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Interstate Mover Operations State Regulations Overview


The following, excerpted from the FMCSA booklet entitled Overview of Federal and State Regulations Concerning Interstate Motor Operations, is intened to furnish a brief summary of interstate motor carrier rules, regulations, and requirements to those individuals new to the industry.

Safety Regulations

Before beginning new or expanded interstate operations, you must contact the appropriate regulatory agencies in all states in and through which you will conduct business to obtain information regarding state rules applicable to interstate motor operations. It is your responsibility to comply with registration, fuel tax, and other state regulations and procedures.

Transportation agencies in 38 states register interstate authorities under the single state registration system (SSRS). Under the SSRS, as an interstate motor carrier you may register your operation by contacting your base state (principal place of business) and, for one fee, register for all states in which operations will be conducted. If your home state does not participate in the SSRS, you may contact a neighboring state and declare that state your "base" for registration purposes. State SSRS contacts are listed on the following pages.

Fuel taxes are levied by the individual states. For more information you must contact the state agency which handles fuel taxes.

Worker compensation is another area regulated by the individual states. Rules regarding workers' compensation vary greatly from state to state. You may find it useful to contact the state insurance board for the state in which your business is located. The respective insurance boards should be able to furnish you with detailed information on workers' compensation rules and regulations. These offices normally are located in the state capital and their telephone numbers may be obtained from the state government section of telephone directories or through local telephone information operators.

Useful Addressess and Telephone Numbers for State Agencies

Following is a list of state motor carrier regulatory bodies. Additionally, the address and telephone number for SSRS information is included for those 38 states that participate in the program (asterisk denotes participating state). Should you have difficulty reaching a particular state office, consult your local telephone directory or call the state government information operator.

Public Service Commission, Insurance and Registration Section
P.O. Box 304260
Montgomery, AL 36130
100 North Union Street, Suite 980
Montgomery, AL 36104
(334) 242-5176 Fax (334) 242-2534
Web Site

Not Regulated

Department of Transportation
Motor Vehicle Division
P.O. Box 2100
Mail Drop 525M
Phoenix, AZ 85001
(602) 712-8188

Highway & Transportation Department, Motor Carrier Authority Unit
P.O. Box 8051
Little Rock, AR 72203-8051
(501) 569-2358
SSRS: Same agency, Legal Division
P.O. Box 8501
Little Rock, AR 72203-8051
(501) 569-2355

(Passengers only)
Passenger & Household Goods Carriers: Public Utilities Commission License Section
SSRS Unit, 505 Van Ness Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94102-3298
(415) 703-2177
All Other Motor Carriers:
Department of Motor Vehicles MCP/SSRS Section, MS/G875
P.O. Box 932370
Sacramento, CA 94232-3700
(916) 657-6636

Public Utilities Commission
1580 Logan Street, OL2
Denver, CO 80203
(303) 894-2850
SSRS: Same address
(303) 894-2867

Department of Transportation, Bureau of Public Transportation
P. O. Box 317546
Newington, CT 06131-7546
(806) 594-2865
SSRS: DMV Interstate Registration Plan
60 State Street
Wethersfield, CT 06161-1010
(860) 263-5281

Property: Not Regulated
Passengers: Transportation Authority
P.O. Box 778
Dover, DE 19903
(302) 760-2080 or (800) 652-5600
Fuel Tax: (302) 744-2703
IFTA: (302) 7442702
TRP: (302) 744-2701

Property: Department of Public Works, Permit Division
914 N. Capital Street, NE, 2nd Floor
Washington, DC 20002
(202) 442-4670
Passengers: Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Commission
1828 L Street, NW, Suite 703
Washington, DC 20036
(202) 331-1671 FAX: (202) 653-2179

FLORIDA Not regulated

Department of Motor Vehicle Safety
2206 East View Parkway
Conyers, GA 30013
(678) 413-8829
SSRS: Same address and telephone number

Public Utilities Commission
465 South King Street, Suite 103
Honolulu, HI 96813
(808) 586-2020

Department of Transportation
P.O. Box 7129
Boise, ID 83707-1129
(208) 334-8611
FAX (208) 334-2006

Commerce Commission
527 East Capitol Avenue
Springfield, IL 62701
(217) 782-4654

Department of Revenue, Motor Carrier Services Division
5252 Decatur Blvd, Suite R
Indianapolis, IN 46241
(317) 615-7350
SSRS: Same address

Department of Transportation, Motor Carrier Services
P.O. Box 10382
Des Moines, IA 50306-0382
(515) 237-3224
SSRS: Same address

State Corporation Commission
1500 S.W. Arrowhead Road
Topeka, KS 66604-4027
(785) 271-3100
SSRS: Same address
(785) 271-3145

Transportation Cabinet, Division of Motor Carriers
P.O. Box 2007
Frankfort, KY 40602
(502) 564-4540
SSRS: Same address

Public Service Commission
P.O. Box 91154
Baton Rouge, LA 70821-9154
(888) 256-2397
SSRS: Same address
(504) 342-5717

Department of Motor Vehicles, Commercial Vehicle Section
State House, Station 29
Augusta, ME 04330
(207) 624-9000 ext. 52127
SSRS: Same address and phone number

Public Service Commission
William Donald Schaefer Tower
6 Saint Paul Street, 16th Floor
Baltimore, MD 21202
(410) 767-8000
Passengers: (800) 800-4491

Department of Telecommunications & Energy, Transportation Division
1 South Station, 2nd Floor Boston, MA 02110
(617) 305-3559
SSRS: Same address and telephone number

Public Service Commission
6545 Mercantile Way
P.O. Box 30221
Lansing, MI 48909
(517) 241-6030
SSRS: Same agency
(517) 241-6043

Minnesota State Patrol
1110 Centre Point Curve
Mendota Heights, MN 55120
(651) 405-6171
Department of Transportation, Office of Motor Carrier Services
1110 Centre Point Curve
Mendota Heights, MN 55120
(651) 405-6060 or 1-888-472-3389
SSRS: Same address and telephone number

Public Service Commission, Transportation Division
P.O. Box 1174
Jackson, MS 39215-1174
(601) 961-5439
SSRS: Same address
(601) 961-5435

MoDOT Motor Carrier Services Unit
1617 Southridge Drive
Jefferson City, MO 65105
(866) 831-6277
SSRS: Same address and telephone number

Public Service Commission
P.O. Box 202601
Helena, MT 59620-2601
(406) 444-6199
SSRS: Department of Transportation, MCS Division
P. O. Box 201001
Helena, MT 59620-4639

Department of Motor Vehicles, Motor Carrier Services Division
301 Centennial Mall South
Lincoln, NE 68509-4789
(402) 471-4435 or (888) 622-1222

Passenger & Household Goods Carriers:
Transportation Services Authority
75 East Bank Street, Suite 2
Sparks, NV 89431
(775) 688-2800
SSRS: Department of Motor Vehicles, Compliance & Enforcement Division
555 Wright Way
Carson City, NV 89711-0600
(775) 684-4711

Department of Safety, Bureau of Common Carriers
33 Hazen Drive
Concord, NH 03305
(603) 271-2449
SSRS: Same address; telephone (603) 271-2447

Department of Transportation
1035 Parkway Avenue, CN 611
Trenton, NJ 08625
(609) 292-6500
SSRS: same address
(609) 633-9399

Public Regulations Commission, Transportation Division
P.O. Box 1269
Santa Fe, NM 87504-1269
Physical: 1120 Paseo De Peralta
Santa Fe, NM 87501
(505) 827-4519
SSRS: Same address and telephone number

Department of Transportation, Carrier Certification and Compliance
State Office Campus Building 7A
Albany, NY 12232
(518) 457-1016
SSRS: Same address and telephone number

Department of Transportation, Division of Motor Vehicles
1100 New Bern Avenue
Raleigh, NC 27697
(919) 7518-7000
SSRS: International Register Plan
1425 Rock Quarry Road, Suite 100
Raleigh, NC 27610
(919) 861-3720

Public Service Commission, Transportation Division
State Capitol
600 E. Blvd. Ave
Dept.408 Bismarck, ND 58505-0480
(701) 328-2400
SSRS: Department of Transportation
608 E. Boulevard Avenue
Bismarck, ND 58505-0780
(701) 328-2725

Public Utilities Commission, Transportation Department
180 East Broad Street
Columbus, OH 43215
(614) 466-3392
SSRS: Same address and telephone number

Corporation Commission
Jim Thorpe Office Building
2101 North Lincoln Boulevard
Oklahoma City, OK 73105
Mailing: P.O. Box 52000
Oklahoma City, OK 73152-2000
(405) 521-2251
SSRS: Same address and telephone number

Department of Transportation, Motor Carrier Division
550 Capitol Street N.E.
Salem, OR 97310
(503) 378-6699

Public Utility Commission, Bureau of Transportation
P.O. Box 3265
Harrisburg, PA 17105
(717) 772-2254

Public Utilities Commission, Motor Carrier Division
89 Jefferson Boulevard
Warwick, RI 02888
(401) 941-4500 ext. 149
SSRS: Same address and telephone number

Department of Public Safety, Motor Carrier Services Office
10311 Wilson Blvd.
Blythewood, SC 29016
(803) 737-1755
SSRS: Same address and telephone number

Public Utilities Commission, Transportation Division
500 East Capitol Avenue
Pierre, SD 57501
(605) 773-3201
SSRS: Same address
(605) 773-5280

Tennessee Department of Saftey
Commercial Vehicle Division
1148 Foster Avenue
Nashville, TN 37210
(615) 687-2285
SSRS: Same address and telephone number

Department of Transportation, Permits
4203 Bull Creek Road, Building 22
Austin, TX 78731
Mailing: TXDOT
Attn: MCD-BC
125 E 11th Street
Austin, TX 78701-2483 (800) 299-1700
SSRS: Public Utilities Commision
1701 N. Congress Avenue
P.O. Box 13326
Austin, TX 78711-3326
(512) 936-7000

Division of Public Utilities
Heber M. Wells Building
4th Floor
160 E. 300 South
Box 146751
Sale Lake City, UT 84114-6751
(801) 530-7622
SSRS: Motor Carrier Division
4501 South 2700 West
Box 141210
Salt Lake City, UT 84114-1210
(801) 965-4205

Property: Not regulated
Passengers: Transportation Board
118 State Street
Montpelier, VT 05602
(802) 828-4480

Department of Motor Vehicles, Motor Carrier Division
P.O. Box 27412
Richmond, VA 23269
(804) 367-0538
SSRS: Same agency

Utilities and Transportation Commission Permits and Insurance Section
1300 S. Evergreen Park Dr. SW
Olympia, WA 98502
(360) 664-1222
SSRS: Same address and telephone number

Public Service Commission, Motor Carrier Division
201 Brooks Street
Charleston, WV 25323
(304) 340-0320
SSRS: Same address
(304) 340-0346

Department of Transportation, Division of Motor Vehicles
P. O. Box 7967
Madison, WI 55370-7967
(608) 266-1356
SSRS: Same address and telephone number

Department of Transportation, Motor Vehicle Services, Regulatory Section
5300 Bishop Boulevard
Cheyenne, WY 82009-3340
(307) 777-4829

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Last updated: Tuesday, February 3, 2015