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Quick Answers to Frequently Asked Questions
In order to obtain both DOT numbers and MC numbers, all new Motor Carriers must submit their application to FMCSA. You must have the following before authority is given after the initial application is submitted:
You have to file a BOC-3 agent document (We’re taking care of this). In any proceedings brought against a motor carrier, broker or freight forwarder, an agent representative in each state is involved, to which court documentation can be provided.
Proof of liability insurance must be filed by your insurance company.
Interstate traffic consists of carriers and vehicles that travel across national lines. These are DOT-regulated and FMCSA-covered Interstate trucks.
Intrastate traffic consists of motors, such as garbage trucks and public transport buses operated within a single state. They are subject to state regulations rather than the DOT.
An exempt for-hire motor carrier is a carrier that hauls exempt property owned by others as a shared or contract carrier for reimbursement. Commodities may include but are not limited to unprocessed or unmanufactured goods, fruits, and vegetables. While subject to the same safety regulations, exempt interstate carriers are not subject to the same insurance filing requirements as common carriers and contract carriers.
A number issued by the federal government that represents compliance with interstate commerce federal regulations.
An MC number is a motor carrier number. It is a license issued by the DOT and administered by the FMCSA to for-hire carriers. You need it and it will become yours through the carrier authority process.
Understanding The Industry
There are a lot of acronyms, abbreviations, organizations, and regulations involved in operating as a carrier in the United States. Our purpose is to navigate the process of acquiring your carrier authority and to give you a better understanding of what all of these things mean. We eliminate the guesswork and provide you with a stable foundation to build your carrier business in confidence. We’re an open book and we’re ready to help you wherever and whenever we can. Don’t hesitate to look around at our FAQ section so that you can better understand the requirements that will ultimately regulate your business. Remember, you can always contact us for help along the way.