Motor carriers, hazardous material safety permit applicants/ holders, and intermodal equipment providers regulated by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) must update their registration information every two years (biennial updates).
Any time a carrier or other regulated entity changes its name or address, or other details in their record, they should update their US DOT and operating authority record with FMCSA in a timely manner. When the time to update comes about, you don’t want to ignore it or put it off. Failure to update the MCS-150 could result in a $1,000 per day fine for every day it’s not renewed, and the fine is capped at $10,000.
What does biennial update mean?
Any time a carrier or other regulated entity changes its name or address, or other details in their record, they should update their US DOT and operating authority record with FMCSA in a timely manner. … US DOT Numbers: Routine Updates. Biennial Updates.
How do you complete the biennial update?
Biennial updates can be completed online, by email, by mail, or by fax.
- Online: If your USDOT Number is active, you may update your registration online. Detailed instructions are attached to this FAQ.
- By email: You can upload a signed MCS-150 to our web form; you will then receive a tracking number by email
- By mail: Once you have completed the MCS-150 form you must print the completed form and mail it to the address indicated on the form
- By fax: you can fax your signed form to 202-366-3477 or 606-330-3802.
You can call 800-832-5660 to have an MCS-150 form mailed to you. Once you have completed the form, you can mail it to the address indicated on the form or submit it as indicated above. You cannot make updates verbally over the telephone; a signed form is required.
Biennial updates are processed immediately if done online, but updates filed by email, fax or mail may take three to four weeks to process.