The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) requires any individual or company subject to its authority to update information associated with its United States Department of Transportation (USDOT) registration every two years.
When you make changes to your brand’s legal name or the format of your business, you will also need to update key records and information with a variety of organizations. If you are changing your company’s legal name, you might wonder if you need a new USDOT Number or if your DOT Number will follow you.
The Secretary of the United States Department of Transportation (USDOT) is responsible for regulating the transportation of hazardous materials (HM). This includes actions completed by shippers, motor carriers, and commercial drivers. Guidelines for transporting hazardous materials also falls under the jurisdiction of the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA).
On August 23, 2014, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) created an adjudicated citation policy that allows drivers and motor carriers to argue against a citation. The term adjudicated citation refers to a citation received by a motor carrier or driver that has resolved through some type of due process.