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We can apply for a DOT number 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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ARIZONA
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ARKANSAS
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CALIFORNIA
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COLORADO
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CONNECTICUT
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DELAWARE
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FLORIDA
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GEORGIA
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IDAHO
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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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LOUISIANA
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MAINE
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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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MONTANA
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NEBRASKA
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NEVADA
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NEW HAMPSHIRE
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NEW MEXICO
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NEW YORK
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NORTH CAROLINA
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NORTH DAKOTA
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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 Federaly issued number. A DOT number is not issued by the state. 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 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 the state to another point in the same state, 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 the state to another point in the same state 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, 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. While you do this, you are not strictly operating 'In Commerce', you are merely transporting the vehicle back to your state of operation.
6.  Service Contractors or Contractors hauling their own tools or equipment within the state 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 requirements - 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 Arizona 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 Arizona 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 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
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 liablity insurance Alabama requires proof of $100,000/$300,000 in Personal Injury, and $50,000 Property Damage liablity insurance Alabama requires proof of $100,000/$300,000 in Personal Injury, and $50,000 Property Damage liablity insurance

ALABAMA - continued - 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, 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, 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 

ALABAMA - continued - 3
In State - For Hire
Exempt loads
10,001-lbs - 26,000-lbs
In State - For Hire
Exempt loads
Avove 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, 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 non-livestock exempt loads from point to point within the state of Alabama 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
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
MC Authority is required to transport products / items / loads across state lines. UCR registration is required. New Entrant Safety Audit is required

ALABAMA - continued - 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, 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, 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

ALABAMA - continued - 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  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 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, 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  An Alabama DOT number is not required An Alabama DOT number is not required
Alabama Authority + per vehicle filing is required by the state of Alabama

ALABAMA - Continued - 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 iside 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, 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, 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.
UCR registration is required. New Entrant Safety Audit is required

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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, 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, 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 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 Federaly issued number. A DOT number is not issued by the state. 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 underthat trucking company's name and DOT number and, usually, MC number. Registrants are paid by trucking companies to haul loads and Registrants are notissued 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 withoutcrossing 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 andnever hauling or transporting loads or items from one point in the state to another point in the same state, 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 the state to another point in the same state 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' requirementsand 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, 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. While you do this, you are not strictly operating 'In Commerce', you are merely transporting the vehicle back to your state of operation.
6.  Service Contractors or Contractors hauling their own tools or equipment within the state 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 requirements - 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 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 Arizona 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 Arizona 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 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, 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, 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, or Gross Combined Weight Ratings at 26,000-lbs or higher

ARIZONA - continued - 2
In State - For Hire
Exempt loads
10,001-lbs - 26,000-lbs
In State - For Hire
Exempt loads
Avove 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, 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 Arizona 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 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

ARIZONA - continued - 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, 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, 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

ARIZONA - continued - 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  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 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, 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 A DOT number is required on commercioal vehicles with a Gross Vehicle Weight Rating, 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 

ARIZONA - continued - 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 iside 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, 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, 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.
UCR registration is required. New Entrant Safety Audit is required

ARIZONA - continued - 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, 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, 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 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
 * * * * *       Please Note      * * * * *
1.  A DOT number is a Federaly issued number. A DOT number is not issued by the state. 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 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 the state to another point in the same state, 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 the state to another point in the same state 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' requirementsand 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, 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. While you do this, you are not strictly operating 'In Commerce', you are merely transporting the vehicle back to your state of operation.
6.  Service Contractors or Contractors hauling their own tools or equipment within the state 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 requirements - 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, 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, 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

 ARKANSAS - continued - 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, 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, 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 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 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 - continued - 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, 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, 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

ARKANSAS - continued - 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  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 DOT number requirements for hauling non-hazardous loads from point to point within the state of Arkansas with a truck with a Grosss Vehicle Weight Rating, 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 Arkansas with a truck with a Grosss Vehicle Weight Rating, 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
Arkansas Authority is required. Proof of $50,000/$100,000 Personal Liability insurance and $30,000 Property Damage insurance is required
Annual Ad Valorem report required

ARKANSAS - continued - 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 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, 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, 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.
UCR registration is required. New Entrant Safety Audit is required

ARKANSAS - continued - 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, 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, 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 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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