Motor Carrier


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The Motor Carrier Division enhances commercial motor vehicle safety with:

  • Motor Carrier Safety Assistance Program (MCSAP)
  • Border Inspections Program (BIP)
  • New Entrant Program
  • Size and Weight Enforcement
  • Permitting and the E-permits system

The divisional commander oversees the division and works cooperatively with the NDDOT, Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, and the Federal Highway Administration. The operational commander oversees day-to-day activities and supervises two sergeants, eight troopers, and two civilian MCSAP inspectors.

There are three Border Inspection Program troopers and three civilian New Entrant inspectors. The permit office consists of a supervisor and three permit specialists. The size and weight enforcement program has five Motor Carrier Division troopers and 11 traffic enforcement troopers.

Division goals include:

  • Reducing commercial vehicle crashes by conducting commercial vehicle inspections, safety audits, compliance reviews, and coordinating the permit system.
  • Protecting highway infrastructure through size and weight enforcement and permitting overweight/over-dimensional load movements.

The Motor Carrier Division has nine fixed weigh and inspection stations, 13 weigh-in-motion sites, and numerous turnout locations in the state, used for inspections and weight enforcement. The division develops the state’s size and weight enforcement plan and commercial vehicle safety plan.

Motor Carrier Documents




Truck Routing Maps

Motor Carrier Resources

US DOT Number: obtained from the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (701-250-4346). There is no charge for a US DOT number.

Uniform County Truck Permits: obtained from Western Dakota Energy Association for non-reducible oversize/overweight vehicles and load movements traveling on county roads in coal, oil, and gas producing counties

Solid Waste Transportation Permit: obtained from the ND Deptartment of Health's Division of Waste Management (701-328-5166).

International Fuel Tax Agreement (IFTA): IFTA 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.

International Registration Plan (IRP): NDDOT's Motor Carrier Services (701-328-1287).

Unified Carrier Registration (UCR): obatined from the NDDOT's Motor Carrier UCR Online Renewal System (701-328-1287).