DO NOT IGNORE YOUR 'DECISION' LETTER FROM THE FMCSA
About a month after you apply for your authority the FMCSA will mail you (not email but come to your actual physical mailbox) a Decision letter. DO NOT IGNORE THIS LETTER!
Thinking of filing a name change? There are a few things you need to know before taking any action.
1. If you're a corporation and want to change your name be sure you AMEND your current articles of incorporation with your Secretary of State office. If you start a whole new account with the SOS you may be required to obtain a new DOT #. This will increase your insurance premiums.
2. If you're a sole proprietor and want to incorporate you WILL get to keep your current DOT #.
3. If you are a corporation and wish to downgrade to a sole proprietor you will NOT get to keep your DOT #.
If your scenario is not listed above call us so we can check with the FMCSA first.
Watch the video below and we'll discuss the details once you file for your name change. It's always best to hire this out, as simple as it may seem, to ensure all the pieces fit together perfectly.
There is a chance of the FMCSA inactivating your account if something is missed. Don't let that happen to you!
Here are the links mentioned in the video:
Name Change Application: https://www.evilsizor.co/name-change.html
Check your status here: http://li-public.fmcsa.dot.gov/LIVIEW/pkg_carrquery.prc_carrlist
Contact our office if you have any questions. Our number is 303-482-2965.
Everyday, hundreds apply to the United States Department of Transportation for a USDOT number to provide transportation services within the United States.. This applies to all surface and sub-surface transportation, interstate and/or intrastate. MOST individuals today applying for a USDOT number DO NOT know the difference between interstate and intrastate.
Considering changing the name of your company
Many people jump right into applying for an MC/DOT number with just a sole proprietor or partnership then decide later to incorporate.
This is all well and good however it can cause some expensive issues.
Hi! I've been working in this industry for over 32 years. I've learned a lot and want to share it with you to help you keep this process simple!