Why Is a Biennial Registration Important?
All entities under FMCSA jurisdiction must update their information every two years. If there’s a change in detail such as an addition of a truck or tractor, the carrier or another regulated entity must submit biennial updates to the FMCSA. Other changes that should be noted are any to the name or address. Plus, they need to update both their USDOT and operating authority record with the FMCSA on time.
When Do I Need To File By?
If your USDOT number ends in: You need to file by last day of:
If the next-to-last digit of its USDOT Number is odd, the motor carrier or intermodal equipment provider shall file its update in every odd-numbered calendar year.
If the next-to-last digit of the USDOT Number is even, the motor carrier or intermodal equipment provider shall file its update in every even-numbered calendar year.
What Will Happen If I Do Not File On Time?
If you fail to update the MCS-150 it could result in a $1,000 per day fine for every day it’s not renewed, and the fine is capped at $10,000.