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August 13: FMCSA is aware that entities are receiving confusing or misleading solicitations from service providers or third party administrators by telephone, e-mail, text and US Mail.
The U.S. Government does not endorse private businesses or vendors, and the use of a service provider is NOT required by FMCSA. The FMCSA will not: contact carriers by telemarketers or "robo-call" automated telephone solicitations, request credit card numbers by telephone and/or charge a fee for downloadable forms, which you can find here.
April 27: PIN Consolidation: FMCSA has consolidated the USDOT, MC & MX PINs into one USDOT PIN. This effort has eliminated the MC and MX PINs. FMCSA systems must now be accessed using your USDOT PIN only.
If you do not have your USDOT PIN or need to reset it, please visit our PIN request website: https://www.fmcsa.dot.gov/registration/request-pin-number.
March 25: FMCSA Opens Portal Call Center
If you are having an issue registering for or accessing your FMCSA Portal account as part of the Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse (Clearinghouse) registration process, please visit: https://clearinghouse.fmcsa.dot.gov/Contact.
The FMCSA Contact Center remains open to assist customers with Portal-related issues not related to the Clearinghouse registration process as well as answer FMCSA licensing, insurance, medical and other registration-related questions. To reach the FMCSA Contact Center, please dial 1-800-832-5660.
March 25: Information for Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse Registrants
For Information about Clearinghouse registration requirements visit: https://clearinghouse.fmcsa.dot.gov/Learn
If you have specific Clearinghouse related questions, please call 1-800-724-2811 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
For more general information on URS, click here.
Internet browsers: Internet Explorer 11 or above, or Google Chrome, Safari or Firefox browsers work best with the URS tool. Internet Explorer 10 can be used in compatibility mode. Failure to use one of these browsers could result in the inability to successfully complete applications for registration.
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 a later date. On January 17, 2017, FMCSA published a Federal Register notice with more details on the suspension of the URS effectiveness date. 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
Unified Carrier Registration (UCR) Information
UCR stands for "Unified Carrier Registration," which is not an FMCSA program. It refers to an agreement among the states set up by Congress governing the collection and distribution of registration information and UCR fees paid to states by motor carriers, private motor carriers, brokers, freight forwarders, and leasing companies pursuant to 49 U.S.C. Section 14504a. The fees collected support state motor carrier safety activities. For more information, click here.
To access self-paced online training for the new URS system, click here.
URS Technical Documentation
If you electronically exchange information with FMCSA, please click the button below.