Q. Intrastate Motor Carriers & DOT Numbers
From the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) FAQ:
I am an intrastate non-hazardous-materials motor carrier (my cargo or vehicle NEVER leaves the state that I am registered in). Do I need a USDOT Number?
The answer varies from state to state. To determine if an intrastate carrier needs a USDOT number, contact one of the following:
" The FMCSA field office in your state: FMCSA Field Roster
" Your State Department of Motor Vehicles' office of vehicle registration.
The FMCSA home page, with a wealth of information, is located at:
Motor carrier federal regulations can be found in 49 CFR Chapter III.
We've also attached a listing of contact information for each state DOT for your files.