Notice to Massachusetts Motor Carriers
Intrastate USDOT Number Requirement
Effective September 1, 2018
You have been identified as an intrastate motor carrier by the Massachusetts State Police, Commercial
Vehicle Enforcement Section. Please be aware that as of September 1, 2018, you will be required to
obtain and display a USDOT number per 540 CMR 2.22, the Commercial Marking section of the Registry
of Motor Vehicles regulations.
This applies to motor carriers operating the following motor vehicles:
• Engaged in intrastate commerce having a gross vehicle weight rating or gross combination weight
rating of 10,001 or more pounds; or
• Used in the transportation of hazardous materials in a quantity requiring placarding; or
• Designed to transport more than 15 passengers, including the driver, used in intrastate commerce
If your company operates a subject vehicle it must be permanently marked with a USDOT number
assigned in a manner conforming to the provisions of 49 CFR 390.21.
To obtain a USDOT Number, we urge you to go to https://www.fmcsa.dot.gov. There, you may follow
the Registrations links that will enable you to obtain an intrastate USDOT number. Your company will
be issued a USDOT number that will be displayed on all CMV s as defined above that your company
operates, including leased vehicles. There is no charge to obtain this number from the USDOT-FMCSA.
After September 1, 2018, failure to obtain and display a USDOT Number on your vehicles may result in a
civil fine and/or placing your CMVs Out of Service until such time as your company obtains a USDOT
Read full notice here: https://www.mass.gov/files/documents/2018/05/31/20180530155232879.pdf
Read the full regulation: https://www.mass.gov/files/documents/2018/03/14/540cmr2.pdf