If the next-to-last digit of its USDOT Number is odd, the motor carrier or intermodal equipment provider shall file its update in every odd-numbered calendar year.
If the next-to-last digit of the USDOT Number is even, the motor carrier or intermodal equipment provider shall file its update in every even-numbered calendar year.
Firmware updating is a very simple operation, but there are certain precautions you need to follow to do it successfully.
Ensure you either have means to plug the camera into a power socket, or you have a fresh, fully charged battery in the camera. Press the Menu button and find the “Firmware ver” tag.
Important note for hard copy registrations: Forms must be received by FMCSA on or before the date your Biennial Update is due to avoid deactivation of your USDOT number and the assessment of civil penalties. Registration forms can also be downloaded here or you can request to have a pre-printed form mailed to you by calling FMCSA Support Services at 1-800-832-5660 (Select option 1 (US DOT number questions), then press zero to speak to an agent).
IEPs are unable to perform an online update at this time.
If there is any variation, re-download the file until the sizes match.
Put a Compact Flash card in the camera and format the card so it is devoid of data or images. Remove the Compact Flash card from the camera and put it in a card reader, attached to the computer. Copy the firmware update to the root directory (top level) of the Compact Flash card. You should see a folder called DCIM with the firmware update file sitting alongside it.
In addition, FMCSA requires all entities under its jurisdiction to update their information every two years: US DOT Numbers: To view a company’s current information, go to the SAFER System’s Company Snapshot.
Updates can be done online via the FMCSA online registration system with your US DOT PIN, or by filing an MCS-150 form.
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