On January 1, 2024, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) implemented a significant change in how you access their portal. This change is driven by the need to enhance security measures and implement multifactor authentication – a move that’s becoming increasingly common to enhance security. The FMCSA is no exception. Your current User ID and password will be disabled on December 31, 2023. That’s right, they’ll no longer be valid for accessing the FMCSA Portal. Instead, all users must log in via Login.gov or MyAccess starting from January 1, 2024.

But don’t worry, setting up your Login.gov account is straightforward. Just enter your email address at https://secure.login.gov/sign_up/enter_email to begin. (See instructions below)

We know what you’re thinking: “What about my Clearinghouse account?” Well, here’s the good news. If you’re using the same email for your FMCSA and Clearinghouse accounts, then you’re all set – you don’t need to do anything else. But if you have different emails for each, then action is needed. Both emails must match to ensure uninterrupted access.

We know that sometimes, words just can’t capture the essence of a process as well as visuals so we’ll show how it is:

  1. The NEW FMCSA login page

2. New login area replacing the current login screen

3. This is the OLD FMCSA Portal that will be deactivated January 1st

4. The new Clearinghouse website looks almost the same!

Please note that if you have the same email on your FMCSA and Clearinghouse account you’re all set. If you have a different email on FMCSA and a different email on Clearinghouse, you need to take action now!

BOTH emails must match

If you’re feeling unsure or need assistance with updating the emails on your FMCSA or Clearinghouse portal, don’t hesitate to reach out. Translab is here to help you navigate through this transition smoothly. Service fee is $55 and it only applies to carriers that REQUIRE the email addresses to be updated to match.

Remember, these changes are about more than just a new login procedure. They’re about ensuring that our digital world is as secure as possible. So let’s embrace them, confident in the knowledge that we’re taking steps towards a safer online experience.