Government Agencies and Policies

Finding and Selecting Vendors

When choosing a driver, it is important to check that the company is licensed and bound by the US Department of Transportation (DOT). Carriers are licensed, regulated and regulated by the U.S. Department of Transportation and DOT. 

Check and ask for a DOT license number, check it and see if it is the same number as your current license.

The Interstate Commerce Commission, which once regulated many functions of shipping companies, was dissolved in 1995. It has been incorporated as DOT, and there is no direct link between DOT and the U.S. Department of Commerce or the Department of Commerce.

The ICC’s security functions were transferred to DOT when the division was created in 1966, but the ICC maintained its speed in creating and regulating functions. The boundary between deregulation and movement was limited by the 2010 Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act.

In 1994, the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Office of Surface Traffic Management was discontinued. The authority was dissolved in late 1995 and many of the remaining functions were transferred to the new National Surface Transport Board.

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