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Get Your Own Carrier Authority

What Is Required?

All new entrant Motor Carriers must submit an application package to obtain both a DOT Number and an MC Number.

After the initial application has been submitted, before the authority will be granted a BOC-3 Blanket Agent listing must be filed. This is a representative agent in each state upon whom court papers may be served in any proceeding brought against a motor carrier, broker, or freight forwarder.
Your insurance company must file proof of liability insurance.
How Much Insurance Is Required?

The FMCSA minimum requirement for insurance is for $750,000 of liability insurance. The requirement for cargo insurance was eliminated in the spring of 2012. However, from a practical standpoint, most shippers and brokers will require that you have $1,000,000 of liability insurance and $100,000 of cargo insurance before they will even consider using your services. We can usually recommend some insurance agents for you if you don't know who to call.
How Fast Can I Get My Own Authority?

As long as you get your insurance recorded no later than 10 business days from when your motor carrier application is submitted, your authority will be issued on the 15th business day.
How We Can Help.

We will file the application package for you electronically and obtain both your DOT Number and MC Number the same day we file and handle the Process Agent Filing (BOC-3). We will be available to help you in any way we can and answer any questions you might have before, during and after the application process. We are available for you 7 days per week so getting an application started or questions answered on a weekend is not a problem.
How Much Will It Cost?

The cost is $515.00. This includes the filing fee, the required BOC-3 Process Agent filing and access to the following 4 loadboards for one year FREE: loadsolutions.com, freight-terminal.com, hotshotcarrier.com, stepdeckcarriers.com. Hopefully these loadboards will help you to get started and help keep you loaded. Our Load Solutions site will be of special interest to you as it has a huge database of shippers throughout the country. This can be extremely helpful in your home area because you are a local carrier. You can also use the database to find shippers in areas where you need loads on a regular basis.
Should I setup an LLC (Limited Liability Company)?

Setting up a corporation or an LLC is an option you should consider because it can protect you from personal liability if something bad happens. If you are planning on setting up an LLC for your business you can file for your authority at the same time the LLC is being formed.

If you decide to form an LLC company, we can help you determine if the name you want to use is available before you file for your authority. We can also answer questions you may have and help you get your company formed and coordinate that with the filing for your authority. You are welcome to call us 7 days a week and we will be happy to answer your questions.
What else do I need?

You need to file a Universal Carrier Registration {UCR). This registers your company to operate in the 41 states that require it. The UCR replaced the Single State registration that used to require registering in each state individually. The registration is required every year and the cost goes up in steps based on how many trucks you have.

We can typically handle this for you a day or two after we file for your motor carrier authority or you can wait until you are ready to operate. The cost is $120 for 1 or 2 trucks. The cost increases in steps as your fleet size increases. This registration must also be done at the end of each year for the following year.
Ready To Get Started?

You can call and give us the information over the phone but it is better to take a few minutes and complete the following application form. This will give us the basic information that is needed and eliminates the chance of spelling errors. When you submit the form, please call us so we can review it with you and we need to talk about the cargo classifications you anticipate hauling. Then, if you are ready, we can file for your authority and we will have your DOT and MC numbers in a few hours.
Application for Motor Carrier Authority

Shown below is an application that will provide us with basic information that is needed to file for your authority. After submitting the form, please contact us at 239-603-6080.

Application for Motor Carrier Authority

Shown below is an application that will provide us with basic information that is needed to file for your authority.

After completing the form, please contact us at 239-603-6080.

AUTHORITY: The cost to obtain your authority is $515. This includes both a DOT and a MC number, the filing fee, the BOC-3 and access to the following 4 loadboards for one year FREE: loadsolutions.com, freight-terminal.com, hotshotcarrier.com & stepdeckcarriers.com. Hopefully these loadboards will help you to find loads to get started and help keep stay loaded.

UNIFIED CARRIER REGISTRATION: The day after we file, we can generally take care of the UCR registration for you if you want to get it out of the way. The cost for 1 or 2 trucks is $120. You can delay this filing until you are ready to start operating but it is important that you don't forget it as it is something enforcement officials always watch for.

EXPEDITED SERVICE: If you would like a copy of your license the morning it is issued, we can setup an expediting service to provide you with a PDF copy of your MC license the morning it is approved so you don't have to wait another 7 to 10 days for your license to arrive in the mail. The cost for this expedited service is $30.


*Type of Authority:
*UCR - (Unified Carrier Registration):
*Expedited Service:
Your Name:
Your Phone Number:
* EMAIL ADDRESS:

COMPANY INFORMATION
Applicant 1: Name and Title
Applicant 2: Name and Title (Not Required)  
Type of Business:
State of Incorporation If_Applicable: 
Business Name:
Business Phone:
Cell Phone:
Business Fax:

SOC. SEC. NUMBER OR TAX EIN NUMBER
SOCIAL SECURITY NBR:
OR FEDERAL TAX ID:

PHYSICAL ADDRESS
Street Address:
City:
State:
Zip Code:

MAILlNG ADDRESS
Street Address:
City:
State:
Zip Code:

EQUIPMENT AND DRIVERS
Number of Trucks:
Number of Trailers:
How Many Drivers:
How Many will have CDL:

WEBSITE LOGIN INFORMATION
(For 1 Year Free Access to Our Loadboards)
Username:
Password:

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NOTE: Please call 239-603-6020 after you hit the send button. We need to review the information you submitted and discuss the cargo classifications you anticipate hauling.

 



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