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Is a Canada/Mexico domiciled motor carrier’s driver, who is exempt under the 100 air-mile radius exception, still exempt from using an ELD when entering the United States more than 8 times in a 30-day period?

Cross Border Transportation ELDs

FAQ010:  Is a Canada/Mexico domiciled motor carrier’s driver, who is exempt under the 100 air-mile radius exception, still exempt from using an ELD when entering the United States more than 8 times in a 30-day period?

Answer:

  • Yes. Drivers qualify for the 100 air-mile radius (short-haul) exception regardless of the number of times they enter the U.S, provided they meet all requirements of the short-haul exception under 49 CFR...

After FMCSA completes a PASA and the applicant has failed the PASA, what will happen next?

Mexico-domiciled motor carrier long haul operations.

FAQ007:  After FMCSA completes a PASA and the applicant has failed the PASA, what will happen next?

Answer:  FMCSA will deny an application for provisional operating authority if a Mexico-domiciled motor carrier fails the PASA. If a Mexico-domiciled motor carrier fails the PASA, it may reapply for provisional operating authority after 30 days and must pay the required $300 non-...

My certificate of registration says I can carry exempt commodities. What are exempt commodities?

Registration requirement for Mexico-domiciled motor carriers

FAQ002:  My certificate of registration says I can carry exempt commodities. What are exempt commodities?

Answer:  In general, exempt commodities are things that have not been processed in any way such as fresh produce. There is a partial list of non-exempt commodities in 49 CFR 372.115. There is an additional list of exempt and non-exempt commodities in Administrative Rule...

What insurance and proof of financial responsibility do I need to operate in the U.S.?

Insurance requirement for Mexico-domiciled motor carriers.

FAQ003:  What insurance and proof of financial responsibility do I need to operate in the U.S.?

Answer:  Mexico domiciled motor carriers with a certificate of registration to operate within the border commercial zones have two options:  (1) obtain daily trip insurance per 49 CFR § 387.31(b)(3) or (2) meet the minimum requirements found in the table in 49 CFR Part 387....

My trucks have both Mexico and U.S. license plates. Can I put my MX Number and my MC Number on the same truck?

Vehicle marking requirement for Mexico-domiciled motor carriers

FAQ005:  My trucks have both Mexico and U.S. license plates. Can I put my MX Number and my MC Number on the same truck?

Answer:  No marking requirement exists for display of either the MX number of the Mexico-domiciled carrier or the MC number of the U.S. carrier.  The vehicle must be marked in accordance with 49 CFR 390.21(a) that requires the legal name or a single...

Does a Mexico-domiciled motor carrier need a US DOT number and/or operating authority if they are crossing the U.S. border in a pick-up truck (small van, car or tow truck etc.) for an occasional trip to deliver goods and only traveling one or two miles

Registration requirement for Mexico-domiciled motor carriers

FAQ001:  Does a Mexico-domiciled motor carrier need a US DOT number and/or operating authority if they are crossing the U.S. border in a pick-up truck (small van, car or tow truck etc.) for an occasional trip to deliver goods and only traveling one or two miles into the United States?

Answer:  Yes.  If the vehicle is transporting freight in commerce from Mexico to the...

What forms should a Mexico-domiciled carrier complete to apply for a US DOT Number and operating authority registration so that they can operate within or long-haul beyond the U.S.-Mexico municipalities and commercial zones along the U.S-Mexico border?

Registration requirement for Mexico-domiciled motor carriers.

FAQ002: What forms should a Mexico-domiciled carrier complete to apply for a US DOT Number and operating authority registration so that they can operate within or long-haul beyond the U.S.-Mexico municipalities and commercial zones along the U.S-Mexico border?

Answer:  First and foremost, all Mexico-domiciled motor carriers will need to complete Application for US DOT number –...

How long does it take to get an MX number, Certificate of Registration and USDOT Number?

Registration requirement for Mexico-domiciled motor carriers.

FAQ003:  How long does it take to get an MX number, Certificate of Registration and USDOT Number?

Answer:  The time it takes to obtain operating authority varies depending on the application submitted and the means by which the application is submitted.

  • US DOT number:  Can be obtained on-line the day the completed application is submitted...