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168.185 USDOT NUMBERS.
(a) An owner of a truck or truck-tractor having a gross vehicle weight of more than 10,000
pounds, as defined in section 169.01, subdivision 46, other than a farm truck that is not used in
interstate commerce, shall report to the registrar at the time of registration its USDOT carrier
number. A person subject to this paragraph who does not have a USDOT number shall apply for
the number at the time of registration by completing a form MCS-150 Motor Carrier Identification
Report, issued by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, or comparable document as
determined by the registrar. The registrar shall not assign a USDOT carrier number to a vehicle
owner who is not subject to this paragraph.
(b) Assigned USDOT numbers need not be displayed on the outside of the vehicle, but
must be made available upon request of an authorized agent of the registrar, peace officer,
other employees of the State Patrol authorized in chapter 299D, or employees of the Minnesota
Department of Transportation. The vehicle owner shall notify the registrar if there is a change to
the owner's USDOT number.
(c) If an owner fails to report or apply for a USDOT number, the registrar shall suspend the
owner's registration.
(d) Until October 1, 2003, paragraphs (a) to (c) do not apply to an agricultural fertilizer or
agricultural chemical retailer while exclusively engaged in delivering fertilizer or agricultural
chemicals to a farmer for on-farm use.
History: 2002 c 364 s 9; 1Sp2005 c 6 art 3 s 34