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As a passenger carrier, do I need a USDOT number?

Yes if you are operating interstate commerce and one of the following apply to you:

  • Your vehicle is designed or used to transport 9 to 15 passengers (including the driver) and is operated for compensation
  • Your vehicle is designed or used to transport 16 or more passengers (including the driver)
  • Your passenger-carrying vehicle has an actual weight or gross vehicle weight rating of 10,001 pounds (4,536 kg) or more

Last Updated : May 14, 2014