GETTING YOUR OWN AUTHORITY
FOLLOW THESE EASY STEPS TO GET YOUR OWN AUTHORITY
Create your business name.
Register your business as a llc, corporation, or sole proprietor.
IF registered as a sole proprietor, you can file for a DBA name ( doing business as )
If registered as an LLC or Corporation, you will NEED an EIN ( TAX ID# )
Apply for your DOT# HERE
FMCSA- Federal Motor Carrier Safety Association
Average cost to apply for your DOT is about $300.00 + fees
If you plan to cross state lines, you will need to get your MC#
Mandatory waiting period is 21 days for MC# to become active
The BMC-91X is a form the insurance company uses to file with FMCSA that guarantees the insured has enough liability coverage required for the motor carrier.
Apply for your MC# with the OP-1 form HERE - $300.00
File your BOC-3 HERE DOT Compliance | National Trucking Compliance Services | United States (ntcshelp.com)
You only need this if you have an MC# and plan on crossing state lines
We recommend using BOC-3 process agents. HERE DOT Compliance |
TXDot – Texas Residents or other motor carriers that pick up and drop off in the State of Texas
Get your insurance from American Truck Insurance at 888-409-7387
Check your operating status on safer HERE
INTERSTATE Authority will show “Authorized for property” as operating status on SAFER .
IINTRASTATE Authority will show Active as operating status on SAFER.
OR, if you are not comfortable doing it yourself click HERE for help and NATIONAL Trucking Compliance Services will be more than happy to do it for you.
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