New USDOT Regulation on Commercial Vehicles

Effective December 16, 2019, the USDOT# is required on the new DMV registration & title form (RTA) for the following commercial operators.  If your commercial business qualifies, follow the instructions below to obtain your USDOT#


Who is affected?      

Motor carriers operating the following CMVs including leased vehicles that are:

  • Engaged in intrastate commerce having a gross vehicle weight rating or gross combination weight rating of 10,001 or more pounds; or
  • Transporting hazardous materials in a quantity requiring placarding; or
  • Designed to transport more than 15 passengers, including the driver, used in intrastate commerce in the state of Massachusetts. 

How to obtain a USDOT number:

Visit: The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration Website

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Admin Website

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration website has registration links to help you obtain a USDOT number for no charge.


If a USDOT number is not obtained and displayed by September 1, 2018, companies will be subject to a civil fine and/or your CMVs will be placed out of service until a USDOT number is obtained.