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DOT Number Update

dot number updateIf you change details on your records, such as name or address, as a motor carrier or broker you are required to update your information on your USDOT number and authority record in a timely manner. Additionally, you need DOT Number update every two years.

For USDOT numbers, there are:

– Routine updates that can be done using an MCS-150 form;

Biennial updates that you need to provide every two years, even if you have not changed any information, has ceased interstate operations since the last update;

– Inactivation, deactivation, and reactivation that are also done by using an MCS-150 or MCS-150B form;


If you fail to complete your biennial update, your USDOT number will be deactivated, and you may be subject to civil penalties of up to $1,000 per day (but not exceeding $10,000 in total).


Operating Authority (MC/FF Numbers):

  • Name Changes
  • Address Changes
  • Reinstate
  • Revoke


As for the deadline, you are required to file appropriate forms before beginning any operations, and every two years according to the schedule:

USDOT number ending in:Must file by last day of:


If the next to the last digit of your USDOT number is odd, you need to file update in every odd-numbered year. If it is even, you need to file your DOT update in every even-numbered year.


Let DOT Operating Authority assist you with your DOT Number Update!

At DOT Operating Authority we will be happy to help you with updating your USDOT Number or operating authority.

Want to complete the process of updating online? We can do it for you! You are going to need to provide us with your USDOT Number, EIN/SSN, PIN and your company’s official information. Your PIN can be mailed or emailed to you.

Besides updating your record online, you can submit your information by mail or fax.


Our mailing address is:

2009 W Burbank Boulevard,

Burbank, California



To start your DOT number update, give us a call at 1-888-NOW-GETDOT (1-888-669-4383). We are looking forward to assisting you!