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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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04-09-2020 Governor's Executive Orders 2-2020 and 03-2020

Please read the Executive Orders 02-2020 and 03-2020 for more information regarding for relief of certain regulatory requirements.

04-02-2020 - Voluntary Inspection Program

More information can be found on the Voluntary Inspection Program.

02-13-2020 - Update

The UCR fees for the 2020 registration year have been updated and can be completed at

02-12-2020 Trout Creek Bridge Closure

  • More information can be found on the Trout Creek Bridge Closure. The Closure time is scheduled from late May through mid-July 2020.

11-05-2019 - Montana Winter Weight Permit

09-20-2019 - Heavy Vehicle Highway Use Tax (HVUT) / Form 2290

08-14-2019 – FMCSA Announces Live ELD QA Sessions

FMCSA announced upcoming live ELD question and answer (QA) sessions. The QA sessions will be held by webcast and are intended for motor carriers, drivers and ELD providers. The sessions for motor carriers and drivers are scheduled for Aug. 13 and 15 and the sessions for ELD providers are scheduled for Aug. 12 and 14.

07-28-2019 – Governor’s Executive Order No. 10-2019

Executive order declaring a state of energy emergency to meet demand for aviation fuel and other fire suppression resources

03-29-2019 - Canadian Revenue Agency Notice of Fuel Charge and Registration Requirements

What The New Canadian Fuel Charge Means For Interjurisdictional Road Carriers

Making sure there is a price on carbon pollution is an important part of the Government of Canada’s climate action plan. Under this plan, a new fuel charge was introduced as part of the Greenhouse Gas Pollution Pricing Act (the Act) which will be administered by the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA).

03-27-2019 - Administrative Rules of Montana

20190326-181173 | MAR 18-173 (MCS) Notice of Proposed Amendment ARM 18.8.1502, 18.8.1503, 18.8.1505 - released Mar-26-2019

05-17-18 - MCS is Hiring!

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02-14-2018 - Montana Title and Registration Process

The MT Department of Justice (DOJ) is recommending that carriers interested in IRP, go through the IRP registration process with MDT before completing title work through DOJ. This will help to eliminate duplicated registrations. The DOJ asks that the carrier shows proof of registration (Temporary Authority and/or a Cab Card from IRP) to process title work.

01-24-2018 - Electronic Logging Devices (ELD)

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

09-23-15 - FMCSA Changes that will impact all carriers with a USDOT Number

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

01-08-13 - IRP Notice: California Truck and Bus Regulation Change

12-13-12 - MT is now sharing IRP / Prorate information to all states

How does this help you?

  • Enforcement personnel in other states can tell if you are prorated and current on your registration by running your plate number, VIN number, and/or USDOT number.
  • If an accident occurs, the company information is passed onto the Enforcement personnel.

What does this mean to you?

  • MCS will be requesting updated Contact Information on the company.
  • MCS will be requesting the phone number on the vehicle level for the owner of the vehicle, not who is responsible for the safety of the vehicle.

10-29-12 - New Medical Certification Requirements for Montana Commercial Driver License Holders

09-27-12 - Oversized Load Transports