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ATTENTION:
Effective June 1st, MCS will begin taking walk in customers wishing to obtain permits as well as IRP and IFTA registrations. In order to meet the social distancing requirements, we will limit 2 customers in the office at a time. You may schedule an appointment to work with a License and Permit Tech by calling 406-444-6130. For time and efficiency MCS continues to encourage the use of our online License and Permit system.

Diesel Fuel Users: Please be advised that the National and State Covid-19 Emergency Declaration does not include the ability to use non-taxed diesel fuel (dyed diesel) in motor vehicles traveling on public roads and highways. Using dyed diesel on Montana roadways could be result in a penalty not to exceed $1,000.00 for a first offense and $5,000.00 for a second offense.


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FMCSA

FMCSA PIN Consolidation

FMCSA PIN Consolidation has taken place to the USDOT, MC and MX PINs into one USDOT PIN and that the MC/MX Docket No. PINs are no longer valid. See the FAQ for further information.

FMCSA Expands Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse FAQs

FMCSA updated its frequently asked questions (FAQs) related to the drug and alcohol clearinghouse.

Electronic Logging Devices

Visit the link above to view information regarding Electronic Logging Devices and Frequently Asked Questions.

Fraudulent and Misleading Marketing to New FMCSA Applicants

Unified Registration System (URS)

FMCSA changes are going to impact all carriers with a USDOT number.

Please visit the following link to learn more regarding the changes:

Update FMCSA Motor Carrier ID Report

To avoid unnecessary delays with MCS, please make sure that your information on the FMCSA Motor Carrier Unified Registration System is current. MCS does reference this information when a new account is set-up; and/or periodically as needed. Discrepancies between information provided to MCS and what shows up in the federal system, will slow down MCS processes.

If your business has changed its Company Name, USDOT number, TIN (Tax Identification number), and/or mailing or physical address, please make sure to update your forms on the FMCSA site. After this has been completed, please notify MCS at 406-444-6130 so that MCS can keep your account information updated on our MCS systems.

Regardless if the company operation type is listed as Intrastate or as an Interstate carrier, Montana has adopted the federal regulations, therefore, all carriers must do their biennial updates per the filing schedule shown below. Filing schedule. Each motor carrier or intermodal equipment provider must file the appropriate form at the following times:

  • Before it begins operations; and
  • Every 24 months, according to the following schedule:
USDOT No. ending in: Must file by last day of:
1 January
2 February
3 March
4 April
5 May
6 June
7 July
8 August
9 September
0 October

If the next-to-last digit of its USDOT Number is odd, the motor carrier or intermodal equipment provider shall file its update in every odd-numbered calendar year. If the next-to-last digit of the USDOT Number is even, the motor carrier or intermodal equipment provider shall file its update in every even-numbered calendar year.

For further information visit FMCSA Updating Your Registration or Authority.