Where can I get a Fmcsa book?
Regulations issued by FMCSA are published in the Federal Register and compiled in the U.S. Code of Federal Regulations (CFR). Copies of appropriate volumes of the CFR in book format may be purchased from the Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office, or examined at many libraries.
What are the DOT requirements?
Who needs to get a USDOT number?
- You have vehicles that are over 10,000 lbs. (GVWR, GCWR, GVW or GCW)
- You transport between 9 and 15 passengers (including the driver) for compensation, whether direct or indirect.
- You transport 16 or more passengers.
- You haul hazardous materials.
What are DOT safety regulations?
DOT compliance refers to successfully meeting the requirements of the U.S. Department of Transportation, the federal agency that enforces rules (DOT regulations) governing the operation of commercial motor vehicles. Failure to be DOT compliant results in a violation of these rules.
What are the DOT rules for truck drivers?
Minimum DOT Requirements for CDL Truck Drivers
- Have a valid, non-commercial driver’s license.
- Be at least 18 years old, or at least 21 to drive across state lines or carry hazardous materials.
- Have a minimum of one to two years of driving experience.
- Have no active suspensions.
- Have a valid medical examiner’s certificate.
Is FMCSA required?
Companies that operate commercial vehicles transporting passengers or hauling cargo in interstate commerce must be registered with the FMCSA and must have a USDOT Number. Also, commercial intrastate hazardous materials carriers who haul types and quantities requiring a safety permit must register for a USDOT Number.
How do I check my DOT status?
You can determine the status of your USDOT number in these ways:
- Online: Go to the SAFER website and search by name, USDOT number or MC number.
- By email: You can submit your question via our web form (you will receive a tracking number)
- Phone: Call 800-832-5660 to speak to FMCSA Customer Service.
What is the 70 hour 8-day rule?
What is the 70-hour Rule? The 70-hour in 8 days rule (or 60 in 7) is the total time spent Driving and ON-Duty, and cannot exceed 70 hours in any 8-day period (or 60 hours in any 7-day period). In other words, drivers have a limited number of hours they can be ON-Duty per cycle (week).