How can a company have 2 USDOT numbers?

Discussion in 'Trucking Industry Regulations' started by REDD, Dec 20, 2010.

  1. Volvo8873

    Volvo8873 Light Load Member

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    Yup, this is the main reason why insurance cost so much more start up owner ops. The insurance companies caught on to this behavior years ago now DOT is finally now.
     
  2. Scalemaster

    Scalemaster Heavy Load Member

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    As far as FMCSA is concerned, each USDOT number is a separate and distinct motor carrier.
     
  3. MACK E-6

    MACK E-6 Moderator Staff Member

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    Here, we were operating under one, than switched to another. There was something about the company leasing the equipment to itself.

    All that is above my pay grade. :biggrin_25526:
     
  4. katness1968

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    say if I have a dot number and mc also and a company name but I had a lease on driver that is no longer with me but while he was leased to me he had a wreck and payed the ticket instead of fighting the ticket and the wreck wasn't even his fault but the wreck made my insurance sky rocket and now I can't afford the insurance. what should I do can I still keep company name and just get new dot number or do I have to change company name and all?
     
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  5. kemosabi49

    kemosabi49 Trucker Forum STAFF Staff Member

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    Dana has three
    Dana Transport
    Suttles Truck Leasing
    Liquid Transport Co (LTC)
    Al Chemical tankers.
     
  6. wis bang

    wis bang Road Train Member

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    And two are aquisitions to Ron's original company
     
    kemosabi49 Thanks this.
  7. Concorde

    Concorde Heavy Load Member

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    If your original #’s score gets so bad that brokers won’t do business with you.. get a new name and number.. like this company..lol!

    They had 60 power units and drivers when I briefly leased onto them.. Two of the 3 weeks I worked for them still haven’t gotten paid.

    They set up the 2nd company with hopes of cleaning up their act..however.. It’s not going so well. First inspection their truck was put oos!!
     

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  8. wis bang

    wis bang Road Train Member

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    The DOT is actively looking for 'chamelion' carriers doing just that.

    It used to be very common.
     
  9. Concorde

    Concorde Heavy Load Member

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    If it was easier to report them I would.. Not much worse in this business than working your butt off and not getting paid..
     
  10. Fmlfrtho

    Fmlfrtho Bobtail Member

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    Penske rental trucks can have at least 2 different numbers as well, always wondered about that
     
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