Do you have your USDOT Number? Our drivers have theirs!

Posted August 8th, 2011 by Chip Shipt and filed in Auto
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As Stephen R. Covey suggested, I try to keep the saw sharp, so last week I attended a seminar on all the federal and state rules you have to follow if you want to operate a commercial vehicle and haul cargo.

It’s quite complex. If you are operating a truck or RV without or without a trailer for private purposes, there are certainly rules to follow, and there are a lot more rules to follow if you are operating these or other vehicles for a business purpose. To relate the issue to auto transport, if you need to ship automobiles for your business and choose to do so yourself, there are a bunch of things to do to make sure you are not in violation of the rules. Otherwise, you could find yourself pulled over to the side of the road. You could be ticketed or even have your vehicle impounded.

For example, have you ever noticed the USDOT Number printed on the cab of virtually every semi tractor? According to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration,

Companies that operate commercial vehicles transporting passengers or hauling cargo in interstate commerce must be registered with the FMCSA Do you have your USDOT number? Our drivers have theirs!and must have a USDOT Number. Also, commercial intrastate hazardous materials carriers who haul quantities requiring a safety permit must register for a USDOT Number. 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.

All of our drivers have the USDOT Numbers they need and comply with all federal and state regulations. We make sure we do things right so that you don’t even have to think about them. That’s why so many businesses turn to us for all of their car shipping needs. Usually, it’s safer, cheaper, and more practical to use Nationwide than to try to do it all yourself!

For more information, please contact one of our Auto Shipping Experts today.

Chip Shipt
The Nationwide Auto Transport Blog Team

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