Logistec/TTS offers a unique and complete USDOT application service. Once you submit a USDOT application via our quick and simple online application we will become your consultant through the application process - all for a low price of $300.
Our service will include reviewing your application for any common errors before obtaining a valid USDOT number for your company. We will also consult with you on any federal or state registrations your company may require in addition to the USDOT. Included in our package will be useful Compliance and Driver Qualification File templates to ensure your company's record-keeping requirements with the FMCSA.
If you have any questions concerning whether a USDOT number is required for your company's operations please review the information listed below. If you are still unsure about the process, please contact one of our knowledgeable and friendly consultants to assist you.
What is a USDOT Number?
A USDOT number is an identification number issued and used by the FMCSA and Department of Transportation to track and monitor a company's safety record.
Who Needs It?
A USDOT number is required for any company that owns or operates a Commercial Vehicle with a GVWR (Gross Vehicle Weight Rating) of 10,001 lbs or more, transporting Cargo or a vehicle transporting 9 or more Passengers in Interstate Commerce. USDOT is also required on any intrastate carriers hauling hazardous materials which require a safety permit.
There are states that require USDOT numbers for all commercial motor vehicle registrants such as: Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, New York, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, and Wyoming.
Once you are required to have a USDOT number, knowing what classification and scope of authority your particular type of business operates in and what cargo classifications describe your commodities is crucial.
- The scopes of authority are Interstate (crossing state lines or hauling cargo intended to cross state lines) and Intrastate (hauling cargo within a particular state's borders).
- The classifications for a USDOT carrier are mostly Private, For-hire or Exempt For-Hire. However, there are other classifications listed on our form such as Private Passengers- (business), Private Passengers- (non-business), Migrant, U.S. Mail, Federal Government, State Government, Local Government, and Indian Tribe. It is possible for a company to be listed with more than one classification.
- The Cargo classifications are listed on our form for you to choose from. If your commodity is not listed simply select other and type in what commodities you are hauling.
Online USDOT Application
We have provided you with a convenient online USDOT application. Logistec/TTS will contact you once your application has been submitted and processed to review any additional registration requirements. We are here to assist with your company's compliance with USDOT and fulfill state requirements. Please feel free to contact us at any time during the application process.