Carrier Out of Service

Carrier Out of Service

A carrier can be marked as OOS (Out of Service)
for one of the following reasons

Refusal of Audit/No Contact

New Entrant Revoked - Refusal of Audit/No Contact

A new entrant whose USDOT new entrant registration has been revoked, and whose operations have been placed out of service by FMCSA, may reapply for new entrant registration no sooner than 30 days after the date of revocation. If the USDOT new entrant registration was revoked because of a failed safety audit, the new entrant must do all of the following:

  • Submit an updated MCS-150 and check the box “Reapplication (after revocation of new entrant)”
  • Submit evidence that it has corrected the deficiencies that resulted in revocation of its registration and will otherwise ensure that it will have basic safety management controls in effect
  • Begin the 18-month new entrant monitoring cycle again as of the date the re-filed application is approved
Failure of Safety Audit

New Entrant Revoked - Failure of Safety Audit

If the USDOT new entrant registration was revoked because FMCSA found that the new entrant had failed to submit to a safety audit, it must do all of the following:

  • Submit an updated MCS-150 and check the box “Reapplication (after revocation of new entrant)”
  • Begin the 18-month new entrant monitoring cycle again as of the date the re-filed application is approved
  • Submit to a safety audit
Expedited Actions

New Entrant Revoked - Expedited Actions

There are two types of expedited action, depending on whether or not the New Entrant motor carrier has had a New Entrant Safety Audit or a Compliance Review.

When the New Entrant has not had either type of audit, FMCSA will schedule a Safety Audit as soon as practicable. When the New Entrant has already had an audit, the New Entrant will be required to submit evidence of corrective action within 30 days. Failure to respond within 30 days will result in the revocation of the New Entrant’s registration.

Unsatisfactory = Unfit

If you have received a poor safety rating (UNSAT/UNFIT), you are not eligible for reinstatement. You will need to use form OP-1 and pay a $300 application fee to reapply for motor carrier operating authority.

Imminent Hazard

Imminent Hazard

Before rescission of the Order, you will be required to:

  • Identify the cause for its noncompliance.
  • Develop a detailed Safety Management Plan of action that addresses each area of non-compliance, the steps it intends to take to overcome its noncompliance, and a 12 timetable for these steps.
  • Execute the Safety Management Plan and provide certification by all owners and officers.

Any request to rescind this Order and documentation demonstrating satisfaction of the Remedial Action requirements must be directed to the Regional Field Administrator.

Rescission of this Order does not constitute a reinstatement of your USDOT Number or operating authority registration. In order to resume motor carrier operations in interstate or intrastate commerce, you will be required to apply to reactivate its USDOT number registration, and if its operations require Federal operating authority, apply for new operating authority registration.

Denial of Access

Denial of Access

The civil penalty for violating this requirement is not to exceed $1,000 for each offense. Each day that access is denied is considered a separate offense; however the total penalty for all offenses related to a single violation may not exceed $10,000.

Operating Without Authority

A civil penalty for violating this requirement will be implemented, also the user will have to apply for the Operating Authority in order to get back to Active.

90 day failure to pay fine

A CMV owner or operator that fails to pay a civil penalty in full within 90 days after the date specified for payment by FMCSA's final agency order, is prohibited from operating in interstate commerce starting on the next (i.e., the 91st) day. The prohibition continues until the FMCSA has received full payment of the penalty.