FMCSA, Wisconsin DOT Alert Carriers to MCS-150 Scam

Sep 17, 2019Idealease, News, Safety, Truck Leasing, Truck Rental, Trucking

A scam asking motor carriers for money to file MCS-150 forms recently caught the attention of the Wisconsin DOT and the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA).

Wisconsin DOT issued an alert on Friday, August 30, warning companies of a scam asking for money to help file the biennial update form and the FMCSA followed up on that warning with a post on its Facebook page. The letters contained letterhead that resembled FMCSA’s and includes threats and fines if carriers failed to pay.

The agency announced that the links in the letters and emails do not lead to the USDOT site and are not connected with the agency.

Filing of the MCS-150 can be done for free at the FMCSA website.

The MCS-150 form must be filed every two years with the FMCSA by all motor carriers operating commercial motor vehicles as defined in §390.5 operating in interstate commerce. Entities that fail to submit their MCS-150 as required are subject to penalties and deactivation of their USDOT number.

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