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  • § 390.1
    Purpose.
  • § 390.3
    General applicability.
  • § 390.5
    Definitions.
  • § 390.7
    Rules of construction.
  • § 390.9
    State and local laws, effect on.
  • § 390.11
    Motor carrier to require observance of driver regulations.
  • § 390.13
    Aiding or abetting violations.
  • § 390.15
    Assistance in investigations and special studies.
  • § 390.16
    [RESERVED]
  • § 390.17
    Additional equipment and accessories.
  • § 390.19
    Motor carrier, hazardous material shipper, and intermodal equipment provider identification reports.
  • § 390.21
    Marking of self-propelled CMVs and intermodal equipment.
  • § 390.23
    Relief from regulations.
  • § 390.25
    Extension of relief from regulations—emergencies.
  • § 390.27
    Locations of motor carrier safety service centers.
  • § 390.29
    Location of records or documents.
  • § 390.31
    Copies of records or documents.
  • § 390.33
    Commercial motor vehicles used for purposes other than defined.
  • § 390.35
    Certificates, reports, and records: Falsification, reproduction, or alteration.
  • § 390.37
    Violation and penalty.
  • § 390.39
    Exemptions for “covered farm vehicles.”
  • § 390.40
    What responsibilities do intermodal equipment providers have under the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations (49 CFR parts 350-399)?
  • § 390.42
    What are the responsibilities of drivers and motor carriers operating intermodal equipment?
  • § 390.44
    What are the procedures to correct the safety record of a motor carrier or an intermodal equipment provider?
  • § 390.46
    Are State and local laws and regulations on the inspection, repair, and maintenance of intermodal equipment preempted by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations?
  • § 390.101
    Scope.
  • § 390.103
    Eligibility requirements for medical examiner certification.
  • § 390.105
    Medical examiner training programs.
  • § 390.107
    Medical examiner certification testing.
  • § 390.109
    Issuance of the FMCSA medical examiner certification credential.
  • § 390.111
    Requirements for continued listing on the National Registry of Certified Medical Examiners.
  • § 390.113
    Reasons for removal from the National Registry of Certified Medical Examiners.
  • § 390.115
    Procedure for removal from the National Registry of Certified Medical Examiners.
  • § 390.201
    USDOT Registration.
  • § 390.203
    PRISM State registration/biennial updates.
  • § 390.205
    Special requirements for registration.
  • § 390.207
    Other governing regulations.
  • § 390.209
    Pre-authorization safety audit.

Part 390
FEDERAL MOTOR CARRIER SAFETY REGULATIONS; GENERAL

§ 390.19: Motor carrier, hazardous material shipper, and intermodal equipment provider identification reports.

Link to an amendment published at 78 FR 52653, Aug. 23, 2013.

(a) Applicability . Each motor carrier and intermodal equipment provider must file Form MCS-150, Form MCS-150B or Form MCS-150C with FMCSA as follows:

(1) A U.S.-, Canada-, Mexico-, or non-North America-domiciled motor carrier conducting operations in interstate commerce must file a Motor Carrier Identification Report, Form MCS-150.

(2) A motor carrier conducting operations in intrastate commerce and requiring a Safety Permit under 49 CFR part 385, subpart E of this chapter must file the Combined Motor Carrier Identification Report and HM Permit Application, Form MCS-150B.

(3) Each intermodal equipment provider that offers intermodal equipment for transportation in interstate commerce must file an Intermodal Equipment Provider Identification Report, Form MCS-150C.

(b) Filing schedule . Each motor carrier or intermodal equipment provider must file the appropriate form under paragraph (a) of this section at the following times:

(1) Before it begins operations; and

(2) Every 24 months, according to the following schedule:

USDOT number
  • ending in
  • Must file by last day of
    1 January.
    2 February.
    3 March.
    4 April.
    5 May.
    6 June.
    7 July.
    8 August.
    9 September.
    0 October.

    (3) If the next-to-last digit of its USDOT Number is odd, the motor carrier or intermodal equipment provider shall file its update in every odd-numbered calendar year. If the next-to-last digit of the USDOT Number is even, the motor carrier or intermodal equipment provider shall file its update in every even-numbered calendar year.

    (4) A person that fails to complete biennial updates to the information pursuant to paragraph (b)(2) of this section is subject to the penalties prescribed in 49 U.S.C. 521(b)(2)(B) or 49 U.S.C. 14901(a), as appropriate, and deactivation of its USDOT Number.

    (c) Availability of forms . The forms described under paragraph (a) of this section and complete instructions are available from the FMCSA Web site at http://www.fmcsa.dot.gov (Keyword “MCS-150,” or “MCS-150B,” or “MCS-150C”); from all FMCSA Service Centers and Division offices nationwide; or by calling 1-800-832-5660.

    (d) Where to file . The required form under paragraph (a) of this section must be filed with FMCSA Office of Information Management. The form may be filed electronically according to the instructions at the Agency's Web site, or it may be sent to Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Office of Information Management, MC-RIO, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE., Washington, DC 20590.

    (e) Special instructions for for-hire motor carriers . A for-hire motor carrier should submit the Form MCS-150, or Form MCS-150B, along with its application for operating authority (Form OP-1, OP-1(MX), OP-1(NNA) or OP-2), to the appropriate address referenced on that form, or may submit it electronically or by mail separately to the address mentioned in paragraph (d) of this section.

    (f) Only the legal name or a single trade name of the motor carrier or intermodal equipment provider may be used on the forms under paragraph (a) of this section (Form MCS-150, MCS-150B, or MCS-150C).

    (g) A motor carrier or intermodal equipment provider that fails to file the form required under paragraph (a) of this section, or furnishes misleading information or makes false statements upon the form, is subject to the penalties prescribed in 49 U.S.C. 521(b)(2)(B).

    (h)(1) Upon receipt and processing of the form described in paragraph (a) of this section, FMCSA will issue the motor carrier or intermodal equipment provider an identification number (USDOT Number).

    (2) The following applicants must additionally pass a pre-authorization safety audit as described below before being issued a USDOT Number:

    (i) A Mexico-domiciled motor carrier seeking to provide transportation of property or passengers in interstate commerce between Mexico and points in the United States beyond the municipalities and commercial zones along the United States-Mexico international border must pass the pre-authorization safety audit under § 365.507 of this subchapter. The Agency will not issue a USDOT Number until expiration of the protest period provided in § 365.115 of this subchapter or—if a protest is received—after FMCSA denies or rejects the protest.

    (ii) A non-North America-domiciled motor carrier seeking to provide transportation of property or passengers in interstate commerce within the United States must pass the pre-authorization safety audit under § 385.607(c) of this subchapter. The Agency will not issue a USDOT Number until expiration of the protest period provided in § 365.115 of this subchapter or—if a protest is received—after FMCSA denies or rejects the protest.

    (3) The motor carrier must display the number on each self-propelled CMV, as defined in § 390.5, along with the additional information required by § 390.21.

    (4) The intermodal equipment provider must identify each unit of interchanged intermodal equipment by its assigned USDOT number.

    (i) A motor carrier that registers its vehicles in a State that participates in the Performance and Registration Information Systems Management (PRISM) program (authorized under section 4004 of the Transportation Equity Act for the 21st Century [(Public Law 105-178, 112 Stat. 107]) is exempt from the requirements of this section, provided it files all the required information with the appropriate State office.

    Effective Date Note:

    At 78 FR 52653, Aug. 23, 2013, § 390.19 was revised, effective Oct. 23, 2015. For the convenience of the user, the revised text is set forth as follows:

    (a) Applicability. A Mexico-domiciled motor carrier requesting authority to provide transportation of property or passengers in interstate commerce between Mexico and points in the United States beyond the municipalities and commercial zones along the United States-Mexico international border must file Form MCS-150 with FMCSA as follows:

    (b) Filing schedule. Each motor carrier must file the appropriate form under paragraph (a) of this section at the following times:

    (1) Before it begins operations; and

    (2) Every 24 months, according to the following schedule:

    USDOT Number
  • ending in
  • Must file by last day
    1 January.
    2 February.
    3 March.
    4 April.
    5 May.
    6 June.
    7 July.
    8 August.
    9 September.
    0 October.

    (3) If the next-to-last digit of its USDOT Number is odd, the motor carrier shall file its update in every odd-numbered calendar year. If the next-to-last digit of the USDOT Number is even, the motor carrier shall file its update in every even-numbered calendar year.

    (4) A person that fails to complete biennial updates to the information pursuant to paragraph (b)(2) of this section is subject to the penalties prescribed in 49 U.S.C. 521(b)(2)(B) or 49 U.S.C. 14901(a), as appropriate, and deactivation of its USDOT Number.

    (c) Availability of forms. The Form MCS-150 and complete instructions are available from the FMCSA Web site at http://www.fmcsa.dot.gov (Keyword “MCS-150”); from all FMCSA Service Centers and Division offices nationwide; or by calling 1-800-832-5660.

    (d) Where to file. The Form MCS-150 must be filed with the FMCSA Office of Registration and Safety Information. The form may be filed electronically according to the instructions at the Agency's Web site, or it may be sent to Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Office of Registration and Safety Information, MC-RS 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., Washington, DC 20590.

    (e) Special instructions. A motor carrier should submit the Form MCS-150 along with its application for operating authority (OP-1(MX)), to the appropriate address referenced on that form, or may submit it electronically or by mail separately to the address mentioned in paragraph (d) of this section.

    (f) Only the legal name or a single trade name of the motor carrier may be used on the Form MCS-150.

    (g)(1) A motor carrier that fails to file the Form MCS-150 or furnishes misleading information or makes false statements upon the form, is subject to the penalties prescribed in 49 U.S.C. 521(b)(2)(B).

    (2) A motor carrier that fails to update the Form MCS-150 as required in paragraph (b) will have its USDOT Number deactivated and will be prohibited from conducting transportation.

    (h)(1) Upon receipt and processing of the form described in paragraph (a) of this section, FMCSA will issue the motor carrier or intermodal equipment provider an identification number (USDOT Number).

    (2) A Mexico-domiciled motor carrier seeking to provide transportation of property or passengers in interstate commerce between Mexico and points in the United States beyond the municipalities and commercial zones along the United States-Mexico international border must pass the pre-authorization safety audit under § 365.507 of this subchapter. The Agency will not issue a USDOT Number until expiration of the protest period provided in § 365.115 of this chapter or—if a protest is received—after FMCSA denies or rejects the protest.

    (3) The motor carrier must display the USDOT Number on each self-propelled CMV, as defined in § 390.5, along with the additional information required by § 390.21.

    Citation: [73 FR 76821, Dec. 17, 2008, as amended at 78 FR 52653, Aug. 23, 2013]

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