CA Number

$279.00 Only

Product Code: 27

7 Reviews

Product Description:

  • CA Number is Carrier Identification Number in California
  • Apply for identification number
  • For In-State California Carriers & Commercial Vehicle Operating

All About the CA Number




What Is a California DOT Number?



The California DOT number refers to the official California Department of Transportation Number. This number gets assigned by the CHP: California Highway Patrol. If you are a motor carrier within California state lines, you have to have a CA DOT number. The rules and regulations vary for in-state and out-of-state carriers.



California DOT Numbers for In-State Carriers & Out-of-State Carriers




  1. The California DOT number process is different for each type of carrier depending on their California Intrastate authority. Let’s begin with in-state carriers. These are people that run commercial vehicle operations within the state of California. In-state carriers have to have the following three articles.

    1. A CA number.
    2. A USDOT number.
    3. A Motor Carrier Permit.

    In-state CA carriers were not required to have a USDOT number until 2016. Many out-of-state carriers must have the following three articles. Otherwise, they cannot enter the state of California. 1. A Motor Carrier Permit. 2. A CA DOT number. 3. A USDOT number. 




How to Get a California DOT Number for Trucks



Sometimes out-of-state carriers have only needed a USDOT number to drive through California. That’s why it’s best to contact the California Department of Transportation if you are unsure what you need. This applies to both in-state CA carriers and out-of-state carriers. The DOT will examine your carrier and let you know what your drivers must-have. The CA DOT will also walk you through the process of getting a California DOT Number for trucks. So, how can you begin this process? By completing a California Carrier DOT Identification Number Application. The DOT can provide you with that application on weekdays. 

When it comes to the California registration process, you will need a federal ID number. This refers to your federal Department of Transportation (DOT) Number. And it applies to all organizations with transportation services as a motor carrier. Do you need to get a USDOT number? If so, you can contact the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration. The FMCSA issues all USDOT numbers. You can apply for your USDOT number on the FMCSA website.


How to Display Your California DOT Carrier Identification Number/Name/Trademark



California law states that carriers must display DOT number information at all times. That's why the information has to go on both sides of the vehicle. In fact, trademarks and names have to go on the sides of all trucks. The name and trademark have to appear legible from 50 feet away. This applies only for daylight hours and not nighttime. The DOT name/trademark should refer to the person that has the authority to operate the vehicle. But there is one exception. Sometimes the lessee or lessor’s name can get featured on the DOT name/trademark. If there is a fleet of vehicles, make sure you display the authority over the combination of vehicles. 

CALIFORNIA DOT MOTOR VEHICLE PERMIT/CA IDENTIFICATION NUMBERS



The CA number decals must get displayed on low areas of cab doors. Our firm recommends using two-inch letters in bold. You should also use an easy-to-read font. These are the four fonts that our team recommends.
1. Arial.
2. Century Gothic.
3. Cooper.
4. Times New Roman.

When it comes to the name, place it on the upper or mid part of the truck doors. You can use the same lettering style and size as you do for the number decals. You can also put your logo on the doors of the trucks. If the vehicle is light-colored, use dark or black truck number decals. If the vehicle is dark-colored, use light to white truck number decals. Feel free to contact our firm if you need help securing USDOT number decals. We can help you find high-quality, long-lasting decals to stay in good standing.


Who needs a motor carrier permit in California?


The state of California has a DOT rule for every commercial motor vehicle.


So who needs a motor carrier permit in California?
Any commercial motor vehicle with a GVW above 10,000 pounds must have something. It's called a California Motor Vehicle Permit. The number for the permit needs to get displayed in permanent lettering on all trucks.

The California Motor Vehicle Permit number often gets referred to as the CA number. Your official company name must also get placed on the door of the truck in a permanent manner. But there is one alternative. Instead, you can place the official company name on the box of the truck. Remember what your official company name is. It is the same exact name that’s written on the vehicle registration. 



The California motor carrier permit serves as an official DMV document. It adheres to the Motor Carrier Services branch of the DMV. Having a CA number proves that you've registered with the DMV. Plus, the permit proves something else. It is that a carrier has met all requirements to operate commercial vehicles. In other words, the permit’s needed to get your fleet trucking across California highways. The intra state permit number permits will display the date when your CA number will expire. Every company gets provided with one CA number. That number gets used for every single vehicle per carrier. If you have never had a number before, you might need to contact the California Highway Patrol. They will help you fill out a Motor Carrier Profile.




Our Firm Is Ready to Assist You With All Your California DOT Number Needs




Getting a California DOT number does not need to feel like a hassle or crisis. And with our firm on your side, it won’t be at all. Our team specializes in all aspects of the CA authority registration. The mission of our firm is to help California trucking companies get on the road ASAP. We will make sure your California carrier organization adheres to all regulations.

Whether DOT or FMCSA, we've got you covered. Our staff can do anything from helping you with a CA number search to filling out your CA DOT application. There is no compliance paper or registration form that we are not familiar with. And we’re only one phone call away at any time. We look forward to helping you with all your California DOT needs and USDOT number california.

Customer Reviews

Swipe Left/Right To View More

Johana

04/06/2021

I'm so please with the CA Number renewal Moving Authority provided us with. What I most liked is they took care of filling out our CA DOT application right away. The people at Moving Authority gave us excellent service. I am very grateful to them!

Arther Holby

03/24/2021

Moving Authority experts did the related paperwork. It was a pretty quick process.

Please Write Your Review Here


Did You Know

Question In American English, the word "truck" has historically been preceded by a word describing the type of vehicle, such as a "tanker truck". In British English, preference would lie with "tanker" or "petrol tanker".

Question

The trucking industry has made a large historical impact since the early 20th century. It has affected the U.S. both politically as well as economically since the notion has begun. Previous to the invention of automobiles, most freight was moved by train or horse-drawn carriage. Trucks were first exclusively used by the military during World War I.
 
After the war, construction of paved roads increased. As a result, trucking began to achieve significant popularity by the 1930's. Soon after trucking became subject to various government regulation, such as the hours of service. During the later 1950's and 1960's, trucking accelerated due to the construction of the Interstate Highway System. The Interstate Highway System is an extensive network of freeways linking major cities cross country.

Question A commercial driver's license (CDL) is a driver's license required to operate large or heavy vehicles.

Question The public idea of the trucking industry in the United States popular culture has gone through many transformations. However, images of the masculine side of trucking are a common theme throughout time. The 1940's first made truckers popular, with their songs and movies about truck drivers. Then in the 1950's they were depicted as heroes of the road, living a life of freedom on the open road. Trucking culture peaked in the 1970's as they were glorified as modern days cowboys, outlaws, and rebels. Since then the portrayal has come with a more negative connotation as we see in the 1990's. Unfortunately, the depiction of truck drivers went from such a positive depiction to that of troubled serial killers.

Question “The association of truckers with cowboys and related myths was perhaps most obvious during the urban-cowboy craze of the late 1970s, a period that saw middle-class urbanites wearing cowboy clothing and patronizing simulated cowboy nightclubs. During this time, at least four truck driver movies appeared, CB radio became popular, and truck drivers were prominently featured in all forms of popular media.” — Lawrence J. Ouellet

Question In 1999, The Simpsons episode Maximum Homerdrive aired. It featured Homer and Bart making a delivery for a truck driver named Red after he unexpectedly dies of 'food poisoning'.

Question

Very light trucks. Popular in Europe and Asia, many mini-trucks are factory redesigns of light automobiles, usually with monocoque bodies. Specialized designs with substantial frames such as the Italian Piaggio shown here are based upon Japanese designs (in this case by Daihatsu) and are popular for use in "old town" sections of European cities that often have very narrow alleyways. Regardless of the name, these small trucks serve a wide range of uses. In Japan, they are regulated under the Kei car laws, which allow vehicle owners a break on taxes for buying a smaller and less-powerful vehicle (currently, the engine is limited to 660 ccs {0.66L} displacement). These vehicles are used as on-road utility vehicles in Japan. These Japanese-made mini trucks that were manufactured for on-road use are competing with off-road ATVs in the United States, and import regulations require that these mini trucks have a 25 mph (40 km/h) speed governor as they are classified as low-speed vehicles. These vehicles have found uses in construction, large campuses (government, university, and industrial), agriculture, cattle ranches, amusement parks, and replacements for golf carts.Major mini truck manufacturers and their brands: Daihatsu Hijet, Honda Acty, Mazda Scrum, Mitsubishi Minicab, Subaru Sambar, Suzuki Carry
 
As with many things in Europe and Asia, the illusion of delicacy and proper manners always seems to attract tourists. Popular in Europe and Asia, mini trucks are factory redesigns of light automobiles with monochrome bodies. Such specialized designs with such great frames such as the Italian Piaggio, based upon Japanese designs. In this case it was based upon Japanese designs made by Daihatsu. These are very popular for use in "old town" sections of European cities, which often have very narrow alleyways. Despite whatever name they are called, these very light trucks serve a wide variety of purposes.
 
Yet, in Japan they are regulated under the Kei car laws, which allow vehicle owners a break in taxes for buying a small and less-powerful vehicle. Currently, the engine is limited to 660 cc [0.66L] displacement. These vehicles began being used as on-road utility vehicles in Japan. Classified as a low speed vehicle, these Japanese-made mini trucks were manufactured for on-road use for competing the the off-road ATVs in the United States. Import regulations require that the mini trucks have a 25 mph (40km/h) speed governor. Again, this is because they are low speed vehicles.
 
However, these vehicles have found numerous amounts of ways to help the community. They invest money into the government, universities, amusement parks, and replacements for golf cars. They have some major Japanese mini truck manufacturarers as well as brands such as: Daihatsu Hijet, Honda Acty, Mazda Scrum, Mitsubishit Minicab, Subaru Sambar, and Suzuki Carry.

Question The moving industry in the United States was deregulated with the Household Goods Transportation Act of 1980. This act allowed interstate movers to issue binding or fixed estimates for the first time. Doing so opened the door to hundreds of new moving companies to enter the industry. This led to an increase in competition and soon movers were no longer competing on services but on price. As competition drove prices lower and decreased what were already slim profit margins, "rogue" movers began hijacking personal property as part of a new scam. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) enforces Federal consumer protection regulations related to the interstate shipment of household goods (i.e., household moves that cross State lines). FMCSA has held this responsibility since 1999, and the Department of Transportation has held this responsibility since 1995 (the Interstate Commerce Commission held this authority prior to its termination in 1995).

Question The interstate moving industry in the United States maintains regulation by the FMCSA, which is part of the USDOT. With only a small staff (fewer than 20 people) available to patrol hundreds of moving companies, enforcement is difficult. As a result of such a small staff, there are in many cases, no regulations that qualify moving companies as 'reliable'. Without this guarantee, it is difficult to a consumer to make a choice. Although, moving companies can provide and often display a DOT license.

Question The United States' Interstate Highway System is full of bypasses and loops with the designation of a three-digit number. Usually beginning with an even digit, it is important to note that this pattern is highly inconsistent. For example, in Des Moines, Iowa the genuine bypass is the main route. More specifically, it is Interstate 35 and Interstate 80, with the loop into downtown Des Moines being Interstate 235. As it is illustrated in this example, they do not always consistently begin with an even number. However, the 'correct' designation is exemplified in Omaha, Nebraska. In Omaha, Interstate 480 traverses the downtown area, which is bypassed by Interstate 80, Interstate 680, and Interstate 95. Interstate 95 then in turn goes through Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Furthermore, Interstate 295 is the bypass around Philadelphia, which leads into New Jersey. Although this can all be rather confusing, it is most important to understand the Interstate Highway System and the role bypasses play.

Question A relatable reality t.v. show to the industry is the show Ice Road Truckers, which premiered season 3 on the History Channel in 2009. The show documents the lives of truck drivers working the scary Dalton Highway in Alaska. Following drivers as they compete to see which one of them can haul the most loads before the end of the season. It'll grab you with its mechanical problems that so many have experienced and as you watch them avoid the pitfalls of dangerous and icy roads!

Question The American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) is an influential association as an advocate for transportation. Setting important standards, they are responsible for publishing specifications, test protocols, and guidelines. All which are used in highway design and construction throughout the United States. Despite its name, the association represents more than solely highways. Alongside highways, they focus on air, rail, water, and public transportation as well.

Question As of January 1, 2000, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) was established as its own separate administration within the U.S. Department of Transportation. This came about under the "Motor Carrier Safety Improvement Act of 1999". The FMCSA is based in Washington, D.C., employing more than 1,000 people throughout all 50 States, including in the District of Columbia. Their staff dedicates themselves to the improvement of safety among commercial motor vehicles (CMV) and to saving lives.

Question There are many different types of trailers that are designed to haul livestock, such as cattle or horses. Most commonly used are the stock trailer, which is enclosed on the bottom but has openings at approximately. This opening is at the eye level of the animals in order to allow ventilation. A horse trailer is a much more elaborate form of stock trailer. Generally horses are hauled with the purpose of attending or participating in competition. Due to this, they must be in peak physical condition, so horse trailers are designed for the comfort and safety of the animals. They're typically well-ventilated with windows and vents along with specifically designed suspension. Additionally, horse trailers have internal partitions that assist animals staying upright during travel. It's also to protect other horses from injuring each other in transit. There are also larger horse trailers that may incorporate more specialized areas for horse tack. They may even include elaborate quarters with sleeping areas, bathroom, cooking facilities etc.

Question

In the moving industry, transportation logistics management is incredibly important. Essentially, it is the management that implements and controls efficiency, the flow of storage of goods, as well as services. This includes related information between the point of origin and the point of consumption to meet customer's specifications. Logistics is quite complex but can be modeled, analyzed, visualized, and optimized by simulation software. Generally, the goal of transportation logistics management is to reduce or cut the use of such resources. A professional working in the field of moving logistics management is called a logistician.

Question The Dwight D. Eisenhower National System of Interstate and Defense Highways is most commonly known as the Interstate Highway System, Interstate Freeway System, Interstate System, or simply the Interstate. It is a network of controlled-access highways that forms a part of the National Highway System of the United States. Named after President Dwight D. Eisenhower, who endorsed its formation, the idea was to have portable moving and storage. Construction was authorized by the Federal-Aid Highway Act of 1956. The original portion was completed 35 years later, although some urban routes were canceled and never built. The network has since been extended and, as of 2013, it had a total length of 47,856 miles (77,017 km), making it the world's second longest after China's. As of 2013, about one-quarter of all vehicle miles driven in the country use the Interstate system. In 2006, the cost of construction had been estimated at about $425 billion (equivalent to $511 billion in 2015).

Question

Although there are exceptions, city routes are interestingly most often found in the Midwestern area of the United States. Though they essentially serve the same purpose as business routes, they are different. They feature "CITY" signs as opposed to "BUSINESS" signs above or below route shields. Many of these city routes are becoming irrelevant for today's transportation. Due to this, they are being eliminated in favor of the business route designation.

Question The 1950's were quite different than the years to come. They were more likely to be considered "Knights of the Road", if you will, for helping stranded travelers. In these times truck drivers were envied and were viewed as an opposition to the book "The Organization Man". Bestseller in 1956, author William H. Whyte's novel describes "the man in the gray flannel suit", who sat in an office every day. He's describing a typical office style job that is very structured with managers watching over everyone. Truck drivers represented the opposite of all these concepts. Popular trucking songs glorified the life of drivers as independent "wanderers". Yet, there were attempts to bring back the factory style efficiency, such as using tachnographs. Although most attempts resulted in little success. Drivers routinely sabotaged and discovered new ways to falsify the machine's records.

Question

The term 'trailer' is commonly used interchangeably with that of a travel trailer or mobile home. There are varieties of trailers and manufactures housing designed for human habitation. Such origins can be found historically with utility trailers built in a similar fashion to horse-drawn wagons. A trailer park is an area where mobile homes are designated for people to live in.
 
In the United States, trailers ranging in size from single-axle dollies to 6-axle, 13 ft 6 in (4,115 mm) high, 53 ft (16,154 mm) in long semi-trailers is common. Although, when towed as part of a tractor-trailer or "18-wheeler", carries a large percentage of the freight. Specifically, the freight that travels over land in North America.

Question With the ending of World War I, several developments were made to enhance trucks. Such an example would be by putting pneumatic tires replaced the previously common full rubber versions. These advancements continued, including electric starters, power brakes, 4, 6, and 8 cylinder engines. Closed cabs and electric lighting followed. The modern semi-trailer truck also debuted. Additionally, touring car builders such as Ford and Renault entered the heavy truck market.