Motor carriers now must update MCS-150 — the one-page Motor Carrier Identification Report that includes basic information such as name, address, fleet size, number of drivers, etc. — every two years instead of sending it in just once when they begin operation.
FMCSA decided on the action to help keep its database current, and to enable it to track safety performance and overall industry safety trends.
FMCSA has staggered the filing dates according to the last two digits of the carrier's DOT number. If the next-to-last digit is odd, the carrier must file in odd years; even numbers in even years. The last digit determines the filing month: 1 is January; 2 is February, etc.; 0 means an October filing.
Carriers who are scheduled to file in January or February under the new system have been granted an extension to March 30, 2001. Carriers that file the form to their states under the Performance and Registration Information Systems Management program will not have to file with FMCSA.