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ATTENTION:
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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State Truck Activities Reporting System (STARS)

The State Truck Activities Reporting System (STARS) is a system used to gather information about vehicles traveling Montana's highway system.

MDT collects this information in an effort to reduce pavement damage from overweight vehicles and to plan for existing and future pavement demands.

STARS consists of an array of weigh-in-motion/automatic vehicle classification (WIM) sensors deployed across the Montana highway system. These WIM sensors installed directly in the traveling lanes of the roadway unobtrusively and automatically collect information on the weight and configuration of the vehicles traveling on that roadway. The data is subsequently processed to characterize commercial vehicle operations at the site.

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