Getting your Motor Carrier Authority can be a daunting and complex process, and will distract you from more important tasks. We make this easy for you by providing exemplary service that takes the time to educate you and answer all your questions, not only about the FMCSA Registration process, but all that it takes to start and run a successful trucking company. We ensure you have everything in place so your Operating Authority is 100% complete and you are running in compliance with all DOT Authority rules and regulations. We are your One-Stop-Shop to help you run your business properly. We stand firmly behind putting our clients success in front of our own. We are in business to make your trucking company profitable and prosperous; by doing so, we gain our success. Want to know if business ownership is right for you, click here to see if this article will help you make up your mind.
We’ll help with everything from organizing your business into a Sole Proprietor, LLC or Corporation; to making sure you have all the state and federal permits you need to legally haul for hire. Your situation is unique, give us a call and we’ll customize a plan with you. For more tips about getting started check out our blog.
The First Step: Protect Your Assets
The first step we recommend is to form either a Corporation or an LLC (Limited Liability Company). Creating a business entity for your trucking company instead of conducting business under your own name is a critical first step. Having such an entity helps protect your personal assets like your home and your personal banking accounts. We can help you with this task as part of getting your MC Authority. Give us a call and we can explain this more in depth.
The Next Step: Get Your Authority
Next, we’ll help you apply for your Trucking Authority by applying for your FMCSA Registration. We will be able to get you your USDOT Number and MC Number on the same day you apply, but it takes a minimum of 21 days for your Motor Carrier Authority to become active. That will give you time to get insurance, complete all the drug and alcohol requirements, and any other registration requirements you may have. Because every situation is a little different, we’ll ensure you are moving in the right direction.
Our New Motor Carrier Authority Package includes all of the following:
- MC Number
- US DOT Number
- BOC-3 Process Agent Filing
- Our Getting Started Guide (A $49.00 Value)
- Receive 2 free hours of consulting from our staff (A $140 Value)
- Piece of mind knowing everything is taken care of
You can learn more about getting your operating authority in episode 3 of our podcast Haulin Assets.