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Effective 06/01/2020, 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 known as ePART. See our Online Carriers page.

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.

USDOT Number updates: needed for Intrastate and Interstate carriers, this is a free service that is done by FMCSA and MCS/MDT. You will not receive calls from either entity requesting money to update this for you. If you receive a call from someone offering to do this for you for compensation, this is a scammer. To update your information, please see our FMCSA Page

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07-30-2020 - Electronic Logging Devices (ELD)

  • Visit the link above to view information regarding Electronic Logging Devices and Frequently Asked Questions
  • FMCSA ELD Question and Answer Sessions. More information can be found on FMCSA's ELD website.

07-30-2020 - Administrative Rules of Montana (ARM)

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

11-05-2019 - Montana Winter Weight Permit

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

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).

05-17-18 - MCS is Hiring!

Begin your career as an MCS Officer...

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.

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:

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

09-27-12 - Oversized Load Transports