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FMCSA MCS-150 Filing: What Carriers Need to Know

Did you know that all carriers under FMCSA jurisdiction must file their MCS-150 form every two years? This crucial requirement is not just a formality – it’s a legal obligation with serious consequences for non-compliance.

When Do You Need to File?

Your filing schedule is determined by your DOT number:

  1. Year of Filing: Look at the second-to-last digit of your DOT number.
    • Odd number: File in odd years
    • Even number: File in even years
  2. Month of Filing: The last digit of your DOT number determines your filing month:
    • 1: January
    • 2: February
    • 3: March
    • 4: April
    • 5: May
    • 6: June
    • 7: July
    • 8: August
    • 9: September
    • 0: October

Note: There are no filings in November or December.

Consequences of Non-Compliance

Failing to complete your biennial update can result in:

  • Deactivation of your DOT number
  • Civil penalties up to $1,000 per day

Don’t risk your business – mark your calendar and ensure timely filing of your MCS-150.

Remember, staying compliant keeps you on the road and your business moving forward. Drive safe and file on time!