbs For Hire transporting non-exempt loads across state lines at a gross weight above 26,000-lbs
DOT number requirements for crossing state lines hauling exempt loads with a truck with a Gross Vehicle Weight Rating between 10,001-lbs and 26,000-lbs, or with a truck and trailer with Gross Combined Weight Ratings between 10,001-lbs and 26,000-lbs DOT number requirements for crossing state lines hauling exempt loads with a truck with a Gross Vehicle Weight Rating above 26,000-lbs, or a truck and trailer with Gross Combines Weight Ratings above 26,000-lbs DOT number requirements for crossing state lines hauling non-exempt loads with a truck with a Gross Vehicle Weight Rating above 26,000-lbs, or with a truck and trailer with Gross Combined Weight Ratings above 26,000-lbs
A DOT number / USDOT number / US DOT number is required to cross state lines A DOT number / USDOT number / US DOT number is required to cross state lines A DOT number / USDOT number / US DOT number is required to cross state lines
MC Authority is not required. UCR registration is required. Applicant is required to go through a New Entrant Safety Audit.  MC Authority is not required. UCR registration is required. Applicant is required to go through a New Entrant Safety Audit.  MC Authority is required to transport products / items / loads across state lines. UCR registration is required. Applicant is required to go through a New Entrant Safety Audit

KENTUCKY  DOT number - types of operation - 4
In State
For Hire Operator
10,000-lbs and under
In State
Private Operator

10,000-lbs and under
In State
Private Operator
10,001-lbs - 26,000-lbs
For Hire Operators with vans or trucks transporting products from point to point inside the state of Kentucky at 10,000-lbs or under Private Operators with vans or trucks transporting products from point to point inside the state of Kentucky at 10,000-lbs or under Private Operators with trucks or trucks and trailers hauling loads from point to point within the state of Kentucky between 10,001-lbs and 26,000-lbs
DOT number requirements for transporting non-hazardous items from point to point within the state of Kentucky with a van or truck with a Gross Vehicle Weight Rating at 10,000-lbs or under  DOT number requirements for transporting non-hazardous items from point to point within the state of Kentucky with a van or truck with a Gross Vehicle Weight Rating at 10,000-lbs or under DOT number requirements for hauling non-hazardous loads from point to point within the state of Kentucky with a truck with a Gross Vehicle Weight Rating between 10,001-lbs and 26,000-lbs, or with a truck and trailer with Gross Combined Weight Ratings between 10,001-lbs and 26,000-lbs 
DOT number not required DOT number not required A DOT number is required
Vehicles with a gross weight under 18,000, or a truck or van pulling a trailer where the gross combined weights are under 18,000-lbs, must have $10,000 in personal injury liability insurance and $5,000 in property damage liability insurance. Authority registration with the state is not required Authority registration with the state is not required
If the truck owner leaves Kentucky and crosses state lines even just once with a commercial vehicle in this weight category, or with a truck and trailer combination in this weight category, the owner must have a DOT number indicating the carrier is an interstate carrier and pay UCR fees, otherwise face a $400 fine for non UCR compliance

KENTUCKY  DOT number - types of operation - 5
In State
Private Operator
Above 26,000-lbs
Crossing state Lines
Private Operator
10,000-lbs and under
Crossing State Lines
Private Operator
10,001-lbs - 26,000-lbs
Private Operators working inside Kentucky with a truck with a gross weight, or a truck and trailer with gross weights above 26,000-lbs Private Operators crossing state lines with a van or truck with a gross weight at 10,000-lbs or under Private Operators crossing state lines with a truck with a gross weight between 10,001-lbs and 26,000-lbs, or a truck and trailer with gross weights between 10,001-lbs and 26,000-lbs
DOT number requirements for hauling non-hazardous loads from point to point within the state of Kentucky with a truck with a Gross Weight Rating, or a truck and trailer with Gross Combined Weight Ratings above 26,000-lbs DOT number requirements for transporting items across state lines with a van or a truck with a Gross Vehicle Weight Rating at 10,000-lbs and under DOT number requirements for hauling loads across state lines with a truck with a Gross Vehicle Weight Rating between 10,001-lbs and 26,000-lbs, or a truck and trailer with Gross Combined Weight Ratings between 10,001-lbs and 26,000-lbs
A DOT number is required A DOT number is not required A DOT number/ USDOT number / US DOT number is required.
If the truck owner leaves Kentucky and crosses state lines even just once with a commercial vehicle in this weight category, or with a truck and trailer combination in this weight category, the owner must have a DOT number indicating the carrier is an interstate carrier and pay UCR fees, otherwise face a $400 fine for non UCR compliance. Also, if the truck leaves the state, the owner has the option of signing up for an IRP/FRP license plate and IFTA fuel tax stickers, or, if just crossing on occasion into another state, obtaining a temporary permit to go into other states while still operating with the base license plate on the truck. Even with just one trip into another state, the DOT number will still be required showing the carrier is interstate and operating as a private carrier. UCR registration is required. The applicant is required to take a New Entrant Safety Audit

KENTUCKY  DOT number - types of opeartion - 6
Crossing State Lines
Private Operators
Above 26,000-lbs
-  Farmers  -
In State Only
Above 26,000-lbs
-  Farmers  -
Crossing State Lines
Above 26,000-lbs
Private Operators crossing state lines with vehicles at a gross weight above 26,000-lbs Farm-plated trucks hauling loads inside the state of Kentucky without crossing state lines Farm-plated trucks hauling loads inside the state of Kentucky AND crossing state lines with loads
DOT number requirements for crossing state lines hauling non-exempt loads with a truck with a Gross Vehicle Weight Rating above 26,000-lbs, or with a truck and trailer with Gross Combined Weight Ratings above 26,000-lbs DOT number requirements for farmers hauling their own loads or items that belong to the farm and the farmer is not getting paid to haul or transport these loads or items within the state of Kentucky DOT number requirements for farmers crossing state lines hauling their own farm-based loads and not getting paid to haul items or loads across state lines using a truck with a Gross Vehicle Weight Rating above 26,000-lbs, or with a truck and trailer with Gross Combined Weight Ratings above 26,000-lbs
A DOT number / USDOT number / US DOT number is required Currently, A DOT number is not required A DOT number is required to cross state lines 
UCR registration is required, Applicant is required to go through a New Entrant Safety Audit If the truck owner leaves Idaho and crosses state lines even just once with a commercial vehicle in this weight category, or with a truck and trailer combination in this weight category, the owner must have a DOT number indicating the carrier is an interstate carrier and pay UCR fees, otherwise face a $400 fine for non UCR compliance IFTA fuel tax registration is required. UCR registration is required. Applicant is required to go through a New Entrant Safety Audit

* * * * *       LOUISIANA       * * * * *

LOUISIANA  DOT number requirements
 * * * * *      Please Note      * * * * *
1.  A DOT number is a Federally issued number. A DOT number is not issued by the state of Louisiana. When you are required to obtain a DOT number, the number is issued by the Federal Government in Washington, DC. The number is actually a USDOT number - a United States Department of Transportation number. It is also known as a US DOT number, but is commonly referred to as a 'DOT number'. So, when you are required to obtain a DOT number, you will be acquiring a USDOT number.
2.  When applying for a DOT number, 'Carrier' is the designation assigned to the applicant, whether a Person, Business or a Company that operates a vehicle or vehicles that either belong to them, or are being leased by them. A 'Registrant' is an 'Owner' of a truck that is leased to a trucking company and operates under that   trucking company's name and DOT number and, usually, MC number. Registrants are paid by trucking companies to haul loads and Registrants are not issued DOT numbers. When operating a commercial vehicle, you are either a 'Registrant' or a 'Carrier'. When applying for a DOT number, whether you have a van, pickup truck, full size truck, box truck, flatbed truck or semi-tractor, you are assigned the term 'Carrier'. As far as the DOT is concerned, you are a 'Carrier', whether you are a 'Private Carrier' driving a pickup truck and servicing the oil rigs in Texas or North Dakota, or as an owner of an 80,000-lbs semi-tractor and trailer running willy-nilly all over the country as a 'For-Hire Carrier'.  You will be a 'Carrier'
3.  If you are hauling, transporting or working exclusively within the state of Louisiana without crossing state lines, then the 'In State' categories shown in the tables below apply to your operation. Your DOT number will show that you are an Intrastate Carrier.
4.  If you are hauling or transporting loads or items across state lines ONLY and never hauling or transporting loads or items from one point in Louisiana to another point in Louisiana, then 'Crossing State Lines' applies to your operation and your DOT number will show you are an Interstate Carrier.
5.  If you are hauling or transporting from one point in Louisiana to another point in Louisiana AND you are occasionally crossing state lines, or crossing state lines on a regular basis, then you need to look at both the 'In-State' requirements and the 'Crossing State Lines' requirements. If you are a 'For-Hire' Carrier, then you may end up getting a DOT (USDOT) number, State Authority to operate within the state of Louisiana and Federal Authority to cross state lines with loads. If you cross state lines just once with your commercial vehicle, you are an 'Interstate Carrier'. This would not apply if you are purchasing a vehicle in one state, crossing state lines to bring the vehicle home and then operate exclusively within your home state of Louisiana. While you do this, you are not strictly operating 'In Commerce', you are merely transporting the vehicle back to your state of operation of Louisiana. However, if you have not been issued a DOT number while driving back home to Louisiana, you may be stopped and told to get a DOT number. If you are, contact us, we will set you up with a DOT number.
6.  Service Contractors or Contractors hauling their own tools or equipment within the state of Louisiana or across state lines are referred to as 'Private Carriers'.
7.  If you are a contractor who does concrete work, as an example, then you would be considered a 'Private Carrier' because you are getting paid to provide a service job. If you pick up a load of gravel, transport that gravel, dump it and get paid for transporting the gravel, then leave without doing anything further with that gravel, you would be considered a 'For Hire' Carrier. You would be considered a 'For-Hire Carrier' because someone hired you to transport the gravel and do nothing else with the gravel. You can be both a 'Private Carrier' and a 'For Hire Carrier', but if you do any 'For-Hire Carrier' work, then you must register as a 'For Hire Carrier' (if that's required by the state. Check the listings below to see if you are required to register as an In-State, For-Hire Carrier)

LOUISIANA  DOT number - types of operation - 1
In State - For Hire
10,001-lbs - 26,000-lbs
In State - For Hire
Above 26,000-lbs
In State - For Hire
Tri-Axle & Quad-Axle
Hauling loads from point to point inside Louisana Hauling loads from point to point inside Louisana Construction work inside the state of Louisiana
DOT number requirements for hauling non-hazardous loads from point to point within the state of Louisiana with a truck with a Gross Vehicle Weight Rating between 10,001-lbs and 26,000-lbs, or a truck and trailer with Gross Combined Weight Ratings of 10,001-lbs to 26,000-lbs DOT number requirements for hauling non-hazardous loads from point to point within the state of Louisiana with a truck with a Gross Vehicle Weight Rating above 26,000-lbs, or a truck and trailer with Gross Combined Weight Ratings above 26,000-lbs DOT number requirements for hauling non-hazardous loads from point to point within the state of Louisiana with Tri-Axle trucks and Quad-Axle trucks with a Gross Weight Rating above 26,000-lbs
DOT number not required A DOT number is required A DOT number is required
Authority must be obtained by common and contract household goods, waste and passenger carriers, wreckers and tow trucks before beginning Louisiana intrastate operations.  Authority must be obtained by common and contract household goods, waste and passenger carriers, wreckers and tow trucks before beginning Louisiana intrastate operations. Authority must be obtained by common and contract household goods, waste and passenger carriers, wreckers and tow trucks before beginning Louisiana intrastate operations.
Every common and contract carrier mentioned in the box above doing business in Louisiana must pay an inspection and supervision fee based upon the gross receipts from its Louisiana intrastate business. The fees are administered by the Louisiana Department of Revenue and are due quarterly. The minimum annual fee is $80. Motor carriers are also subject to the public utility license tax, assessed at 2% of the gross receipts derived from intrastate business. This tax is also administered by the Louisiana Department of Revenue. Intrastate common and contract motor carrier vehicles must have a current annual intrastate stamp affixed to a current cab-card. Stamp fees expire on December 31, and renewal is required with payment of $10 fee for each vehicle. Carriers may order any number of additional stamps to meet anticipated needs.  Every common and contract carrier mentioned in the box above doing business in Louisiana must pay an inspection and supervision fee based upon the gross receipts from its Louisiana intrastate business. The fees are administered by the Louisiana Department of Revenue and are due quarterly. The minimum annual fee is $80. Motor carriers are also subject to the public utility license tax, assessed at 2% of the gross receipts derived from intrastate business. This tax is also administered by the Louisiana Department of Revenue. Intrastate common and contract motor carrier vehicles must have a current annual intrastate stamp affixed to a current cab-card. Stamp fees expire on December 31, and renewal is required with payment of $10 fee for each vehicle. Carriers may order any number of additional stamps to meet anticipated needs.  Every common and contract carrier mentioned in the box above doing business in Louisiana must pay an inspection and supervision fee based upon the gross receipts from its Louisiana intrastate business. The fees are administered by the Louisiana Department of Revenue and are due quarterly. The minimum annual fee is $80. Motor carriers are also subject to the public utility license tax, assessed at 2% of the gross receipts derived from intrastate business. This tax is also administered by the Louisiana Department of Revenue. Intrastate common and contract motor carrier vehicles must have a current annual intrastate stamp affixed to a current cab-card. Stamp fees expire on December 31, and renewal is required with payment of $10 fee for each vehicle. Carriers may order any number of additional stamps to meet anticipated needs. 
Intrastate insurance requirements for the above mentioned types of operations is $250,000 /$500,000 personal injury liability insurance and $10,000 property damage liability insurance. House-hold goods carriers are required to provide cargo insurance for $50,000 /$100,000 Intrastate insurance requirements for the above mentioned types of operations is $250,000 /$500,000 personal injury liability insurance and $10,000 property damage liability insurance. House-hold goods carriers are required to provide cargo insurance for $50,000 /$100,000 Intrastate insurance requirements for the above mentioned types of operations is $250,000 /$500,000 personal injury liability insurance and $10,000 property damage liability insurance.
If the truck owner leaves Louisiana and crosses state lines even just once with a commercial vehicle in this weight category, or with a truck and trailer combination in this weight category, the owner must have a DOT number indicating the carrier is an interstate carrier and pay UCR fees, otherwise face a $400 fine for non UCR compliance  If the truck owner leaves Louisiana and crosses state lines even just once with a commercial vehicle in this weight category, or with a truck and trailer combination in this weight category, the owner must have a DOT number indicating the carrier is an interstate carrier and pay UCR fees, otherwise face a $400 fine for non UCR compliance. Also, if the truck leaves the state, the owner has the option of signing up for an IRP/FRP license plate and IFTA fuel tax stickers, or, if just crossing on occasion into another state, obtaining a temporary permit to go into other states while still operating with the base license plate on the truck. Also, if the owner crosses state lines transporting goods that require Federal Authority, call us to obtain that authority which would include a DOT number. If the truck owner leaves Kentucky and crosses state lines even just once with a commercial vehicle in this weight category, or with a truck and trailer combination in this weight category, the owner must have a DOT number indicating the carrier is an interstate carrier and pay UCR fees, otherwise face a $400 fine for non UCR compliance. Also, if the truck leaves the state, the owner has the option of signing up for an IRP/FRP license plate and IFTA fuel tax stickers, or, if just crossing on occasion into another state, obtaining a temporary permit to go into other states while still operating with the base license plate on the truck. Also, if the owner crosses state lines transporting goods that require Federal Authority, call us to obtain that authority which would include a DOT number.

LOUISIANA  DOT number - types of operation - 2
In State - For Hire
Exempt loads
10,001-lbs - 26,000-lbs
In State - For Hire
Exempt loads
Above 26,000-lbs
Crossing State Lines
For Hire
10,001-lbs - 26,000-lbs
Hauling Exempt Loads For Hire from point to point inside Louisiana at weights between 10,001-lbs and 26,000-lbs Hauling exempt loads For Hire from point to point inside Louisiana at weights above 26,000-lbs For Hire using a flatbed truck or box truck crossing state lines with Max. weight of 26,000-lbs
DOT number requirements for hauling exempt loads from point to point within the state of Louisiana with a truck with a Gross Vehicle Weight Rating between 10,001-lbs and 26,000-lbs, or a truck and trailer with a Gross Vehicle Weight Rating, or Gross Combined Weight Ratings between 10,001-lbs and 26,000-lbs  DOT number requirements for hauling exempt loads from point to point within the state of Louisiana with a truck with a Gross Vehicle Weight Rating above 26,000-lbs, or a truck and trailer with a Gross Vehicle Weight Rating, or Gross Combined Weight Ratings above 26,000-lbs DOT number requirements for hauling loads across state lines with a truck with a Gross Vehicle Weight Rating between 10,001-lbs and 26,000-lbs, or a truck and trailer with Gross Combined Weight Ratings between 10,001-lbs and 26,000-lbs
DOT number not required A DOT number is required A DOT number is required
MC Authority is required to transport products / items / loads across state lines. UCR registration is required. New Entrant Safety Audit is required
Intrastate insurance requirements for the above mentioned types of operations is $250,000 /$500,000 personal injury liability insurance and $10,000 property damage liability insurance. $2,500/$5,000 cargo insurance is required Intrastate insurance requirements for the above mentioned types of operations is $250,000 /$500,000 personal injury liability insurance and $10,000 property damage liability insurance. $2,500/$5,000 cargo insurance is required Minimum requirement for Personal Injury / Property Damage liability insurance is $750,000
If the truck owner crosses state lines even just once with a commercial vehicle in this weight category, or with a truck and trailer combination in this weight category, the owner must have a DOT number indicating the carrier is an interstate carrier and pay UCR fees, otherwise face a $400 fine for non UCR compliance  If the truck owner crosses state lines even just once with a commercial vehicle in this weight category, or with a truck and trailer combination in this weight category, the owner must have a DOT number indicating the carrier is an interstate carrier and pay UCR fees, otherwise face a $400 fine for non UCR compliance. Also, if the truck leaves the state, the owner has the option of signing up for an IRP/FRP license plate and IFTA fuel tax stickers, or, if just crossing on occasion into another state, obtaining a temporary permit to go into other states while still operating with the base license plate on the truck. Federal operating authority will not be required as the owner will be transporting exempt commodities, but the DOT number will still need to indicate interstate exempt and UCR fees will need to be filed and paid. UCR registration is required. Applicant is required to go through a New Entrant Safety Audit

LOUISIANA  DOT number - types of operation - 3
Crossing State Lines
For Hire - Exempt Loads
10,001-lbs - 26,000-lbs
Crossing State Lines
For Hire - Exempt Loads
Above 26,000-lbs
Crossing State Lines
For Hire
Above 26,000-lbs
For Hire transporting  exempt loads across state lines at a gross weight between 10,001-lbs - 26,000-lbs For Hire transporting exempt loads across state lines at a gross weight above 26,000-lbs For Hire transporting non-exempt loads across state lines at a gross weight above 26,000-lbs
DOT number requirements for crossing state lines hauling exempt loads with a truck with a Gross Vehicle Weight Rating between 10,001-lbs and 26,000-lbs, or with a truck and trailer with Gross Combined Weight Ratings between 10,001-lbs and 26,000-lbs DOT number requirements for crossing state lines hauling exempt loads with a truck with a Gross Vehicle Weight Rating above 26,000-lbs, or a truck and trailer with Gross Combines Weight Ratings above 26,000-lbs DOT number requirements for crossing state lines hauling non-exempt loads with a truck with a Gross Vehicle Weight Rating above 26,000-lbs, or with a truck and trailer with Gross Combined Weight Ratings above 26,000-lbs
A DOT number / USDOT number / US DOT number is required to cross state lines A DOT number / USDOT number / US DOT number is required to cross state lines A DOT number / USDOT number / US DOT number is required to cross state lines
MC Authority is not required. UCR registration is required. Applicant is required to go through a New Entrant Safety Audit.  MC Authority is not required. UCR registration is required. Applicant is required to go through a New Entrant Safety Audit.  MC Authority is required to transport products / items / loads across state lines. UCR registration is required. Applicant is required to go through a New Entrant Safety Audit

LOUISIANA  DOT number - types of operation - 4
In State
For Hire Operator
10,000-lbs and under
In State
Private Operator

10,000-lbs and under
In State
Private Operator
10,001-lbs - 26,000-lbs
For Hire Operators with vans or trucks transporting products from point to point inside the state of Louisiana at 10,000-lbs or under Private Operators with vans or trucks transporting products from point to point inside the state of Louisiana at 10,000-lbs or under Private Operators with trucks or trucks and trailers hauling loads from point to point within the state of Louisiana between 10,001-lbs and 26,000-lbs
DOT number requirements for transporting non-hazardous items from point to point within the state of Louisiana with a van or truck with a Gross Vehicle Weight Rating at 10,000-lbs or under  DOT number requirements for transporting non-hazardous items from point to point within the state of Louisiana with a van or truck with a Gross Vehicle Weight Rating at 10,000-lbs or under DOT number requirements for hauling non-hazardous loads from point to point within the state of Louisiana with a truck with a Gross Vehicle Weight Rating between 10,001-lbs and 26,000-lbs, or with a truck and trailer with Gross Combined Weight Ratings between 10,001-lbs and 26,000-lbs 
DOT number not required DOT number not required DOT number not required
Louisiana does not regulate authority for intrastate private carriers Louisiana does not regulate authority for intrastate private carriers
If the truck owner leaves Louisiana and crosses state lines even just once with a commercial vehicle in this weight category, or with a truck and trailer combination in this weight category, the owner must have a DOT number indicating the carrier is an interstate carrier and pay UCR fees, otherwise face a $400 fine for non UCR compliance

LOUISIANA  DOT number - types of operation - 5
In State
Private Operator
Above 26,000-lbs
Crossing state Lines
Private Operator
10,000-lbs and under
Crossing State Lines
Private Operator
10,001-lbs - 26,000-lbs
Private Operators working inside Louisiana with a truck with a gross weight, or a truck and trailer with gross weights above 26,000-lbs Private Operators crossing state lines with a van or truck with a gross weight at 10,000-lbs or under Private Operators crossing state lines with a truck with a gross weight between 10,001-lbs and 26,000-lbs, or a truck and trailer with gross weights between 10,001-lbs and 26,000-lbs
DOT number requirements for hauling non-hazardous loads from point to point within the state of Louisiana with a truck with a Gross Weight Rating, or a truck and trailer with Gross Combined Weight Ratings above 26,000-lbs DOT number requirements for transporting items across state lines with a van or a truck with a Gross Vehicle Weight Rating at 10,000-lbs and under DOT number requirements for hauling loads across state lines with a truck with a Gross Vehicle Weight Rating between 10,001-lbs and 26,000-lbs, or a truck and trailer with Gross Combined Weight Ratings between 10,001-lbs and 26,000-lbs
A DOT number / USDOT number / US DOT number is required A DOT number / USDOT number / US DOT number is not required A DOT number/ USDOT number / US DOT number is required.
If the truck owner leaves Louisiana and crosses state lines even just once with a commercial vehicle in this weight category, or with a truck and trailer combination in this weight category, the owner must have a DOT number indicating the carrier is an interstate carrier and pay UCR fees, otherwise face a $400 fine for non UCR compliance. Also, if the truck leaves the state, the owner has the option of signing up for an IRP/FRP license plate and IFTA fuel tax stickers, or, if just crossing on occasion into another state, obtaining a temporary permit to go into other states while still operating with the base license plate on the truck. Even with just one trip into another state, the DOT number will still be required showing the carrier is interstate and operating as a private carrier.

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