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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 10 or above in compatibility mode, or Google Chrome, Safari or Firefox browsers work best with the URS tool.

To Get Started Click Here

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:

Training Opportunities

To access self-paced online training for the new URS system, click here.

What Do I Need To Do To Comply with URS?

URS REQUIREMENTSNew RegistrantsExisting RegistrantsNew Private HM & Exempt for-Hire CarriersExisting Private HM & Exempt for-Hire CarriersNew & Existing Private Carriers
Use of the online registration application for new registrations onlyX 12/12/2015    
Use of online registration application for all reasons to file X9/30/2016X9/30/2016X9/30/2016X9/30/2016
USDOT Number as sole identifier
(discontinuing issuance of all other docket numbers – excepting distinct CT numbers for cargo tank facility registration)
Safety RegistrationX9/30/2016    
Evidence of Financial Responsibility
(Insurance Filings and Surety Bonds/Trust)
Already Required *Already Required *X9/30/2016X12/31/2016 
Process Agent Designation (BOC-3)Already Required *Already Required *X9/30/2016X12/31/16X 12/31/16

*Evidence of financial responsibility and BOC-3 are already required for entities required to have Federal operating authority (49 CFR 365).

Updated: Thursday, January 28, 2016
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