Get Your Operating Authority

Want to become an owner operator or start your own trucking company? Don’t let paperwork slow you down. Get everything you need, including your USDOT Number, Motor Carrier (MC) Number, and more, as part of our operating authority package.

Our Operating Authority Package

We can help you with everything you need to get your operating authority. Our package includes:

  1. MC Number
  2. USDOT Number
  3. BOC-3 Process Agent Filing
  4. Our getting started guide (a $49 value)
  5. 2 free hours of consulting from our coaches (a $140 value)

Need your operating authority? Give us a call!

Get Your Operating Authority

What is Operating Authority?

Operating authority is permission from the government to haul loads commercially for hire. There are two main pieces of your operating authority: a USDOT Number and MC Number. You need your operating authority if:

  • You want to start your own trucking company
  • You want to become an owner operator
  • You want to become a broker

You’ll also need your BOC-3 process agent filing and make sure your company can pass a new entrant safety audit.

Want to learn more about getting your operating authority? Check out Haulin Assets, our podcast all about getting behind the wheel and starting your trucking company. We talk about getting your operating authority in episode 3.

Why Choose Progressive Reporting to Get Your Operating Authority?

We know how confusing government regulations can be. That’s why we work directly with you to figure out what your new company needs and apply for your MC Number for you. When you work with Progressive Reporting, we:

  • Save you time. We get all the paperwork done for you, so you can focus on getting your truck on the road. Don’t let paperwork slow you down!
  • Save you money. Government regulations can be tricky. We make sure you don’t spend more than you have to. We find what you need (and even what you don’t), so you’re not spending more on registrations or taxes than necessary.
  • Give you peace of mind. Your business is unique, which is why we focus on doing the work right the first time. We believe in the work smarter not harder method, which means we take the time needed to get the paperwork filled out correctly, so you don’t have to worry about fines for mistakes in your paperwork.

Don’t work with more than one company to become an owner operator. We are a one-stop shop when it comes to obtaining the authority you need to become an owner operator or start your own trucking company. We stand firmly behind putting our client’s success in front of our own.

What You Can Expect From Us

When you call Progressive Reporting, we can get your USDOT Number and MC Number the same day you apply. Just give us a call, and our coaches can help walk you through the necessary paperwork. We are happy to take the time to answer all your questions, not only about the FMCSA Registration process, but all that it takes to start and run a successful trucking company.

What Next?

Once we’ve filled out the application for your USDOT Number and MC Number, it takes a minimum of 21 days for your authority to become active. During that time, we can help you:

When your authority has become active, you’ll also need to prepare for the DOT New Entrant Safety Audit as part of FMCSA’s New Entrant Safety Assurance Program. We can help with that, too!


The staff at progressive reporting made getting my authority very very easy they are highly knowledgeable and a pleasure to do business with
I would highly recommend them to anyone seeking dot authority they do it all and no worries.

- Roy Bottorff

Have Questions? Give us a Call!

If you have any questions about becoming an owner operator or starting your own trucking company give us a call! Our coaches are happy to answer any questions you have about the process of starting your own company.

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- Steve W. – Carrollton, TX

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I had a goal of starting my own trucking company for some time, but was nervous about all the regulations I couldn’t possibly know about. So when I came across the YouTube video explaining Progressive Reporting Agency’s process, I knew this was the company to go with. Tyler explained everything in appropriate detail and followed up with me when I had questions. I am very satisfied with the service and overall sense of caring that Progressive Reporting has shown me.

- Tim S. – Delaware, OH

We would like to thank each and everyone for helping us get our business started. We have just passed our audit with DOT. NO VIOLATIONS!!!! Thank ya’ll so much for going above and beyond to help us. It’s very much appreciated.

- Greg F. – Azle, TX

We had no idea how to get our trucking company started. A friend referred us to Progressive Reporting Agency and they have been fantastic to work with. They broke everything down so we knew exactly what we needed to do and how much it was going to cost. Once we decided to move forward, they took care of everything and it was a smooth process. Now that we are going, the customer service continues to be great, they are always willing to help and educate me, no matter how many times I call. Thanks for being such an honest company.

- Janice R. – Arlington, TX

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