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.
About the Unified Registration System
Beginning December 12, 2015, FMCSA will begin a phased rollout of the Unified Registration System (URS).
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.
The new Unified Registration System will increase efficiency by streamlining the registration process for industry and enabling FMCSA to maintain more accurate information on the entities it regulates.
All entities that are regulated by FMCSA will be required to register electronically using the new streamlined online registration system by end of year 2016. Read more about the Final Rule.
New Registration Applicants
On December 12, 2015, all new registration applicants will use the new Unified Registration Application.
Only the initial registration by new applicants will be done using the URS online registration application. Further changes do not go into effect until September 30, 2016, including USDOT numbers being the sole identifier for all entities and a new fee structure.
The Unified Registration System can be accessed at [URS URL]. All current motor carriers, brokers, freight forwarders, intermodal equipment providers, and cargo tank manufacturing and repair facilities MUST have a portal account to access URS to update their records or view their registration status.
Already Registered with FMCSA?
Existing registrants can update their information using all of the existing options – online and paper form – 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
Users can access online training and support materials for setting up a portal account on FMCSA’s portal login screen or download the URS Fact Sheet for more information. A past URS demonstration webinar can be found here.
What Do I Need To Do To Comply with URS?
URS Technical Documentation
If you electronically exchange information with FMCSA please click the link below.