How to File a Biennial Update

A biennial update is required every two years by law. It is based on the last digit of your USDOT number and is due in the month and year of the update. If your DOT number ends in 1, you must update it in January. If it ends in 2, you must update it in February, and if it ends in 3 – in March. If the DOT number is odd, the biennial update must be filed on an odd-numbered year.

Failure to complete the biennial update can lead to the deactivation of your USDOT number and to fines of up to $10,000. The good news is that the update is free and simple – USDOT has a step-by-step guide that will walk you through the process. If you have questions, contact us. We’ll answer any questions you have about the biennial update. We’ll be happy to assist!

If you’re STARTING A TRUCKING COMPANY, the process to submit your biennial update online is easy – all you need is an active USDOT number. You can register online or via mail – simply log on to the FMCSA website and follow the instructions. The online biennial update process will process your information almost immediately. By contrast, other types of biennial updates may take up to four weeks. If you’d prefer to submit your biennial update by mail or fax, you must complete the MCS 150 document. Once you’re done, you can submit your biennial update by mail, fax, or email to FMCSA.

While there are some exceptions, companies are required to provide their biennial update every two years. It’s recommended to file early even if you have no significant changes. There are times when you need to change your information, such as closing down your interstate operations, or a company that has changed its name. Regardless of whether you’re filing your biennial update online or in paper, you must be aware of the rules and regulations that apply to your business.

All businesses and trucking companies must file a biennial update with the FMCSA every two years. This process is free and will include information such as your business name and location, the number of vehicles you operate, and the number of drivers who work there. If you’re not sure how to file your biennial update, simply visit the FMCSA website and fill out the online form. When you’re done, your company will receive an automatic email with your Biennial Update. Get in touch with Compliance Service Bureau to learn about HEAVY USE TAX.

Before submitting your MCS-150 form, be sure to update your DOT number. It is the law’s requirement that you update your MCS-150 form every two years. You can do this online through the FMCSA registration website or print a copy for your records. Make sure that you have your form and the required paperwork to avoid any trouble. Failure to file a Biennial Update can result in the deactivation of your USDOT number and civil penalties.