Laws and Regulations

DOT Registration – Statistically, over 50% of DOT applications are incorrectly filled out. Failing to correctly represent your business on your application can result in the application’s rejection. Let US Compliance Services help you do it right, the first time.
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Motor Carrier (Operating Authority) – Under federal law 49 CFR Part 390, any motor carrier operator who crosses state lines and is for-hire is required to submit an FMCSA application. This application authorizes your interstate travel, and must be in place before your company’s driver(s) are legally able to travel across state lines for business. The Motor Carrier application must be renewed every 2 years.
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UCR (Unified Carrier Registration) – Under UCR 49 USC 14505a, any company who travels, or sends their drivers over state lines for work-related purposes, must pay this yearly state tax.
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Driver Qualification – Under federal law 49 CFR Part 391, drivers involved in interstate commerce, or intrastate from the following states [AK, AZ, CO, CT, FL, GA, IN, IA, KS, KY, LA, ME, MD, MI, MN, MO, MT, NE, NJ, NM, NY, NC, ND, OH, OR, PA, SC, SD, TX, UT, VT, WA, WI] must retain verification on file of their drivers’ legal and physical ability to operate the vehicle in their class. This involves pulling a driving history, a previous employment history, a 3 year inquiry to state agencies, driver’s road test certificate, annual driver’s certificate of violations, as well as other pertinent documents relating to the specific driver’s public record. These files need to be updates yearly.
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BOC3 (Blanket of Coverage) – Under federal law 49 CFR Part 368, any company whose drivers’ cross state lines for-hire is required to have this list of processing agents, in case there is a legal issue outside of their company’s home state. This provides an agent in the applicable state that will accept the paperwork for the incident. This is a one-time registration and does not need to be renewed.
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Drug and Alcohol Consortium – Under federal law 49 CFR Part 382, drivers in most states who operate a CDL vehicle, a vehicle weighing over 10,001 lbs GVRW, a vehicle that transports 8+ passengers or hazardous material, must be enrolled in a random drug and alcohol testing policy. This is a yearly policy and must be renewed every 12 months.
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Supervisor Training – Under 49 CFR Part 382.603, anyone who supervises two or more commercial drivers, must complete a minimum of 2 hours of training; 60 minutes on alcohol abuse and 60 minutes on drug abuse. This training includes the physical, behavioral, speech and performance indicators of alcohol and drug misuse. Each supervisor only needs to complete this training once in their career.
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DOT Physicals – Under 49 CFR Part 391, drivers who operating a certain class of vehicle must submit to a physical examination by a certified medical professional before operating the vehicle and every 24 months while in operation. The driver must keep their medical examiner’s certificate on board the vehicle at all times, as well as on file with their driver qualification records to provide to the commercial enforcement officer at the time of their safety audit.
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DOT Numbers – Any vehicle that is registered under a DOT number must have that number displayed in high-contrasting colors on the left and right side of their vehicle. This number must be visible and legible from at least 50 feet away.
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Biennial Updating – US Compliance Services will keep track of your filings and requirements, and automatically update your information as need be, to keep you in full compliance with the laws and regulations.

If you have any questions or concerns, don’t hesitate to contact one of our compliance experts today to ensure that you are on the right side of DOT and FMCSA laws and regulations.

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