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.*

Contact Commercial Motor Vehicle at: 785-296-3621

        *This location does NOT process IRP registrations*

    For a listing of IRP and CMV Locations please visit:

    Additional information can be found at: - The official Web site of the trucking industry