USDOT numbers are required on commercial motor carriers over 10,000 lbs. GVWR engaged in interstate operation or intrastate hazardous material activity. There is no fee charged for applying; it is a census number for the U S Department of Transportation. To obtain this contact Marcia Shaw at (801) 963-0096 or email@example.com. If a motor carrier operates vehicles over 10,000 lbs. GVWR, is wholly intrastate and does not haul hazardous materials, they need an identification number from the Utah Department of Transportation. To obtain this contact Customer Relations at (801) 965-4892.
Medical cards are required for anyone driving a commercial motor vehicle over 10,000 lbs. GVWR. Forms may be available through a driver's personal doctor or the various trucking associations. Call UDOT at 965-4559 or UTA at 973-9370
Complaints regarding the safety of the carrier are taken by Tawnya Lang, (801) 231-8585 or firstname.lastname@example.org, with the Office of Motor Carriers. The complaint must be submitted in writing. The name of the complainant WILL be kept confidential. As soon as the office receives a complaint from a Utah motor carrier it is assigned to an investigator. If the carrier is not based in Utah it is forwarded to the Federal Office of Motor Carriers.
Utah has adopted the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations. Copies of the FMCSR can be obtained through the Utah Motor Transport Association, J.J. Keller, Safety Services Inc., and United States Government printing office. Placards, forms, logbooks, etc., may be obtained through these places as well.
There is nothing that UDOT can do to make a company repair a windshield. The options are:
Contact the carrier involved and go through their insurance.
Contact your personal auto insurance and have them contact the other insurance company.
Small claims court.
The Utah Highway Patrol Truck 'N' Troopers Division (801) 596-9248, is taking complaints, but they are unable to recoup any repair costs. They use the complaint as a tracking enforcement for future checks on the carrier.
The Utah Highway Patrol, (801) 596-9248, enforces the tarp law. This law basically states that a vehicle carrying dirt, sand, gravel, rock fragments, pebbles, crushed base, aggregate, any other similar materials or scrap metal shall have a covering over the entire load unless:
The highest point of the load does not extend above the top of any exterior wall or sideboard of the cargo compartment of the vehicle.
The outer edges of the load are at least six inches below the top inside edges of the exterior walls or sideboards of the cargo compartment of the vehicle.
Utah does not require any Hazardous Material Transportation permits. RSPA registers hazardous material transporters, however, this is for tracking reasons only. If you have any questions regarding hazardous materials shipping papers, packaging, placarding, etc., please call one of the below numbers. (801) 596-9248 (801) 963-0096 (801) 965-4892
Size: (allowable) Weight: (allowable) 8'6" in width 10,500 single wheel
14' in height 20,000 single axle
48' in semi-trailer length 34,000 tandem axle
3' front overhang 80,000 gross weight
6' rear overhang Bridge Table B
For more information on size and weight requirements visit the POE home page or call the HQ Port of Entry, (801) 965-4892.
The PSC was deregulated as of July 1, 1996; therefore the PSCU numbers are no longer valid. The Motor Carrier Division regulates any commercial vehicle over 10,000 lbs. The insurance is tracked by the Port of Entry Division.
A motor carrier traveling in Utah is required to have a minimum of $750,000 in liability insurance unless they are hauling hazardous materials.
If you have questions concerning the amount of insurance required on the MCS-90 call the Motor Carrier Division, (801) 965-4892. Insurance limits are found in the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations, Section 387.
Utah does not use the Bingo Stamp, Safety and Security Verification Certificate (SSV) or Single State Registration System (SSRS). Companies must now pay the Unified Carrier Registration. This is a federally mandated program that must be paid by Interstate Carriers, Brokers and Freight Forwarders. Companies can pay this fee on-line at www.ucr.in.gov. For additional information please contact Customer Relations with the Motor Carrier Division at (801) 965-4892 or Shauna Bergen at (801) 965-3871.
For more information call Customer Relations with the Motor Carriers Division at (801) 965-4892.
The Tax Commission registers the vehicle (licensing and decal), fuel reporting, and license to buy fuel.
For more information call the Tax Commission at (801) 297-6800.
Utah State Tax Commission (801) 297-6800 Registration for both intrastate and interstate carriers. Fuel tax, fuel use permits. As of January,1997, collects property tax from Motor Carriers. Maintains database for registration of commercial vehicles.
Customer Relations (801) 965-4892
Size and weight issues, Single State Registration (SSR), Safety and Security Verification, Vehicle configuration, Permits, insurance tracking, pilot car certification, winter command post for triples.
Customer Relations (801) 965-4892
Safety aspects of the carrier, hazardous materials, tow truck information, Compliance Reviews on carriers, MCSAP issues, MCS-90 insurance filings. SafetyNet issues, electronic inspection program, carrier profile issues.
Utah Highway Patrol, MCSAP (801) 596-9248
Truck inspections, compliance out on the road, training provided to educate the drivers and carriers, enforcement of the regulations, enforce the "tarp law", and load securement issues,.
Utah Highway Patrol, HM for Northern Region (801) 596-9248
Hazmat specialist for Tooele, Salt Lake, Morgan, and Summit Counties. Investigate Hazardous spills, truck inspections.