Did you just apply for your own authority and wondering...now what? You're not alone. This process sounds simple in the beginning and then you begin to realize there are so many pieces how will you possibly put this all together!
Well you're in luck! I'm here to share with you your next step!
Here's what the FMCSA doesn't tell you!
You filed for your authority with the FMCSA, paid your fees (hopefully not too much), and received your DOT #. But wait...where is your MC number? Why can't you see that today?
Well you can...sort of. It's embedded in your MCS-150 form until the FMCSA releases all of the data...tomorrow. Yes, you can wait until tomorrow to view all of the info on the Licensing & Insurance web page.
To tell you the truth, I'm not sure why all of this is so confusing other than it's how the government rolls. I've spent the last 31 years trying to make this process simple for my clients by creating checklists, charts and videos.
So let's go back to when you get the screen that assigns your USDOT number. Are you done? Nope! This is only the beginning. You still have a few pieces left before you're ready to file your insurance/bond and become active with the FMCSA.
Another issue I see that's really common is applicants simply pay too much to the FMCSA and immediately have to find a way to fix their authority application. If this is you, we can help. We fix many authority applications daily to help nail down the foundation of the authority so they can move on and actually run your business.
If you haven't downloaded our 10 Point Checklist do it now right here! Then come back to this page and read on...
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File your BOC & UCR: www.evilsizor.com
VIDEO What is a BOC-3: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8xoD0...
DOT PIN: https://safer.fmcsa.dot.gov/AutoPin/index.xhtml
Update MCS-150: https://www.fmcsa.dot.gov/registratio...
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Hi! I've been working in this industry for over 32 years. I've learned a lot and want to share it with you to help you keep this process simple!