News On Wheels
MoDOT MCS Adjusts Business Hours
MoDOT Motor Carrier Services will change its business hours on March 16.

MCS telephones will then be answered from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.(CT).

Visitors to the office can receive walk-in service between 7:30 a.m., and 3 p.m.

Those who arrive between 3 and 4 p.m. can choose to return to the office on a future date or drop off the paperwork.

The change comes as MCS shifts its resources to cover core hours. As a result, more agents will be available during the busiest hours. 
Go Online! – MCS Offers Instruction Sheets and Training
We're always happy to talk to you, but if you're looking for the most efficient way to complete most transactions, be sure to use MoDOT Carrier Express, our 24-hour online system at www.modot.org/MCE . Find a link to instructions on obtaining a User ID and password on the MoDOT Carrier Express on that page.

Helpful step-by-step instructions are available on the MoDOT Motor Carrier Services website.

Visit www.modot.org/MCS , then choose a program (e.g. IRP, IFTA, etc.) from the menu. The instructions found on the individual program pages will guide you through the steps to complete most functions. OSOW carriers can find step-by-step guides by logging into MCE, clicking Help and searching for a function or topic.

In addition, we offer Motor Carrier Credentials Training, which includes instruction on how to use MoDOT Carrier Express to conduct business with our office online. Visit www.modot.org/safety-credentials-training to enroll in a free class. Upcoming sessions are scheduled at our Jefferson City office on the following dates:
April 15 May 13 June 17 July 15
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MCS sends message received notices
When you submit a fax or send us an email, it’s natural to wonder if your message arrived safely.
Rest assured, within 15 minutes, you should receive a confirmation fax or email, letting you know your document(s) arrived.
Please resist the urge to call to confirm receipt until 30 minutes have passed with no “message received” notice from us.
We hate for you to wait on hold while a confirmation is on its way back to you. Looking for the message first will also help keep MoDOT agents available for faster service when you call for other reasons. Thanks for your cooperation. 
The 2020 UCR registration period is now open
For the third consecutive year, businesses subject to UCR will see a reduction in fees. The fee reductions for 2018-2020 are based on recommendations from the UCR Board of Directors to FMCSA following several years of higher than expected collections.

UCR Registration at  www.ucr.gov
The UCR National Registration System  (www.ucr.gov ) is ready to handle registrations. For support or questions, call 1-866-831-6277 or send an email to  ContactMCS@modot.mo.gov
If you are logged in to MoDOT Carrier Express, MoDOT’s online system, you can also reach the national UCR system by clicking the UCR tab.

All registration and payment must be completed electronically through a method of the user's choice.

UCR Recommends Enforcement Start on June 1, 2020
State enforcement of the UCR registration requirements commonly begins January 1. But since the opening of the 2020 registration period was delayed several months due to a delay in the approval of fees, the UCR board requested states delay enforcement until June 1, 2020.
I-70 Bridge work to restrict lanes at St. Louis/St. Charles
Eastbound bridge redecking will reduce available lanes through fall
Interstate 70 travelers in the St. Louis area will encounter a major work zone at the Blanchette Bridge over the Missouri River at mile marker 229 this spring through the fall.

While the eastbound bridge receives a new deck, both directions of travel will be impacted.

Two eastbound lanes will move onto the westbound bridge and two eastbound lanes will remain on the eastbound bridge during construction.

The westbound bridge will also carry three lanes of westbound traffic.

Reduced lane availability and work zone speed limits will greatly slow traffic.

Commercial motor vehicle drivers are encouraged to use Mo. Route 370 as an alternate route to avoid congestion and save time.

Route 370 roughly parallels I-70 and carries three lanes in each direction.
It connects with I-70 at MM 224 and with I-270 at MM 22.

MoDOT's Traveler Information map - http://traveler.modot.org/map/ - and the free app version provide real-time traffic information. Choose the traffic information toggle to see and indication of current traffic speed.

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Save time by saving OSOW vehicle information in MCE
Do you use the same equipment to haul oversize overweight loads? Do yourself a favor - save the vehicle information in MCE - and simply recall it for future moves. It's easy:
  • Log in to MCE
  • Click the OSOW tab
  • Find HELP on blue ribbon at the page top
  • Search – Create Vehicle Record
  • Receive step-by-step instruction on how to store vehicle information 
The next time you order an OSOW permit, log in, enter the OSOW application, find My Vehicles and choose the unit from your list.
MoDOT supports national effort to fight human trafficking
MoDOT joined with other transportation stakeholders to help fight human trafficking, an effort that U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao said called for renewed focus through the Transportation Leaders Against Human Trafficking pledge.

“We appreciate Secretary Chao’s leadership on this important issue which reinforces and compliments regional efforts underway,” MoDOT Director Patrick McKenna said. “We are committed to educating our employees and raising public awareness of human trafficking issues impacting our state and nation.”

2020 marks the 20-year anniversary of the passage of the Trafficking Victim’s Protection Act of 2000. In 2019, Missouri ranked 12th nationally with 178 reported human trafficking cases.
FMCSA Extends Compliance Date for Entry-Level Driver Training
FMCSA amended its December 8, 2016, final rule, "Minimum Training Requirements for Entry-Level Commercial Motor Vehicle Operators", by extending the compliance date for the rule from February 7, 2020, to February 7, 2022.

The additional time allows FMCSA to complete development of the Training Provider Registry. The TPR will allow training providers to self-certify that they meet the training requirements and will provide the electronic interface that will receive and store entry-level driver training certification information from training providers and transmit that information to the State Driver Licensing Agencies.

The extension also provides states more time to modify their information technology and complete other tasks. FMCSA is delaying the entire ELDT final rule, as opposed to a partial delay as proposed, due to delays in implementation of the TPR that were not foreseen when the proposed rule was published.

F ree Training Available to Missouri Carriers

Safety Training - An in-depth look at safety regulations and recordkeeping requirements for motor carriers. Improve safety management. Update your knowledge. Approximately 4 hours.
Call 1-866-831-6277, option 6 or  CLICK HERE TO ENROLL   in a class. 

March 19 - Jefferson City
April 7 - Chesterfield
May 7 - Lee's Summit

Motor Carrier Credentials Training - Learn how to obtain all the credentials you need to operate legally, how to renew your credentials and how to handle fuel tax filing. See how to save time and money using MoDOT Carrier Express to conduct business online.
To enroll in Motor Carrier Credentials Training, call 1-866-831-6277, option 2 or  CLICK HERE TO ENROLL   in a class.  

April 15 - Jefferson City
May 13 - Jefferson City
June 17 - Jefferson City
July 15 - Jefferson City

Attendance is limited to two representatives per company. 
Classes with low registration rates may be canceled and only those registered will be notified.
Dates of Note
March
31 - Last day of UCR 2020 grace period.
April
1- 30 - IFTA 2020 1st quarter file filing period
1 -Carriers with apportioned plates that expire June 30 must file an IRP renewal application by this date. After this day, a late fee applies.
15 - Last day for Household Goods and Passenger Intrastate motor carriers to submit annual financial statements.
20-24 - National Work Zone Awareness Week
May
8 - Truman Day - MoDOT offices are closed.
25 - Memorial Day - MoDOT offices are closed.
June
1 – Carriers whose apportioned plates expire June 30, pay by today to avoid a late fee.
1 - UCR 2020 enforcement begins.
July
3 - Independence Day (observed). All MoDOT, federal, city and county offices are closed.
1-31 – IFTA 2nd quarter 2020 fuel tax filing period.
MISSOURI STATE HOLIDAYS
MoDOT Offices Closed

Fri., May 8 - Truman Day
Mon., May 25 - Memorial Day
Fri., July 3 - Independence Day (Observed)
Mon., Sept. 7 - Labor Day
OSOW HOLIDAY RESTRICTIONS
During these periods, oversized loads are not allowed to use Missouri highways.
Memorial Day - May 22 - May 26
Independence Day - July 3 - July 6
Labor Day - Sept. 4 - Sept. 8
Thanksgiving - Nov. 25 - Nov. 30
Christmas - Dec. 24 - Dec. 28
Restricted periods begin at noon on the first day and end 30 minutes before sunrise on the last day.