Motor Carrier Services Section

As provided by law, the Motor Carrier Services Section is responsible for the supervision and financial regulation of air and motor carriers. The responsibility includes the following areas:

Annual Reports -  Verifies that a motor carrier is still in business and that no changes have been made to the name or contact information and also includes a financial statement.

Insurance - Requires all intrastate motor carriers and air carriers of passengers or property to file and maintain proof of liability insurance. Brokers must file a surety bond.

Rates and Services - Requires some motor carriers of property with household goods authority, and non-charter motor carriers of passengers to file their rates and services with the Commission.

Unified Carrier Registration(UCR) - INTERSTATE - The Unified Carrier Registration (UCR) Program requires individuals and companies that operate commercial motor vehicles in interstate or international commerce to register their business with a base state and pay an annual fee based on the size of their fleet. Companies operating solely as brokers, freight forwarders and leasing companies are also required to register and pay a flat fee of $76.00. Companies providing both motor carrier services as well as broker, freight forwarder or leasing services are required to pay the fee level set at the motor carrier level.

Intrastate Authority - For-hire passenger or property carrier conducting activities between points and over a route wholly within this State. This authority does not include carriers that haul their own property or passengers.

How to Obtain Motor Carrier Operating Authority UCR Registration 
Exemptions and Exceptions to Regulation  How to get a USDOT Number (FMCSA Authority) 
Applications for Authority  Check Your USDOT Status 
Petition for Self-Insurance  Update Your USDOT Information 
Motor Carrier Annual Report - Property  Safety and Fitness Electronic Records System(SAFER) 
Motor Carrier Annual Report - Passenger  IRP and IFTA 
Motor Carrier Annual Report - Household Goods  Temporary Permits 

More Information

Motor Carrier Rules & Regulations Pamphlet No. 2003

Oversize/Overweight Permits


Regulated Motor Carriers

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