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FMCSA cautions against using expired MCS-150 forms

Agency will no longer accept obsolete versions of the document

Posted January 9, 2018; updated January 28, 2019

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) announced it will no longer accept expired paper versions of the MCS-150, MCS-150B, and MCS-150C as of February 4, 2018.

The agency is directing companies to updated forms with an expiration date of 4/30/2018. FMCSA noted it will accept system-generated forms prepared by MCMIS. Companies may also update their US DOT registration online with their USDOT PIN.

Updating registration is required every other year. The month and year in which the update needs to be completed is based on the carrier’s USDOT number. The last number indicates the month in which the update must be completed. For example, 1 = January, 2 = February, 3 = March, and so on. The second-to-last number, whether even or odd, indicates the year -- even or odd -- in which the carrier must update.

Carriers can update as often as they like, but an update must always be completed in the carriers’ designated month and year.

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