Everyday, hundreds apply to the United States Department of Transportation for a USDOT number to provide transportation services within the United States.. This applies to all surface and sub-surface transportation, interstate and/or intrastate. MOST individuals today applying for a USDOT number DO NOT know the difference between interstate and intrastate.
In trucking you need to update your MCS-150 every 2 years. This should demystify the process for you.
Considering changing the name of your company
Many people jump right into applying for an MC/DOT number with just a sole proprietor or partnership then decide later to incorporate.
This is all well and good however it can cause some expensive issues.
If you've been around the government agencies for any length of time you know there are tons of acronyms. And trucking is no exception.
If you're new to trucking this list should help you sort out all of the acronyms and learn the lingo...
Written by Rex Evilsizor
The Interstate Commerce Commission (ICC) was the first transportation surface and sub-surface regulatory agency in the United States created by the Interstate Commerce Act of 1887. The agency's original purpose was to regulate railroads (and later trucking) to ensure fair rates, to eliminate rate discrimination, and to regulate other aspects of common carriers, including interstate bus lines, travel bureaus, and telephone companies.
Did you know that ALL MC/FF/MX accounts filed with the FMCSA needs a BOC-3?
We file the BOC-3 form every day for many carriers and brokers with the FMCSA and are even one of the oldest BOC-3 companies in the US! In fact we've filed over 100,000 forms in the last 29 years!
The most frequent question I receive is...WHAT IS A BOC-3?
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!
Hi! I've been working in this industry for over 31 years. I've learned a lot and want to share it with you to help you keep this process simple!