How Much Does It Cost to Get a DOT Number?
There is no fee for a USDOT number. However, if your business requires operating authority, you may require an MC number and/or other designations that do require fees. Generally speaking, companies that do the following are required to have an MC number:
- Operating as carriers for-hire. If you are compensated as a carrier, you’ll likely need an MC number.
- Interstate passenger transport. If you transport passengers or arrange for their transport across state lines, you may need an MC number.
- Transporting federally regulated commodities. If your business transports or arranges for the transport of federally regulated commodities across state lines, you may need an MC number.