Get your USDOT now. The staff at Sky Transport Solutions are experts at getting your trucking company your US DOT number quickly and at a great price. Apply for USDOT number today!

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When you are ready to open your trucking company there will be several key steps you will have to take. Here at Sky Transport Solutions (STS) we open trucking companies every day, and we make sure all your paperwork is in order so you can be on the road and in compliance with all state and federal laws and requirements.

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Let Sky Transport Solutions provide you with assistance when you open your trucking company. Permits, Authority and Corporation Package. We have opened thousands of trucking companies throughout the years, and provide constant and consistent service to our truckers. From quarterly IFTA filings to DOT drug and alcohol testing. We are always here to answer all your trucking permit, authority and filing questions.

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Who needs a USDOT number?

  • The U.S. DOT number is used to check the company’s safety records and compliance with regulations.
  • Here are the requirements the FMCSA states:

    • Is used in transporting material found by the Secretary of Transportation to be hazardous and transported in a quantity requiring placarding (whether interstate or intrastate).
    • Has a gross vehicle weight rating or gross combination weight rating, or gross vehicle weight or gross combination weight, of 4,536 kg (10,001 pounds) or more, whichever is greater; or
    • Is designed or used to transport more than 8 passengers (including the driver) for compensation; or
    • Is designed or used to transport more than 15 passengers, including the driver, and is not used to transport passengers for compensation;
      AND is involved in Interstate commerce:

    Trade, traffic, or transportation in the United States—

    • Between a place in a State and a place outside of such State (including a place outside of the United States);
    • Between two places in a State through another State or a place outside of the United States; or
    • Between two places in a State as part of trade, traffic, or transportation originating or terminating outside the State or the United States.

    The responsibility of every truck driver:

    It is the responsibility of motor carrier operators and drivers to know and comply with all applicable Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations. Safety compliance and safe operations translate into saved lives and property.  FMCSA monitors and ensures compliance with regulations governing both safety (all carriers) and commerce (for-hire carriers). Companies may find they are subject to both registration requirements (USDOT Number and MC Number) or either one, separately. We believe the information in this package, when effectively applied, will contribute to safer motor carrier operations and highways.

    The FMCSA provide a lot of excellent resources for trucking companies and truck fleets, but the information may be too difficult to understand for the new truck owner operator.

    The actual dot number size is not exactly specified by the FMCSA for the dot number display requirements. For DOT NUMBERS on commercial vehicles and trucks it is only required that the DOT NUMBER be readable from 50 feet during daylight hours when the commercial vehicle is stationary.

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    (c) Size, shape, location, and color of marking. The marking must—

    (1) Appear on both sides of the self-propelled CMV;

    (2) Be in letters that contrast sharply in color with the background on which the letters are placed;

    (3) Be readily legible, during daylight hours, from a distance of 50 feet (15.24 meters) while the CMV is stationary; and

    (4) Be kept and maintained in a manner that retains the legibility required by paragraph (c)(3) of this section.

    Select STS to get your truck’s US DOT.

    • When you decide to apply for a dot number call our staff at STS to get the latest information on the application process and requirements.
    • We get truckers from all over the US asking us to apply for USDOT number for their truck. We provide fast and expert service at the best prices in the US.
    • You as a trucker should not have to be concerned if the dot number application is correct or it has errors that will delay the process, let us do it correctly the first time. You as the trucker should be busy making sure your loads deliver on time.
    • The STS staff will quickly process your truck’s dot number application form and get you your truck’s dot number registration.
    • As you are opening your trucking company, the staff at Sky Transport Solutions will keep you informed on your truck’s dot number status.
    • The staff at Sky Transport Solutions will do all your dot number update work and application.
    • The staff at Sky Transport Solutions is always getting asked on how to get dot number for their truck. So you see we have a lot of experience in this.
    • Most new truckers get uneasy on how to obtain a dot number, no need to worry, Sky Transport Solutions are here for you.
    • The STS staff will also reinstate dot number for your truck.
    • Sky Transport solutions will assist you when you need to reactivate dot number for your truck.
    • Did you know the USDOT number lookup is readily available to the public. That is why you should not use your social security number to open your trucking company.