Owners are instructed to make an appointment at the dealership if they are interested in using the new features and apps.Dealerships also should plan to update vehicles currently in inventory during the PDI process so new owners have the latest software when they take delivery.Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) requires all entities under its jurisdiction to update their information every two years.
TIP: If the message “The following update file is invalid SMD file” is displayed, follow the steps in #PI0914 to change the date and time to continue programming.
When the update info screen appears, select Update. 5) The USB 2.0 flash drive must be installed into the vehicle before selecting “Update Info.” Do not remove the USB flash drive while the update is in progress.
Fig 5 Once the USB programming has been completed successfully and all the steps in the programming procedure are completed, verify that there are two new icons (Bring Go and Tune In) displayed on the smartphone link screen.
If the next-to-last digit of the USDOT Number is even, the motor carrier or intermodal equipment provider shall file its update in every even-numbered calendar year.
Important note for hard copy registrations: Forms must be received by FMCSA on or before the date your Biennial Update is due to avoid deactivation of your USDOT number and the assessment of civil penalties. Registration forms can also be downloaded here or you can request to have a pre-printed form mailed to you by calling FMCSA Support Services at 1-800-832-5660 (Select option 1 (US DOT number questions), then press zero to speak to an agent).