November Trucking Tip:
Loads exceeding 16’ wide require pilot cars on both front and rear on two-lane roads and one pilot car to the rear on four-lane roads.
The Motor Carrier division consists of several programs dedicated to commercial motor vehicle safety:
The Motor Carrier Division consists of a divisional commander that has oversight of the division, coordinates and acts as a liaison with the NDDOT, Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration and the Federal Highway Administration. There is an operational commander and an administrative assistant who coordinate the day-to-day activities of the division and two sergeants, eight sworn troopers and two civilian inspectors assigned to the MCSAP program. There are three troopers assigned to the Border Inspection Program. There are three civilians inspectors assigned to the New Entrant program. In the permit office, there is a permit supervisor and three permit specialists. The size and weight enforcement program has five troopers under the Motor Carrier division and 11 troopers assigned out to the regional office locations.
The Motor Carrier division is challenged with reducing commercial vehicle crashes by performing commercial vehicle inspections, safety audits, compliance reviews and coordinating the motor carrier permit system. The division protects the highway infrastructure through size and weight enforcement and permitting of overweight/over-dimensional load movements. The Motor Carrier division oversees nine fixed weigh/inspection stations, 13 weigh-in-motion sites, and numerous turnout locations throughout the state that are used for inspections and weight enforcement. The division is responsible for developing the state’s size and weight enforcement plan and commercial vehicle safety plan.
Applications for US DOT numbers can be obtained from the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration. Contact them online or call their Bismarck office at (701) 250-4346 . There is no charge for a US DOT number.
Obtain permits for non-reducible oversize/overweight vehicles and load movements traveling on county roads in coal, oil, and gas producing counties here.
Applications for Solid Waste Transportation permits can be obtained online from the ND Deptartment of Health's Division of Waste Management or at (701) 328-5166.
North Dakota Department of Transportation’s (NDDOT) International Fuel Tax Agreement program, gives North Dakota motor carriers the option to renew licenses, file quarterly reports, and purchase additional decals. Access NDDOT's Motor Carrier Online Services or at (701) 328-2928.
North Dakota carriers wishing to register motor vehicles under the International Registration Plan (IRP) must call NDDOT's Motor Carrier Services at (701) 328-1287.
Renewal applications for North Dakota Unified Carrier Registration are available through NDDOT's Motor Carrier UCR Online Renewal System or at (701) 328-1287.