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Category: Motor Carrier Authority

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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November 20, 2017

Do I Need Interstate or Intrastate Operating Authority? [Updated 2020]

Whether you plan on hauling loads in one state or more than one state can determine what type of paperwork you need to fill out for the FMCSA. Learn more about the difference between interstate and intrastate operations.

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October 17, 2017

Get Your Trucking Company to Grow

If you’ve worked towards starting your own trucking company, you may be asking yourself, “Now what?” Getting your company started is the hard part, but where do you go from there? How do you get it to grow? Here are a few things you should keep in mind to keep your trucking company running for…

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October 6, 2017

Be Your own Boss as a Trucker

What is your favorite part about being a trucker? Is it living life on the open road? Is it the freedom to set your own schedule? Maybe it’s something else. There are many people who don’t understand what it’s like to live as a trucker. While there’s a lot of freedom, it can be one…

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September 27, 2017

How to Get Your Trucking Company Started

Are you looking to start your own trucking company but don’t know how? Here’s how Motor Carrier HQ can help.

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