The Motor Carrier Registration Unit of the Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) Division of Motor Vehicles (DMV) has developed an interactive Motor Carrier Start-Up Packet to help new trucking companies comply with federal and state regulations. The packet, available as an interactive PDF online or download to print from wisconsindmv.gov/trucking, includes forms and links to web pages to help new operators get their businesses rolling.
“Wisconsin’s businesses need an increasing number of truck drivers to move freight. This informative packet walks new motor carriers through the entire process to help get them get on the road more quickly,” said Jay Sween, Motor Carrier Services section chief.
DMV’s Motor Carrier Start-Up Packet is organized in the order new motor carriers would begin and run their operation. Drivers will benefit from the 511wi.govlink to the new trucker information site. Seasoned drivers will find interesting links to the e-Credential Pilot project (a test to provide law enforcement with electronic credentials upon request) and WisDOT’s Truck Parking Information Management System.
This interactive guide also links to WisDOT’s Motor Carrier YouTube playlist for tutorials on how to fill out required state and federal paperwork. Some videos, like the Uniform Carrier Registration (UCR), are not state specific while others address important information to run their Wisconsin business, such as how to establish a State of Wisconsin Web Access Management System (WAMS) account.
“Wisconsin leads the way again in its focus on compliance by being proactive with a packet of information for any motor carrier conducting operations in our state,” said Ellen Voie, president of Women in Trucking Association, Inc. “This information is comprehensive, informative and easily understandable for any carrier, whether they have one truck or a hundred.”