How to Check a USDOT Number

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Navigate to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration website:

Click on the "USDOT Number" text box.

Type in the USDOT Number you want to check on then select the "Search" button. You'll be directed to a Carrier Search page that will supply you with the legal name, DBA name (if applicable), and city and state for the entity associated with that particular USDOT Number. Click on "View Details" to see the full business and mailing address, phone number, insurance required and other details for the company.


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Stephanie Ellen teaches mathematics and statistics at the university and college level. She coauthored a statistics textbook published by Houghton-Mifflin. She has been writing professionally since 2008. Ellen holds a Bachelor of Science in health science from State University New York, a master's degree in math education from Jacksonville University and a Master of Arts in creative writing from National University.

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