Some MTAC members have recently been notified that their USDOT number was deactivated because they have not updated their form MCS-150 within the past two years. This is a reminder that FMCSA requires that carriers’ form MCS-150 be updated at least once every two years. When updating an MCS-150, members need to ensure that truck count, driver type and count, annual truck fleet mileage, commodities carried, etc is accurate. Incorrect or outdated information can affect your CSA scores dramatically, usually in a negative manner. This can lead to investigations (audits) and fines. Keep your information up to date on the scheduled month and year.
Additionally, if business situations change dramatically within the two-year update periods, members should submit the corrected information by updating their MCS-150 information online. Reminder, when updating your MCS-150, don’t forget to also notify MTAC if your number of trucks has changed.
According to FMCSA’s website, failure to complete a Biennial Update will result in deactivation of a company’s USDOT number and may result in civil penalties of up to $1,000 per day, not to exceed $10,000.