Commercial Vehicle Section


(916) 843-3400


P.O. Box 942898
Sacramento , CA 94298-0001


8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Commercial Motor Carrier Safety Unit Area Information

Click here to contact your local Motor Carrier Safety Unit (MCSU) or Commercial Unit (CU) for questions regarding motor carrier profiles or for area specific questions.

Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance

CVSA Emergency Declarations Portal -  Stay up to date with Emergency Declarations throughout the United States, Mexico, and Canada. 

Motor Carrier Property Permit
Click here to renew your Motor Carrier Property Permit.
Click here to lookup active Motor Carrier Permits.
Click here for Motor Carrier Property Permit frequently asked questions.
Click here to voluntarily withdraw your Motor Carrier Property Permit.

NOTE: Section 34623 (h) of the California Vehicle Code states “ A motor carrier of property may not operate a commercial motor vehicle on any public highway in this state during any period its motor carrier of property permit is suspended pursuant to this division.”

Uniform Carrier Registration

Click here to renew your Uniform Carrier Registration (UCR).

Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration

Click here for information on how to apply for a USDOT number.
Click here for information on how to update your USDOT number.
Click here for Data Quality Challenges.

Our Mission

The mission of the California Highway Patrol (CHP) is to provide the highest level of Safety, Service, and Security to the people of California.  An indispensable component of that mission is an effective and proactive commercial vehicle safety and enforcement program.  The large presence of commercial vehicles in this state results in approximately 30 million miles of travel every day.  For that reason, the CHP has established a goal of preventing the loss of life, injuries, and property damage through an innovative commercial vehicle safety program.  This program encompasses enforcement, education, and partnerships to minimize the disastrous results from collisions involving commercial vehicles.  The CHP’s Commercial Vehicle Section provides assistance regarding the safe operation and enforcement of commercial vehicles.

Federal Title VI Compliance Admonition

Carrier Inspection Results

The California Highway Patrol provides the public with information regarding the outcome of motor carrier and terminal safety inspections performed in the State of California.  To access carrier safety inspection results, click on the Carrier Inspection Results link under Programs and Services, on the right.  Please use the parameters provided to search for the motor carrier for which you wish to view inspection results.  Once results of the search are returned, click on the plus sign (+) next to the CA / MCP # and you will be redirected to safety inspection results for the motor carrier.

Child Safety Alert System

Pursuant to Section 28160(c) of the California Vehicle Code External link , a list of frequently asked questions regarding the Child Safety Alert System (CSAS) has been provided below.  Additional information pertaining to CSAS is found in Section 1294 of Title 13 of the California Code of Regulations.

Regulatory Actions

Please visit the CHP Regulatory Actions web page for recently proposed or adopted regulations affecting the operation of commercial vehicles within California.


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