Unified Registration System Launched for New Applicants
The FMCSA monitors and ensures compliance with regulations governing both safety (all carriers) and commerce (for-hire carriers). Companies may find they are subject to both registration requirements (USDOT Number and MC Number) or either one separately. To determine if you need to apply for a US DOT number, click here.
FMCSA has launched a phased rollout of the Unified Registration System (URS). All new registration applicants must use the new URS Application.
URS combines various forms that carriers, freight forwarders and brokers currently use to register and update their information with the Agency into a single, online registration application.
Only the initial registration by new applicants will be done using the URS online registration application.
Already Registered with FMCSA?
Existing registrants (entities that have a US DOT number and/or operating authority) can update their information using all of the existing processes – online and paper forms – until September 30, 2016. See the chart below and check this site often for updates for existing users.
More options can be found on the left side of the page. You also may find the following useful:
- Process Agents
- Get a Cargo Tank (CT) Number
- Intermodal Equipment Provider Registration
- Refund Policy
- Hazardous Materials Regulations and Safety Permit Information
- Small Passenger Carrying Vehicles Safety Regulations
To access self-paced online training for the new URS system, click here.
What Do I Need To Do To Comply with URS?
|URS REQUIREMENTS||New Registrants||Existing Registrants||New Private HM & Exempt for-Hire Carriers||Existing Private HM & Exempt for-Hire Carriers||New & Existing Private Carriers|
|Use of the online registration application for new registrations only||X 12/12/2015|
|Use of online registration application for all reasons to file||X9/30/2016||X9/30/2016||X9/30/2016||X9/30/2016|
|USDOT Number as sole identifier|
(discontinuing issuance of all other docket numbers – excepting distinct CT numbers for cargo tank facility registration)
|Evidence of Financial Responsibility|
(Insurance Filings and Surety Bonds/Trust)
|Already Required *||Already Required *||X9/30/2016||X12/31/2016|
|Process Agent Designation (BOC-3)||Already Required *||Already Required *||X9/30/2016||X12/31/16||X 12/31/16|
*Evidence of financial responsibility and BOC-3 are already required for entities required to have Federal operating authority (49 CFR 365).