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What do I need to do if my motor carrier company is going out of business?

There are several steps that FMCSA needs motor carriers to take if they’re going out of business altogether or ceasing to operate as a “motor carrier”:

All carriers - inactivate your USDOT number:

  • You MUST mail or fax an updated MCS-150 (Motor Carriers) or MCS-150B (Hazmat Carriers) form, and check the box “out of business” (out of “motor carrier” operations, even if the company is still in business otherwise) in the “reason for filing” section
  • You can fill out and print the MCS-150 form on our web site
  • You can submit the MCS-150 form in one of two ways:
    • Mail: Send the updated MCS-150/150B form to:
    • Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration Office of Registration and Safety Information (MC-RS) 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE, Licensing Team, 6th Floor Washington, D.C. 20590
    • Fax: Fax the document to 703-280-4003

For-hire carriers – also revoke your operating authority (MC number): To request a voluntary revocation, you have several options:

  • Revoke online, using your PIN. Select the option “Voluntarily revoke my Operating Authority (MC/FF/MX number)”
  • Complete a Form OCE-46, Request for Revocation of Registration
    • The telephone number to request Form OCE-46 is 1-866-637-0635
    • You also can e-mail the insurance team at FMCSAInsurance@dot.gov
    • Fill out the form and have it notarized
    • Mail the completed form to: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration Office of Registration and Safety Information (MC-RS) 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE, Room W63-105 Washington, D.C. 20590

Operating authority can be activated at any time in the future by requesting reinstatement of the authority.

Last Updated : May 6, 2014