Commercial Motor Vehicle
Definition of a Commercial Vehicle:
A commercial vehicle is any self-propelled or towed motor vehicle engaged in commerce
■ that is used to transport property or passengers when the vehicle
■ has a gross vehicle weight or gross combination vehicle weight of 10,001 pounds or more or
■ is designed or used to transport 15 or more passengers, including the driver or
■ is used to transport hazardous materials in a quantity requiring placarding.
Your vehicles are operating in furtherance of commerce if any of the following apply to you:
(1) Money earned is declared as income from a business for tax purposes;
(2) Costs for the underlying activities are deducted as a business expense for tax purposes;
(3) Products and/or money is accepted for advertising a sponsor;
(4) The transport vehicle is being used in the furtherance of a commercial operation.
Do I need a USDOT Number to register my vehicles?
If your commercial vehicles travel outside of Kansas you will need to have a USDOT number.
If your vehicles fit the definition of a Commercial Vehicle, are engaged in the furtherance of Commerce and do not fall under one of the exemptions, you need a USDOT number.
*If registered weight is under 26,000 pounds a USDOT number is not required.*
*This location does NOT process IRP registrations*
For a listing of IRP and CMV Locations please visit: https://www.ksrevenue.org/dovcmvlocations.html
Additional information can be found at: TruckingKS.org - The official Web site of the trucking industry