To reinstate or reactivate your operating authority (MC, FF, or MX Docket Number), you must first:
- File your Proof of Insurance and Form BOC-3 (Designation of Process Agent) with FMCSA.
- Motor Carriers Only:Have an active USDOT Number with up-to-date contact information on file. Our systems will not allow users to request reinstatement if the USDOT Number is Inactive or Out of Service. You may submit a biennial update along with your reinstatement request to update your information.
Authority is typically active within a week of application receipt and valid payment. FMCSA will notify you if your application is on hold, pending additional information or in vetting under review.
You must reapply for a new authority if your operating authority has been dismissed for more than one year.
Passenger Carriers Only: You cannot request reinstatement if you have been placed Out of Service for being an “imminent hazard” or due to a final unsatisfactory safety rating (“UNSAT/UNFIT). Instead, re-apply for operating authority.