US DOT HAZ MAT UPGRADE
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has recently announced that any motor carrier that transports
"internal combustion engines, self propelled vehicles, mechanical equipment containing internal combustion engines and
battery powered vehicles or equipment" shall be defined as a Haz Mat carrier. This applies to all types of carrier operations,
including but not limited to household goods movers and auto transporters.
As a result, any motor carrier falling into this
reclassification must maintain a minimum of $1 million of auto liability insurance. In addition, all reclassified carriers must
update their MCS 150 and op-1 (USDOT # application and operating authority). The haz mat regs provide an exception to transporters
of vehicles and equipment from the haz mat requirements of marking, labeling and shipping papers but does not extend the exemption to
insurance requirements. In order to upgrade your insurance and operating authority to HM specifications you must contact your
insurance agent and have them rewrite your liability insurance to $1 million in coverage. Once you have requested the higher liability
insurance limit from your insurance company (or if you already have $1 million in liability insurance) you can have Permits Plus Inc upgrade
your MCS-150 and OP-1 by completing our online Haz Mat Carrier upgrade.