The DOT number is a unique identification number issued by the United States Department of Transportation (USDOT) to ensure the trucking companies’ safety. It provides all the necessary information like investigations of the accident, inspections, audits, and compliance reviews regarding transport passengers’ safety. DOT number must be displayed on every commercial company vehicle, either the vehicles are transporting passengers or hauling cargo in interstate commerce. The companies involved in carrying hazardous material in the state must display their USDOT number on all the vehicles being used for transport.
Who should apply for a DOT number?
All the transport companies involved in interstate commerce, either in trade or transportation in the United States, need to have a DOT number and fulfill some or all the following guidelines.
- When your vehicle is having a gross weight rating of 10,000 pounds or more.
- If the vehicle is carrying more than 8 passengers, including the driver, for payment.
- The vehicle is moving with more than 15 passengers, including the driver, and it is also not plying for payment.
- The hazardous material is being transported, and it is necessary to have a safety permit.
Individual States require a DOT number for all commercial vehicles. These states are Alabama, Arizona, Alaska, Colorado, California, Connecticut, Georgia, Florida, Indiana, Lowa, Idaho, Kentucky, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, New Jersey, New York, Nebraska, Nevada, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Oregon, Puerto Rico, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming, and many more.
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