49 CFR 385.301 - What is a motor carrier required to do before beginning interstate operations?

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§ 385.301 What is a motor carrier required to do before beginning interstate operations?

(a) Before a motor carrier of property or passengers begins interstate operations, it must register with FMCSA and receive a USDOT Number. In addition, for-hire motor carriers must obtain operating authority from FMCSA, unless exclusively providing transportation exempt from the commercial registration requirements in 49 U.S.C. chapter 139. Both the USDOT Number and operating authority are obtained by following registration procedures described in 49 CFR part 390, subpart E. Part 365 of this chapter provides detailed instructions for obtaining operating authority.

(b) This subpart applies to motor carriers domiciled in the United States and Canada.

(c) The regulations in this subpart do not apply to a Mexico-domiciled motor carrier. A Mexico-domiciled motor carrier of property or passengers must register with FMCSA by following the registration procedures described in 49 CFR parts 365, 368 and 390.. Parts 365 (for long-haul carriers) and 368 (for commercial zone carriers) of this chapter provide detailed information about how a Mexico-domiciled motor carrier may obtain operating authority.

[ 80 FR 63707, Oct. 21, 2015]
Effective Date Note:
At 82 FR 5304, Jan. 17, 2017, § 385.301 was suspended, effective Jan. 14, 2017.

Title 49 published on 09-May-2017 04:41

The following are ALL rules, proposed rules, and notices (chronologically) published in the Federal Register relating to 49 CFR Part 385 after this date.

  • 2017-03-23; vol. 82 # 55 - Thursday, March 23, 2017
    1. 82 FR 14848 - Carrier Safety Fitness Determination
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      DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION, Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration
      Notice of withdrawal.
      The NPRM “Carrier Safety Fitness Determination,” RIN 2126-AB11, published on January 21, 2016 (81 FR 3562), is withdrawn as of March 23, 2017.
      49 CFR Parts 350, 365, 385, 386, 387, and 395