The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) requires commercial drivers to apply for an identification number with the United States Department of Transportation (USDOT) as well as operating authority (MC number) in most cases. To obtain your identification number via the USDOT, you must complete an online registration form at the FMCSA Unified Registration System (URS). You’ll have to access the URS directly since the FMCSA stopped accepting paper registrations for first-time applicants in December 2015. You do not need to pay a fee to complete your registration.
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) requires most commercial drivers to obtain a unique identifying number from the United States Department of Transportation (USDOT). Drivers involved with interstate transport must have a USDOT number if they meet certain conditions. These include driving a vehicle weighing more than 10,000 pounds, transporting at least nine but no more than 15 passengers for compensation, transporting 16 or more passengers with or without compensation, and transporting hazardous materials.
When you receive a citation through the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), the agency gives you the opportunity to contest it under its adjudicated citation policy. The term adjudicated citation refers to a proceeding of due process conducted at the local, state, or administrative tribunal level. When you have an adjudicated citation, it means that you have contested it and the matter has resolved at one of the three levels. This is true regardless of whether the matter resolved in your favor or not. It also applies whether a prosecutor, judge, or another authority figure ruled on your challenge.