Measures aimed at safely and effectively continuing the flow of vital medical supplies throughout the nation. Additional steps have been taken by the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) to make more truck drivers eligible to haul critical supplies during the Coronavirus outbreak, including the extension of hours-of-service (HOS) exemptions. The suspension of licensing enforcement in limited circumstances.

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) announced on March 13 that it was granting an exemption to commercial drivers from Sections 390-399 of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations, which control hours of service, parts, and accessories necessary for safe operation and longer combination vehicles.

FMCSA also reminded the operators that the driver must be allowed at least 10 consecutive hours of off-duty time before a driver is obliged to return to the engine carrier terminal or the normal reporting location after a return drive to the terminal or at some point notifies the fleet management that they need immediate resting.

DOTOn 24 March, the agency announced that such expired commercial driver licenses (CDLs), trade student licenses (CLPs), and medical certificates would not be enforced until 30 June. FMCSA said this was a step forward since several offices in the State Department of Motor Vehicles were closed and workers were told to remain at home.

The continued operation of transport and supply networks and our nation’s security and economic stability is vital to ensure that drivers are available to operate commercial motor vehicles in the course of a national emergency report,’ said FMCSA.

If the driver is otherwise qualified to drive under federal regulations, similarly, without a current medical certificate, a driver can only drive without proof of valid medical certification on and after February 29, 2020.

Earlier, the US Trucking Associations and the National Retail Federation urged Trump to take these and other measures to eliminate supply chain blockages generated by initiatives taken by federal, state, and local governments to curb the spread of coronavirus.

Conclusion:

FMCSA has taken an important step to let drivers. Some of the carriers like us Global Multi Services know how to address things like expired commercial driver’s licenses or medical cards. We at Global Multi Services helps to keep the drivers moving critical goods safely and with state governments moving to remote works and shuttle offices, the guidance today is a step towards ensuring they move.


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.

DOT ServicesWho 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.

  1. When your vehicle is having a gross weight rating of 10,000 pounds or more.
  2. If the vehicle is carrying more than 8 passengers, including the driver, for payment.
  3. The vehicle is moving with more than 15 passengers, including the driver, and it is also not plying for payment.
  4. 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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MC (Motor Carrier) authority is a legal road clearance for operating a vehicle on the interstate for transporting of goods. As per the guidelines of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration and the United States Department of Transportation, any company which hauls freight for commercial purposes like a trucking company must obtain MC authority.

The process of obtaining Motor Carrier authority is quite cumbersome. There is a requirement of filing several application forms where there is a possibility of making an error, and it may tend to waste most of your time. At this stage, you require a professional agency for taking care of your grievances and provide you with a one-stop solution for all of your Motor Carrier authority requirements to run your operations smoothly and consistently.

MC Authority

Why is MC Authority required?

If you want to run a trucking company, you need to obtain MC authority with a DOT number for operating your commercial activities successfully. There are some of the reasons why you must go for authority.

  1. If you are transporting passengers or arranging the transport of passengers through interstate commerce.
  2. In case, you are operating a business for hiring carriers as against fee or compensation.
  3. When you are arranging transportation of any federal regulated goods or commodities via interstate commerce.

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There is no doubt that Global Multi Services have a niche in obtaining MC authority for you. We have a team of highly qualified and experienced professionals who have been involved in the process of getting Motor Carrier authority for a long time. Not only this, we will assist you in licensing, registration, and building up cohesion between interstate and intrastate authorities for providing you with complete satisfaction. We believe in developing long term relations with our clients with a vision to serve them to the best of our abilities.