Companies that are required to have interstate Operating Authority must apply for an MC Number, also known as a Docket Number, in addition to a USDOT Number.
Motor Carrier Identification Report (MCS-150) is required to apply for a USDOT number and must be updated at least every two years.
Mexican Certificate Carrier
A Mexico-domiciled motor carrier that transports exempt commodities or operates as a private motor carrier. These motor carriers were issued authority to operate trucks throughout the United States prior to 2002.
Mexican Commercial Zone Carrier
A Mexico-domiciled motor carrier that has authority to operate its trucks only within the U.S.-Mexico border commercial zones in the United States.
Mexican Enterprise Carrier
A Mexican-owned motor carrier that is domiciled in the United States; operates in the United States, conducting cross-border transportation of international cargo that originates in or is destined for a foreign country; and is subject to all U.S., State, and local laws pertaining to motor carrier operations and their vehicles.
Mexican Long Haul Carrier
A Mexico-domiciled motor carrier that has authority to engage in long-haul transportation as a common carrier of property (except household goods and HM) by motor vehicle in interstate or foreign commerce in or beyond the commercial zones of the United States.
Mexican OP-1 Carrier
A Mexico-domiciled carrier that has been granted Provisional Operating Authority for operations beyond the U.S. commercial zones into the continental U.S.
Mexican OP-2 Carrier
A Mexico-domiciled carrier that has been granted a Certificate of Registration and has authority for operations limited to the commercial zones along the U.S-Mexico border.
A motor vehicle designed or used to transport 16 or more passengers, including the driver, and typically built on a small truck chassis. A mini-bus has a smaller seating capacity than a motor coach.
A for-hire or private motor carrier. For purposes of this website, all carriers are 'active' with updated registration information within 24 months.
Motor Carrier Management Information System (MCMIS)
An FMCSA system that contains crash, census, and inspection files created to monitor and develop safety standards for commercial motor vehicles operating in interstate commerce.
A passenger vehicle with an elevated passenger deck over the baggage compartment, usually designed for long distance transportation of passengers, and often equipped with storage racks above the seats.
Motorcoach Carrier Type
A motor carrier registered to transport passengers and meets the MAP21 motorcoach definition.