Before the DOT resets and sends you the PIN Number, they will send you an access code. The access code is necessary to obtain your PIN Number. To obtain the access code, you will need to visit this website: click here for the access code website
Do not close this page. You will return to it with an acess code to continue the PIN reset processStep 2
In Step 2, you have indicated on the access code website how you would like to have the access code be delivered to you (email and/or text message depending on whether the US DOT has your email and/or cell phone number on file).
Depending on your delivery choice, check your email or phone for a text message
IMPORTANT: the access code is valid only for 10 minutesStep 3
You should now have the Access Code. Go back to the website from Step 2 and enter it in the input box. Depending on your delivery choice, once you enter the access code, you will receive a text message or an email with your U.S. DOT PIN Number
If you receive an error, you most likely have taken longer than 10 minutes to use the access code. In such case, you will need to go back to step 2 and repeat the process, ensuring that it doesn't take more than 10 minutes. This time limit is imposed by the U.S. DOT for security purposes. Step 4
You now have your U.S. DOT PIN Number. Here are a few ways to use your PIN Number:
Yes: the Biennial Update has to be filed once every two years, on a specific month and year.
When? Look at your DOT Number. The last digit indicates the month when the update must be filed (1=January, 2=February, ... 0 = October). The second to last digit determines whether the update is to be filed on an odd or even year. An odd digit requires an update in an odd year and an even digit requires an update in an even year. For example: the DOT Number 1433431 would require an update in January of every odd-numbered year (2019, 2021, ...)
An MCS150 Update (not the Biennial Update) must be filed within 30 days of any change of information in your company. Example: phone number, address, number of vehicles or drivers, operation or hazmat types.
|DOT Regulation||Form Name||Link to Form||Service Fee|
|FMCSR 390.201||MCS150 Biennial Update||Click here for Biennial Form||$95|
|FMCSR 390.201||PIN Reset||Click here for Reset Form||$10|
|FMCSR 367.20||Unified Carrier Registration||Click here to pay the UCR||$35+ (processing fee)|
|FMCSR 382.305||Random Program||Click here for Random Program||$90|