The Ohio Department of Transportation constructs and maintains the state transportation system. ODOT is not responsible for commercial vehicle regulations, registration, licensing, inspections, or insurance. However, below are some resources that may be helpful for commercial vehicle drivers and industry partners.
Common Trucking Resources
Commercial Driver Licenses (CDLs)
The Ohio BMV issues commercial driver licenses (CDLs) and administers related tests.
Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA)
FMCSA is responsible for USDOT numbers, hazmat registration, medical and drug testing requirements, and other federal trucking regulations.
Special Hauling Permits
ODOT issues special hauling permits for oversized loads traveling through the state of Ohio.
Public Utilities Commission of Ohio (PUCO)
PUCO regulates trucking in Ohio. PUCO is responsible for intrastate motor carrier registration, safety complaints, compliance reviews, and more.