South Carolina DOT Number
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Complete FMCSA Operating Authority
Requirements for Lettering a Vehicle
There are two popular options for securing a new intrastate USDOT Number
Vehicles in a fleet that meet the definition of a CMV
Every carrier can start operating with authority through the DOT and FMCSA
We’re Ready To Register You With a New South Carolina DOT Number
Do you or your motor carrier need to get a new South Carolina DOT Number? If so, you can order your number right here on our website. Or, you can also pick up the phone and dial our phone number. This way, our DOT compliance specialists can answer questions when you order. Our third-party organization is number one when it comes to USDOT registration. You can count on us for all types of FMCSA and DOT permits. We will not rest until your carrier has complete FMCSA Operating Authority.
Who Must Get an SC Intrastate USDOT #?
Say that you or your carrier operate commercial vehicles only in the state of South Carolina. This means that you or the carrier have DOT and FMCSA intrastate classification. Here is how the South Carolina DOT (SCDOT) defines a commercial motor vehicle. It is a self-propelled/towed vehicle used on a highway for commerce purposes. This definition refers to FMCSA regulation CFR 49, part 390.5.
Any official intrastate vehicle has a weight of at least 10,001 pounds. That weight refers to the gross vehicle weight rating/gross combination weight rating. Or, the gross combination weight of your vehicle also counts. An intrastate vehicle can also have the ability to transport at least 8 passengers. This is for compensation purposes, no matter how much the vehicle weighs. Also, an intrastate vehicle can transport at least 15 people without compensation. Intrastate vehicles can also transport hazardous material within South Carolina. Does your carrier move hazardous goods defined under 49 U.S.C. 51? If so, your business has to adhere to DOT safety placarding regulations. That’s another common reason why so many SC intrastate carriers need DOT Numbers.
How Does the SC USDOT Define a Commercial Motor Vehicle in Commerce?
A vehicle connected to a definition written above counts as a CMV in commerce. These commercial motor vehicle USDOT definitions apply to both for-hire and private companies. But many other professions in the state also use DOT SC Numbers. From construction companies to farmers to plumbers. Keep in mind that you do not need a DOT SC Number for personal use vehicles. Or, for vehicles with recreational classification by the DOT.
Are you still unsure if you are operating a commercial motor vehicle? If so, feel free to call the FMCSARegistration.com phone number at any time. One of our customer service specialists can assess your specific information. Then, we can help you secure the DOT and FMCSA registration that you need.
Does the State Have Requirements for Lettering a Vehicle?
Yes. These USDOT requirements refer to 49 CFR part 390.21. The policy states that vehicle marking needs to display specific information. First, a driver has to display the legal name/trade name of his or her motor carrier. You can find out more about this by downloading a sample MCS– 150 form on our site. You must also display the motor carrier identification number that the FMCSA issues. That number gets preceded by “USDOT” letters. Next, “SC” letters have to follow your Intrastate USDOT Number.
Say a name on a vehicle/CMV is not the name of the operating carrier. The name of the operating carrier should also go onto the vehicle. You can place that name next to the information listed above. When doing so, precede the name with these words: “operated by.” Your vehicle lettering has to contrast in color with the vehicle’s background color. The DOT and South Carolina DMV are very strict about this. The information has to appear legible during the daytime. In fact, your lettering must seem legible from a fifty-foot distance. Once again, please call our DOT experts if you have questions. We can work with you over the phone to ensure that you mark your vehicle with the right info.
How Should I Apply for a New Intrastate USDOT #?
There are two popular options for securing a new intrastate USDOT Number. You can apply for a number here on this web page. Or, you're welcome to call our company phone number and order the number this way. We are the number one third-party provider of DOT Numbers in South Carolina. Without our services, you would have to apply through the DOT and FMCSA. But you can save time and money by getting a number through our organization. Please contact us now if you are ready to begin the DOT registration process.
When Can I Expect To Receive My Intrastate USDOT #?
Say that you decide to secure your intrastate USDOT Number online. Our experts can process your number in about one or two hours. Of course, this time frame is dependent on many factors out of our control. For example, sometimes the South Carolina DOT will take its time working with us. No matter what, our mission is to supply your carrier with an intrastate number ASAP. We recommend that you secure your number online instead of through the mail. Why? Because the FMCSA and Dot will take about two weeks to process your application.
Should I Get a Separate Intrastate USDOT # for Every Vehicle in My Fleet?
In most cases, the answer is no. A USDOT SC Number is for your motor carrier or company. A number applies to all vehicles in a fleet that meet the definition of a CMV. Please scroll up on this page if you missed seeing the CMV definition. Or, you're welcome to call us for more commercial motor vehicle information.
Can I Change Information on My MCS-150 Application at a Later Date?
Yes, any motor carrier can change information on a submitted MCS-150 application. You can access carrier information on the official FMCSA website. That is where you can conduct updates and changes to the MCS-150 application. You will need an FMCSA PIN (personal identification number) to make these changes.
You should receive an FMCSA PIN number during the DOT SC Number registration process. Please let our DOT experts know if you did not receive a PIN number or cannot find it. We can contact the FMCSA on your behalf to help you locate the PIN number. Almost every South Carolina intrastate carrier needs an FMCSA PIN number.
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What Does IFTA Mean?
IFTA refers to the official International Fuel Tax Agreement. It functions as a base state fuel tax agreement. A driver or carrier based in a member jurisdiction has to license through this agreement. If you're unsure if you qualify for IFTA, please contact our organization. Instead of licensing through an agreement, you can buy fuel trip permits. This way, you can drive through IFTA state member jurisdictions with ease.
Please check out the IFTA state fuel tax page on this website. Or, you're welcome to call our DOT experts with questions about IFTA. We can help you register through SCDMV Motor Carrier Services. This state department will process your application using SCDMV Form IFTA-1. Then, you can receive an official IFTA license and decals. As a result, you can start operating within all IFTA member jurisdictions.
Does My Vehicle Registration Name Have To Match the MCS-150 Name?
No. These two names do not have to match. But the name displayed on your vehicle must match your MCS-150 application name. (This is the name that you register under using your DOT SC Number application.) Here is an example of how this name process works when getting a DOT SC Number. Say that your motor carrier/company name is Johnson Trucking. Your truck's registered to Adam Johnson. This means your MCS-150 must show Johnson Trucking as the carrier. Johnson Trucking is also the name that you will display on your commercial vehicle.
Where Can I Travel Once I Receive My Intrastate USDOT #?
Say that you register an intrastate DOT SC Number through our organization. Having the number will allow you to travel anywhere within the state of South Carolina. The intrastate number stops you from traveling outside of South Carolina state lines. In other words, an intrastate DOT SC Number is only for operating within the state.
Say that you plan on using your commercial vehicle outside of South Carolina. That means you will need to register an interstate DOT SC Number. If you need to do so, please contact our organization. Our DOT experts can update your MCS-150 and number information. This way, the DOT SC Number will position you to operate interstate instead of intrastate.
Will I Receive a Notification That Verifies I Have an Intrastate USDOT #?
Yes, our organization will let your carrier know once the intrastate DOT SC Number is active. Plus, the FMCSA or DOT will contact your business. Oftentimes, a carrier will receive a number notification letter in the mail. This letter will verify that the intrastate DOT SC Number is now working. Or, your carrier could receive a computer generated response from the FMCSA or DOT. Hold onto your DOT SC Number notification once you receive it. We recommend that you keep a copy of the number notification inside every vehicle. You can do so until you're ready to display your USDOT Number on every vehicle.
Questions About SCDOT Registration? Contact Us Now
Please dial our phone number if you have any questions related to SCDOT registration. Our main goal is to help all SC intrastate and interstate motor carriers receive DOT Numbers. This way, every carrier can start operating with authority through the DOT and FMCSA. You are also welcome to submit questions through a message on our website. Plus, you can reach our DOT SC Number specialists through an email. Our DOT registration team looks forward to helping your carrier succeed.