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:
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
|Form||Description||Authorities Subject to Filing|
|BMC-91 or BMC-91X||Public liability insurance (bodily injury/property damage/environmental restoration)||
|BMC-34 or BMC-83||
|BMC-84 or BMC-85||
|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|