Learn The US DOT Terminology (Glossary)
BOC-3 - Bureau of Compliance Form #3
Process agent form with a list of agents should a legal dispute arise
CA Number - California CHP Number
A California Issued Regulation Number issued by the CHP (California Highway Patrol) for commercial vehicles doing business within the state
DOT (US DOT) - United States Department of Transportation
Also known as USDOT Government Regulation Agency.
ELD’s - Electronic Data Log’s
Where carriers must input their worked time rather than old paper logs. Also known as Electronic Driver Logs
FF - Freight Forwarder
Freight Forwarders arrange transport of goods By FMCSA Licensed Carriers. Freight forwarders issue bills of lading to shippers and are responsible for the loss of or damage of goods
FMCSA - Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration
The government agency that regulates the entire transportation industry.
GVW or GVWR
Maximum weight truck can weigh depending on the sector
HAZMAT - Hazardous Materials
IFTA - International Fuel Tax Agreement
Required for trucks over 26,000 lbs. You must obtain license and decals from your state
KYU - A number issued by the state of Kentucky to regulate tax miles
MC Number - Motor Carrier Number
A Number required for-hire carriers and bookers traveling interstate (property & passengers)
MCS-150 - Motor Carrier Safety Form #150
A form to update your USDOT Number
MX Number - Mexican Carrier
NY HUT - New York Highway Use Tax
Required for trucks operating in the State of New York weighing over 17,999 lbs.
TXDMV - Texas Department of Motor Vehicles
Agency that governs inter state operations within Texas.
TXDOT -Texas Department of Transportation
Vehicles operating within the state of Texas are required to have a TXDOT number
VIN - Vehicle Identification Number
A unique 17 digit numeric code assigned to your vehicle. When displaying on your commercial vehicle you are only required to display the last 8 of your vin number.
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