Trucking companies are required to have a United States Department of Transportation (USDOT) number affixed to the sides of their trucks. Motor carriers must obtain these numbers before they can transport freight within the state. New companies or carriers also must apply for one before sending motor carriers out on the road. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration requires all entities to update the number every two years via MCS-150 filing. Read on as Global Multi Services, a company that helps file MCS-150 Renewal, explains how to file MCS-150 Updates. Let us dive in.

What is MCS-150 Form?

An MCS-150 form is a standard form filed by motor carriers to update USDOT numbers. It gives the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration important information about your fleet operations and company to ensures the data available is current and accurate. The FMCSA also uses the form to calculate your safety performance within CSA’s Behavior Analysis and Safety Improvement Categories.

MCS-150 Filing

Importance of MCS-150 

  • Use for analyzing the safety performance of motor carriers.
  • The updated information helps in keeping motor carrier accurate information.
  • MC-150 filing allows commercial trucks to operate interstate and intrastate without any disruption.
  • It helps trucking companies stay in compliance.
  • It enhances the safety of motor carriers on the road.
  • Data obtained from MCS-150 are for calculating safety scores based on the new safety measurement system, Compliance, Safety, Accountability (CSA).
  • To recognize motor carriers with the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration noncompliance.

How to check MC-150 status

The information can be access by using your trucking company USDOT PIN. You cannot check the MCS-150 form status without having your PIN. are you worried because you cannot find your PIN? Contact the experts at Global Multi Services. We will help you find solutions to the problem.

How to File MCS-150 

There are two options for filing the USDOT Number. They include:

Filling online 

  • All applicants must print the required form before completing the online forms.
  • Visit the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration Online. Registration System to complete and submit application forms.
  • After submission, FMCSA will issue a USDOT Number for the trucking company.

Trucking companies are encouraged to use the electronic online update process because it has built-in edit checks. Simple yes-and-no questions are also available for easy and accurate application completion.

Filing by Mail or Fax

  • Applicants must print all required forms and mail them to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration office.
  • Mailed applications often take four to six weeks of processing time.
  • FMCSA will send a USDOT Number to the trucking company after approval.
  • Trucking companies should generate and print the updated MCS-150 report.

When to file MCS-150 

The second to last number in your USDOT Number determine what year to file for the MCS-150 update. You need to file for MCS-150 every odd-numbered calendar year if the number is odd and every even-numbered calendar year if it is even. The last number in your USDOT Number determines what month to file your biennial update.


You’ve probably heard about VIN Verification if you own a trucking company, or you are a truck driver. Although VIN provides important information about a motor carrier, many people might not be sure of what the acronyms stand for or when they needed to be used. Read on as Global Multi services provide clarity of what VIN is, the information you can get from it, and how to use it.

What Is VIN?

Vehicle Identification Number is a unique code assigned to every motor vehicle by its manufacturer. It serves as the vehicle’s fingerprint and lasts for a lifetime. The VIN consists of 17 characters made up of numbers and letters without intervening spaces except for letters Q, I, and O. The letters are omitted to avoid confusion with the numerals 0 and 1. The VIN characters of Motor vehicles manufactured before 1981 are fewer than seventeen. This is because a consistent unified VIN system was standardized in 1981 by the United States Department of Transportation. Each section of the VIN character reveals specific information about the vehicle. These include model year, serial number, country of origin, engine size, sequence of design, factory of manufacture, and many more.

VIN Verification

Why is VIN Important?

The Vehicle Identification Number provides vehicle history reports. This means it gives you a well-detailed breakdown of everything you need to know about the vehicle from the day it was manufactured to date. If your purchase an old vehicle, the vehicle VIN gives you past owners history, and other important information such as accident and maintenance report, compliance, safety, current liens, and many more.

VIN can also be used to gather important information about a vehicle before purchasing it especially the ones that are not disclosed by the seller. By using VIN, you may find information about the part of the vehicle that has been changed, and its accident history. This saves buyers from purchasing a vehicle that can cause problems in the future. It is also important to keep the vehicle VIN record away from the vehicle to somewhere safer. This is because the vehicle can be stolen or completely damaged due to an accident.

What Is VIN Verification?

VIN Verification is the physical inspection of a vehicle’s unique identification number and other details about the vehicle. The process is carried out by the Department of Motor Vehicles of every state to ensure the vehicle details match the one they have in their database. The inspector checks the vehicle’s VIN, type, emission labels, license plate number, and federal certification. They also check other details such as color, fuel type, model year, odometer, number of axles, configuration, VIN location, and many more.

Why Is VIN Verification Conducted?

  • To know if the vehicles are registered on the state Department of Motor Vehicles database.
  • To verify and add out-of-state vehicles.
  • To add old vehicles to the updated data.
  • To correct any wrong information about the vehicles

Who Need VIN Verification 

  • Vehicles imported from another country.
  • Old vehicles are not in the DMV database.
  • Vehicles that undergo major body type changes
  • Vehicles with paperwork error
  • Vehicles that have lien issues
  • Vehicles with odometer issues

Becoming the owner of a trucking company and changing it to an LLC comes with many responsibilities. From forming the company’s name and getting all the permits to Limited Liability Company Filing, the list goes on and on. Getting all these, especially LLC Filing, requires start-up cash, commitment, and paying attention to every detail. With a lot of competitive information on the internet, it is even more difficult to know all the processes you need to follow. Looking for where to start? Global Multi Services has assembled the steps you need to take for LLC Filing. Let’s dive in.

LLC Filing

Check The Availability Of Your Company’s Name

Contact the Secretary of State to do a thorough name search before filing to register it as a trademark. This is to ensure the business name you choose is not already taken by someone else. Failure to do so could lead to the infringement of someone’s trademark. The owner of the trademark can sue you which can cost you a lot of money.

Know The LLC Filing In Your State

The requirement for forming a Limited Liability Company varies from state to state. For example, in Delaware, LLC is required to pay an annual tax fee of $300 to substitute filing an annual report. While New York applicants must follow Section 206 of the state Limited Liability Law. The law states that a copy of the company’s Article of Organization or any other related information that proves the Limited Liability Company formation must be published in two newspapers for six weeks. It is advisable to seek the guidance of a legal practitioner. They will answer all your questions and explain the filing requirements of every state.

Appoint A Registered Agent

A registered agent is an individual or company that serves as an intermediary between the LLC and the government. They represent the LLC in matters concerning receiving and sending legal documents. These documents include state filing notice, legal summon, and others. They also help the limited liability company stay in compliance with the state law. The registered agent appointed by the LLC must be authorized to do business in the state and also have a registered address where the LLC is registered.

File For LLC Article of Organization

This document is incredibly important when starting an LLC and it is also called Certificate of Formation and Certificate of Organization depending on the state. The Article of Organization is a document that contains all the information such as the company’s name and address, members name and address, members financial contribution, the name and address of LLC registered agent, and many more. The document is prepared and filed by its members with a filing fee to the Secretary of State filing office.

Create LLC Operating Agreement

An LLC operating agreement is an internal document that outlines how the LLC should be run including its finance and members dispute. The documents provide a physical hard copy and can be referred to if members are not sure of the rules of the company. It will be governed by state laws if there is no operating agreement that guides its functioning.