Category: Motor Carrier Authority

May 25, 2024

How Much Does it Cost to get a DOT and MC Number?

For anyone venturing into the world of trucking and transportation, navigating the regulatory landscape is an essential step. A significant part to this process is obtaining a DOT (Department of Transportation) number and an MC (Motor Carrier) number. These identifiers are crucial for operating legally in the U.S. as they ensure that your business complies…

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July 8, 2022

What You’ll Need to Build a Profitable Trucking Business

By taking full advantage of what you can control as an owner operator, you will help set your business up for success and be better equipped to handle challenges that arise when the uncontrollable variables don’t add up in your favor.

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January 27, 2022

How Do I Determine Whether I am Subject to FMCSA’s Safety Regulations?

Here’s what you should know about FMCSA regulations, how to know if they apply to you and the resources Motor Carrier HQ can provide to help you establish a successful, compliant trucking operation.

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November 3, 2021

How To Check if My DOT Number Is Still Active

Whether you’re actively running a trucking company or want to get back into business, you’ll want to make sure your DOT Numbers and MC Numbers are active. It’s possible to check it for free. Here’s how!

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June 25, 2021

What Is a BOC-3 and Who Needs It?

Planning on starting a trucking company? Don’t forget the BOC-3. This paperwork you often can’t file yourself, you’ll need to find a designated processing agent. Learn more about what it is and why it matters for your company!

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January 4, 2021

What Is the Difference Between Interstate and Intrastate in Trucking?

If you’re planning on starting your own trucking company, you’ll have to figure out how where you want to haul. You can choose to haul loads in one state or more than one, but what you choose can have a big impact on your profit.

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July 8, 2020

What’s the Difference Between an MC Number and a DOT Number?

Deciding whether your trucking company needs an MC Number or DOT Number is an important part of starting your trucking company. Check out this overview of what each of these are and the differences between the two.

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July 7, 2020

How Long Does It Take To Get a DOT Number?

You can get a DOT Number in about an hour that is active immediately. However, if you need an MC Number, it takes a few weeks before that number becomes active. Learn more about how long it takes!

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January 29, 2018

How To Use Your Tax Refund To Start Your Trucking Company [Updated 2020]

Got extra cash? Start your own trucking company. Here are some perks of using your tax refund to start your company and an idea of how much it will cost.

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December 21, 2017

How to Start Your Trucking Company in 2021

It’s a new year, new you, and a new trucking company. Get the help you need to learn how to start your trucking company this year, from getting your operating authority to picking the right truck. We’ve got plenty of resources for you to check out!

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