Why Is A Biennial Update Important?
All entitles under FMCSA jurisdiction must update their information every two years. Any time there is a change in detail such as an addition of a truck or tractor, the carrier or another regulated entity, must submit biennial updates to the FMCSA. Furthermore, failure to comply with the biennial update requirements will result in penalties and USDOT number deactivation. In fact, you may suffer a $1,000 fine every day you do not do it. Plus, at the $10,000 mark, you will face revocation.
When Should I File By?
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.
How Do I Complete My Biennial Update?
The expert agents at Safeline Truck Insurance are happy to help you with filling out the biennial update form.
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