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Obtain your US DOT Authority

Trucking companies, brokers, 3PLs and other transportation industry businesses have their own unique regulatory requirements.  The DOT Doctor is here to take the guess work, agony and stress out of setting up your new business. 

If you operate an interstate commercial motor vehicle over 10,000 pounds or a commercial motor vehicle solely within the states of Alabama, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, New York, Ohio, Oregon, South Dakota, Tennessee, Utah, West Virgina or Wisconsin, Federal Regulations (49 CFR 390.21) require that you must display a USDOT Number on your truck.

Avoid a summons. Secure a USDOT Number today.

USDOT Numbers can be issued over the phone in just 15 minutes!

What is a USDOT Number?
Companies that operate commercial vehicles transporting passengers or hauling cargo in interstate
commerce must be registered with the FMCSA and must have a USDOT Number. Also, commercial
intrastate hazardous materials carriers who haul quantities requiring a safety permit must register
for a USDOT Number.

The USDOT Number serves as a unique identifier when collecting and monitoring a company's safety
information acquired during audits, compliance reviews, crash investigations, and inspections.

Do I Need One?

You are required to obtain a USDOT number if you have a vehicle that:

• Is used in transporting material found by the Secretary of Transportation to be hazardous and
transported in a quantity requiring placarding (whether interstate or intrastate).


• Has a gross vehicle weight rating or gross combination weight rating, or gross vehicle weight or
gross combination weight, of 4,536 kg (10,001 pounds) or more, whichever is greater; or
• Is designed or used to transport more than 8 passengers (including the driver) for compensation;
• Is designed or used to transport more than 15 passengers, including the driver, and is not used
to transport passengers for compensation;

AND is involved in Interstate commerce:

Trade, traffic, or transportation in the United States—

• Between a place in a State and a place outside of such State (including a place outside of the
United States);
• Between two places in a State through another State or a place outside of the United States; or
• Between two places in a State as part of trade, traffic, or transportation originating or
terminating outside the State or the United States.

Gain Your US DOT Authority NOW!

Establish your own US DOT authority ($800 fee plus any add-ons) BOC - 3 Processing (included with US DOT #)
Establish your MC#  (included with US DOT #) Establish State Authority (prices vary by state)
1st UCR Filing  (fee schedule based on number of trucks in fleet) Hazmat Permit  (add-on)

Protect yourself from the New FMCSA rulings.  As of Dec 16, 2008...

The final rule issued by the FMCSA establishes that a newly registered trucking or bus company will automatically fail its safety audit if it violates any one of 16 essential federal regulations during the 18-month safety monitoring period. These essential regulations cover controlled substances and alcohol testing, hours-of-service, driver qualifications, vehicle condition, and carrier financial responsibility.

If a company fails its new entrant safety audit, it may result in revocation of a carrier’s registration with the agency, unless the carrier takes necessary corrective action within a specified time period established by FMCSA.

The rule would also require that if during the 18-month safety monitoring period, certain violations are discovered during roadside inspections, the new entrant may be subjected to a new entrant expedited safety audit or in the case of serious safety violations, a more comprehensive compliance review, which can result in fines and penalties. The carrier may also be required to submit a written corrective action plan explaining in detail how the carrier will achieve compliance with the safety rules and improve its safety performance.

The final rule on the New Entrant Safety Assurance Process is available for review on the FMCSA Web site in Rules and Regulations.


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Only $1500/month to give you the peace of mind that you are DOT Compliant and prepared for to pass your New Entry Audit.

(Each additional driver +$100/month)

To apply for US DOT Authority & MC Authority; please fill out this form.
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Complete the Online Form above and click SUBMIT.  Be sure to download the Credit Card Authorization form and include it with your order.

The $800 application fee includes a USDOT Safety Tracking Number, an ICC/MC Authority Number and your process agents for 48 states. You MUST file trucking liability and cargo insurance in order to have your authority finalized and a certificate/permit issued. Fees include same-day electronic service. MC & USDOT Numbers issued the same day on orders submitted before 12PM Central Monday-Friday (excluding holidays). Online purchase using Visa, Mastercard or American Express required. Each additional carrier authority is $500 (i.e. you order both common carrier and contract carrier or both common carrier of property and common carrier of household goods and pay $1000 fee). If seeking both motor carrier and broker authority, please submit two separate application questionnaires. Broker License fee is $950. Contact us for details. 

Note: you must have two different "doing business as" names if applying for both motor carrier and broker authority and separate MC Numbers. Both the legal name and the "doing business as" name must appear on your insurance or bond filings. The names on your application for authority and your insurance filings must exactly match. All fees are non-refundable and there are absolutely no refunds or cancellations. Once you complete this form, click on "SUBMIT".

Questions? Call TOLL FREE 844-DOTDOCTOR (844-368-3628)

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Get started for as little as $800

(US DOT number, MC number and BOC 3)

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Fill out the credit card information and upload with your order request.

Orders without credit card information cannot be processed.

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