MCS 150 Filings

What are the penalties for failure to submit the biennial updates?

Failure to complete biennial updates to FMCSA will subject the entities to civil penalties of up to $1,000 per day with a maximum penalty of $10,000. Certain for-hire carriers of passengers and freight, freight forwarders, and brokers may be subject to additional civil penalties as authorized by 49 U.S.C. 14901(a). FMCSA may also deactivate the USDOT Number for any entity that fails to comply with the updating requirements. – source: FMCSA

If your USDOT number ends in:
Must file by last day of:
1 January
2 February
3 March
4 April
5 May
6 June
7 July
8 August
9 September
0 October
If the next-to-last digit of your USDOT Number is odd, file your update every odd-numbered calendar year. If the next-to-last digit of your USDOT Number is even, file your update every even-numbered calendar year.

Download MCS-150 File

PDF Fillable MCS-150 Form with full instructions.


As a customer of BIG Trucking Insurance, we will help you make sure your filings are in order.


Truck Insurance Georgia Federal Filings

  • ICC
  • MCS90
  • Form E
  • Form H
  • SR22
  • SR22A

Truck Insurance North Carolina Federal Filings

  • ICC
  • MCS90
  • Form E
  • Form H

Truck Insurance South Carolina Federal Filings

  • ICC
  • MCS90
  • Form E
  • Form H
  • SR22
Form Description Authorities Subject to Filing
BMC-91 or BMC-91X Public liability insurance (bodily injury/property damage/environmental restoration)
  • Motor Carrier
  • Freight Forwarder (Note: Non-vehicle operating freight forwarders may seek waiver of this requirement.)
  • Freight:--$750,000 - $5,000,000, depending on commodities transported; $300,000 for non-hazardous freight moved only in vehicles weighing under 10,001 lbs.
  • Passengers:--$5,000,000; $1,500,000 for registrants operating only vehicles with seating capacity of 15 or fewer passengers.
BMC-34 or BMC-83
  • Cargo insurance--$5,000 per vehicle
  • $10,000 per occurrence
  • Household Goods Motor Carrier
  • Household Goods Freight Forwarder
BMC-84 or BMC-85
  • Freight Forwarder
  • Broker of Freight
BOC-3 Service of Process Agents All Authorities
MCS-90 Endorsement for Motor Carrier Policies of Insurance for Public Liability under Sections 29 and 30 of the Motor Carrier Act of 1980 Hazmat Safety Permit Carriers


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