Trucking Startup: DOT Number

Step 1: Obtaining a DOT#

The first step in starting a trucking company that operates Commercial Motor Vehicles (CMVs) transporting passengers or hauling cargo in interstate commerce is obtaining a DOT Number.


Registering for a DOT number is the first step in starting a trucking company.

Obtaining a USDOT Number can be confusing and costly if you don’t know what you’re doing. Our team of Compliance Specialists can obtain your USDOT Number quickly and accurately. 

The payment form below will have one of our licensing specialists obtain your DOT Number ASAP.

  • Payment

  • Companies that operate commercial vehicles transporting passengers or hauling cargo in interstate commerce must be registered with the FMCSA and must have a USDOT Number.
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Who needs a USDOT Number?

Our PSM DOT Essentials Program is a program designed to keep motor carriers compliant with the basic DOT regulations that nearly all carriers must follow.

The PSM DOT Essentials Program can be utilized by companies of all types and sizes and is a budget-friendly option to manage exactly what you need to stay DOT compliant.

Our team of DOT Compliance Specialists will manage and monitor your:

  • Drug and alcohol testing requirements
  • Driver Qualification File
  • Fuel Taxes
  • Yearly Licensing Renewals
  • and more

Managing everything on your own is overwhelming and missing any little detail can lead to audits, fines and other negative consequences.


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