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How do you look up your Department of Transportation number?

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To look up a Department of Transportation number, go to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration website and click on any of the provided site links. In the USDOT Number text box, type the number you want to look up. Clicking Search directs you to a page with details about the carrier. Information available includes the carrier's profile, power units, the number of drivers, the number of inspections done and the carrier’s operating status.

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Look up a carrier using the DOT Number or the name of that particular shipping contractor. The search makes available information about the operating status of the mover, indicating whether the company is registered and has an active number. It also highlights the kind of transportation activities the company can conduct and the type of cargo the company is allowed to transport. The search also details the areas of operation or jurisdictions in which the carrier can operate including, for instance, whether the business operates within a state or interstate. The search also highlights the power units or the number of vehicles registered under the name of the company, the number of drivers, and the inspection records. The inspection table states the number of checks and the outcome of such investigations.

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