Trucking Startup: DOT Number​

Get a DOT Number now!

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.

The USDOT Number serves as a unique identifier when collecting and monitoring a company’s safety information acquired during audits, compliance reviews, crash investigations, and inspections.

Who needs a USDOT Number?

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.

What steps are we taking for you?

Our DOT Licensing Specialists will apply for your DOT Number for you, file all of the paperwork, and even help you choose a name for your company, if you haven’t already.

Our DOT Licensing Specialists will help you apply for your MC Number or Operating Authority at the same time as your DOT Number. At this point you should know if you need an MC Number. If you are starting a trucking company and hauling cargo, you need one.

Our DOT Licensing Specialists will help you with every aspect of starting a trucking company. All you need to do is choose a name for your trucking company.

  • 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 does it apply to?

You are required to obtain a USDOT number if you have a vehicle that:

  • Is used to transport the types and quantities of hazardous materials requiring a safety permit in intrastate commerce (see 49 CFR 385.403).


  • Has a gross vehicle weight rating or gross combination weight rating, or gross vehicle weight or gross combination weight, of 4,536 kg (10,001 pounds) or more, whichever is greater; or
  • Is designed or used to transport more than 8 passengers (including the driver) for compensation; or
  • Is designed or used to transport more than 15 passengers, including the driver, and is not used to transport passengers for compensation;



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