Early last year, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration issued federal motor carrier number 999999. During the remainder of 2017 and for the first months of this year, the agency will be issuing new motor carrier applicants with 6-digit MC numbers that were either never issued or were unused.
Later this year, however, new 7-digit MC number will start to issue. FMCSA cautions that some systems may need to be changed in order to accommodate the new longer MC numbers, and has asked us to spread the word.
We add that the change to MC numbers DOES NOT affect either already existing MC numbers or any DOT numbers. For more information, contact Ken Riddle at FMCSA, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Source: The State Laws Newsletter
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