Are you a delivery and logistics company that asks independent contractors (ICs) to provide their MC and USDOT numbers? Through Openforce’s IC Onboard software, when you onboard drivers, these numbers can be made readily available in your Enrollment and Contractor grids.
These important numbers will become visible as they are captured during the driver’s onboarding in the Enrollment grid. Once collected, it will automatically carry over to the Contractor grid. By default, these new grid columns will be hidden, but can easily be added to your default view using the column configuration tool.
DON’T COLLECT THESE NUMBERS, BUT WANT TO START?
Openforce’s Professional Service Group can help by modifying your enrollment workflow to have contractors enter their MC and USDOT numbers. Contact your Project Manager to get started or email CustomerSupport@oforce.com.
BEHIND THE NUMBERS
There has been some confusion about who is required to have a USDOT number. In general, companies that do the following are required to have interstate Operating Authority (MC number) in addition to a USDOT number:
- Operating as for-hire carriers (for a fee or other compensation)
- Transporting passengers, or arranging for their transport, in interstate commerce
- Transporting federally regulated commodities or arranging for their transport in interstate commerce
The USDOT number serves as a unique identifier when collecting and monitoring a company’s safety information acquired during audits, compliance reviews, crash investigations and inspections. Currently, until the Unified Registration System (URS) is fully implemented, there is no cost to register for a USDOT number. Operating authorities cost $300 each. Drivers can visit www.fmcsa.dot.gov to learn more and select FMCSA Getting Started to register.
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