DO NOT IGNORE YOUR 'DECISION' LETTER FROM THE FMCSA
About a month after you apply for your authority the FMCSA will mail you (not email but come to your actual physical mailbox) a Decision letter. DO NOT IGNORE THIS LETTER!
This letter is a critical piece in determining when you need to file the requirements to activate your authority. All authorities require a BOC-3 and some sort of insurance depending on the type of authority you applied for.
Here is a sample letter you need to be looking for in your mailbox.
Add 60 days to the service date on the upper right hand corner of this letter and back up a few days. This will be your FINAL date to file your BOC-3 and Insurance/Bond on this account.
What if I miss this date?
This is the $300+ question! If you miss this date and the FMCSA dismisses your application, you start the process all over again. You do get to keep your assigned MC and DOT number but you'll have to pay the fees and file applications again with the FMCSA. Once you reapply and pay the fees again, you will need to file the BOC-3 and insurance before the new deadline to activate the authority.
We can help!
I'm sure this will happen to thousands of applicants right out of the gate if they ignore this letter. It's always a good idea to hire a professional the first time around. It WILL save you money in the long run. We're trained and ready to handle this issue with safeguards in place.
Please reach out if we can assist you with this process. Check out my live video from my YouTube Channel talking about this very issue!
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