U.S. Code of Federal Regulations

Regulations most recently checked for updates: Mar 29, 2023

§ 385.405 - How does a motor carrier apply for a safety permit?

(a) Application form. (1) To apply for a new safety permit or renewal of the safety permit, a motor carrier must complete and submit Form MCSA-1, the URS online application and meet the requirements under 49 CFR part 390, subpart E.

(2) Form MCSA-1, the URS online application, will also satisfy the requirements for obtaining and renewing a USDOT Number.

(b) How to apply. Form MCSA-1, the URS online application, is accessible, including complete instructions, at http://www.fmcsa.dot.gov/urs.

(c) Signature and certification. An official of the motor carrier must sign and certify that the information is correct on each form the motor carrier submits.

(d) Updating information. A motor carrier holding a safety permit must report to FMCSA any change in the information on its Form MCSA-1 within 30 days of the change. The motor carrier must use Form MCSA-1, the URS online application, to report the new information.

[80 FR 63707, Oct. 21, 2015, as amended at 84 FR 51433, Sept. 30, 2019] Effective Date Note:At 82 FR 5304, Jan. 17, 2017, § 385.405 was suspended, effective Jan. 14, 2017. At 84 FR 51433, Sept. 30, 2019, the suspension was lifted and amendments were made to § 385.405. In that same document, § 385.405 was again suspended indefinitely.