OSOW Permit Applications Go All Electronic
Beginning Monday, Jan. 3, MCS will accept OSOW permit request applications through the MoDOT Carrier Express online system only. Missouri is the last state in the region to move to all-electronic application. 
If you are a carrier who has only applied for a permit by phone, be sure to access your MCE account between now and January. Visit www.modot.org/mce to login or to find instructions on how to obtain a userID. We suggest that if you need a permit between now and January, you call with the login page on your computer screen so our agent can walk you through the process.

Look to our website, www.modot.org/mcs to find help when using MoDOT Carrier Express. Guides such as our OSOW Online Application Guide give step-by-step instruction on application basics.
New MoDOT Carrier Express credentialing system
to arrive Feb. 23
Installation requires closure
Expect easier-to-use apportioned license plate, fuel tax return and intrastate authority credentialing functions this February when MoDOT unveils the new MoDOT Carrier Express' credentialing system in early 2022.

In order to remove the old and install the new system, MoDOT will close the credentialing functions of the online MoDOT Carrier Express system beginning at 11 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 16, 2022. We will spend the next days closing out the current modules, then installing and preparing the improved system. It will go online at 7:30 a.m., Wednesday, Feb. 23.
While the IRP, IFTA and intrastate operating authority programs are out of service, MCS credentialing agents will be unavailable for telephone or in-person assistance.

Oversize Overweight and Safety & Compliance functions will remain unchanged during these days. OSOW agents and MCS investigators will answer calls for their programs, only.

For more details and upcoming training videos, please visit www.modot.org/newMCEcred
MCS by the numbers
As one of the few one-stop government shops in the country, MoDOT MCS has the pleasure of assisting Missouri's carrier community with everything from safety audits to credentialing to payments and refunds.
Check out some of the statistics we post in a typical year in this online overview.
Mark it MCS
When mailing an item to MoDOT MCS, please include our division name or abbreviation (MCS) in the address. This will help your items arrive in our office more quickly.

MoDOT Motor Carrier Services
PO Box 270
Jefferson City, MO 65102
FMCSA Releases
"How to Register" Video

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration produced a video to help new motor carriers and others learn how to complete registration in their online Unified Registration System (URS).

This is the first in a planned series of FMCSA videos designed to provide clear guidance. Other topics will include different categories of registration, types of operating authority, cargo types and vetting programs.

Visit fmcsa.dot.gov often to stay up-to-date.
2022 UCR registration is now open
Fees for Unified Carrier Registration remain the same as those for 2021.
Registration must be completed electronically.
Visit the UCR National Registration System at www.ucr.gov. Complete payment online or select the option to pay by check.

For support or questions, call MoDOT Motor Carrier Services at 1-866-831-6277 or send an email to ContactMCS@modot.mo.gov
Enforcement of the 2022 UCR registration program begins Jan. 1. In many jurisdictions, the penalty for failure to register exceeds the UCR fee. Please complete UCR registration by year’s end. 
PLEASE NOTE: MoDOT offices are closed Friday, Dec. 31 in observance of New Year's Day. Payments and year-end business can be completed ONLINE ONLY on Dec. 31.
Dates to Note
14 - MCS Annual holiday luncheon - The office will close between noon and 1 p.m.
24 - Christmas Day observed - MoDOT offices closed
31 - New Year’s Day observed – MoDOT offices closed
31 - Several credentials expire
  • 2021 OSOW Blanket permits expire
  • 2021 IFTA license expires
  • 2021 Intrastate Authority stickers expire
  • 2021 Unified Carrier Registration expires

1 - 2022 IFTA decals must be displayed
17 - Martin Luther King, Jr. Day - MoDOT offices closed
1-31 IFTA 4th Quarter 2021 filing period & IFTA Annual Filers 2021 filing period

11 - Lincoln Day observed (Friday) - MoDOT offices closed
16-23 - New MoDOT Carrier Express credentialing system cutover. No access to IRP, IFTA or OPA functions online and no access to MCS credentialing agents.
OSOW functions and agents and Safety & Compliance investigators operate normally.
21 - Washington’s Birthday – MoDOT offices closed

1 - Carriers with apportioned plates that expire Mar. 31 must pay renewal fees by this date.
MoDOT Offices Closed

Fri., Dec 24 - Christmas Day (Observed)

Fri., Dec 31 - New Years Day (Observed)
Mon., Jan. 17 - Martin Luther King, Jr.'s Birthday
Fri., Feb. 11 - Lincoln's Birthday
Mon., Feb. 21 - Washington's Birthday
Mon., May 9 - Truman Day
Mon., May 30 - Memorial Day
Mon., June 20 - Juneteenth
Mon., July 4 - Independence Day
Mon., Sept. 5 - Labor Day
Mon., Oct. 10 - Columbus Day
Fri., Nov. 11 - Veterans Day
Thurs., Nov. 24 - Thanksgiving Day
Mon., Dec. 26 - Christmas (Observed)
During these periods, oversized loads are not allowed to use Missouri highways.

Christmas - Dec. 24 - Dec. 27
New Year's Day - Dec. 31 - Jan. 3, 2022

Memorial Day - May 27 - May 31
Independence Day - July 3 - July 5
Labor Day - Sept. 4 - Sept. 6
Thanksgiving - Nov. 23 - Nov. 28
Christmas - Dec. 23 - Dec. 26
New Year's Day - Dec. 30 - Jan. 2, 2023

Restricted periods begin at noon on the first day and end 30 minutes before sunrise on the last day.