Each intermodal equipment provider (IEP) that offers intermodal equipment for transportation in interstate commerce must file an Intermodal Equipment Provider Identification Report (Form MCS-150C) by December 17, 2009. By completing and submitting Form MCS-150C, the IEP is taking the first step toward complying with the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations (FMCSRs).
After FMCSA receives the completed MCS-150C Form, the IEP will be assigned a USDOT Number. The USDOT Number serves as a unique identifier when collecting and monitoring a company's safety information acquired during audits, compliance reviews, crash investigations, and inspections. As an intermodal equipment provider, your company's safety information will be acquired through roadability reviews, crash investigations, and inspections.
After FMCSA receives the completed MCS-150C Form, it will generally take 5-7 days for the intermodal equipment provider to receive its USDOT Number. This estimate does not take into account the extra time required for mail service, incomplete forms, incorrectly completed forms, etc.
Instructions for Completing the MCS-150C Form:
For questions regarding registration, please call the FMCSA Help Line at 1-800-832-5660.