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USDOT Biennial Update: Maintaining Your FMCSA Registration
Is your VMT outdated? US Compliance Services can get you back on the road. USDOT Biennial Updates are not only important; they are required by law. The FMCSA requires companies to update their USDOT information every two years. If they fail to comply, companies risk getting fined or losing their authority to operate.
What Is a USDOT Biennial Update?
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration requires all entities under its jurisdiction to update their information every two years (biennially). Carriers must file their biennial update even if their company information has not changed, or if they have ceased interstate operations since their last update.
Some of the information included on a biennial update includes:
1. The name of the company.
2. The location of the company doing registration.
3. Registration information about operating procedures.
4. The number of vehicles in the fleet.
5. The number of drivers in the fleet.
6. Some other FMCSA biennial update registration information.
The process of filing and maintaining a biennial update can be overwhelming and confusing for motor carriers to navigate; that is why US Compliance Services offers a streamlined service to motor carriers. We will collect your pertinent information and file your biennial update on your behalf, giving you the peace of mind and freedom to focus on your company's operations.
Do I Need to Update My USDOT Number?
Absolutely. Outdated VMT notifications are the equivalent of a cease and desist notice in the trucking industry. Trucking businesses must update the information associated with their DOT numbers every two years. That’s the reason that it’s called a “biennial” update. The sides of all trucks and registered motor carriers must display an assigned DOT (Department of Transportation) number. That number must updated on a biennial basis through a registration process with the FMCSA. Failure of registration can result in massive fines and penalties, as well as loss of your authority.
If you need assistance filing your biennial update, call us today for professional and expedited guidance on how to properly file.
EXPEDITED BIENNIAL UPDATE FILING
WHEN IS THE DEADLINE TO FILE?
DETERMINING YOUR FILING MONTH
Each motor carrier or Intermodal Equipment Provider must file the appropriate form at the following times:
- Before it begins operations (DOT Application)
- Every 2 years according to the following schedule
|USDOT Number Ending In||Must File By Last Day Of:|
DETERMINING YOUR FILING YEAR
Don't wait for an outdated VMT. To determine a carrier's biennial update filing year, reference the second to last digit in their USDOT Number:
- If that number is odd, the Carrier or IEP shall file the update before the last day of their scheduled month on every odd year (2021, 2023, 2025, etc.)
- If that number is even, the Carrier or IEP shall file the update before the last day of their scheduled month on every even year (2022, 2024, 2026, etc.)
If you need assistance with filing your biennial update, call US Compliance Services Monday - Friday 6 am - 5 pm MST. One of our agents would be happy to assist you.
Since 2015, US Compliance Services has been helping hundreds of trucking companies across the United States maintain compliance under DOT and FMCSA regulations.
We offer our professional services to owner operators of all types, and use our expansive network of resources to ensure that our clients are able to safely and legally operate their trucking businesses day-in and day-out.
Call us today at 1-877-558-3530 to get your biennial update filed today for free, and for a free consultation about the best practices for your trucking company to maintain FMCSA and DOT compliance.
PROFESSIONAL USDOT AND FMCSA ASSISTANCE
US Compliance is a private, BBB-accredited business that has helped thousands of trucking companies across America maintain compliance under state and federal trucking regulations.
We will provide you your USDOT number for free, and provide a consultation on your overall trucking compliance situation.
Fill out the form below or call us to get started (a phone call is the quickest way to get into compliance).
After submitting the form, an agent will contact you to verify your information, help file your biennial update, and review any necessary governmental compliance information you may need to know moving forward. For faster assistance, call our office Monday through Friday, 6 am to 5 pm, at (877)558-3530.