Motor Carrier Services (MCS) serves the California vehicle industry by issuing Motor Carrier Permits (MCPs), overseeing commercial vehicle licensing and registration, managing the Employer Pull Notice (EPN) program, and more.
In This Section
Drivers who transport property, operate large commercial vehicles, transport hazardous materials, or operate vehicles requiring a commercial driver’s license need to get an MCP.
Commercial Vehicle Registration
Find information about registering commercial vehicles, including vehicle categories, registration steps, requirements, weight regulations, and fees.
Commercial Vehicle Licensing
Drivers need a commercial driver’s license (CDL) in order to operate commercial vehicles. Learn more about getting a CDL, requirements, and employer programs.
The EPN program helps promote road safety by giving employers the ability to monitor the driving records of employees who drive for them.
Records and Information
DMV maintains records of vehicle registrations, accident reports, MCP holders, information on driver license applications, and more.
Interstate Carrier Program (ICP)
The ICP allows qualified businesses to remotely process International Registration Plan (IRP) transactions. Find requirements and information about applying for the program.
Private Carrier of Passengers (PCP) Certificate Program
The PCP Certificate Program helps ensure that private carriers who transport passengers are qualified, operate safely, and have the necessary insurance.
Need something else?
The occupational licensing branch of California DMV is responsible for licensing and monitoring a wide range of motor vehicle related businesses and individuals.
Resources & Links
View real-time traffic cams and maps, find contact information for other state agencies, review requirements for motor carrier permits, and more.
Contact us if you have any questions about registering commercial vehicles, licensing requirements, or any of our programs. We are here to help!