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Trucking Authority

It takes approximately 5 to 7 weeks to complete your authority process from start to finish. There are 2 main steps to completing your authority process: federal and state. Below is a breakdown of the pieces for each step and an explanation of what they are:

Federal – Approximately 16 Business Days to Complete

  • MC Number

    – Issued by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), the Motor Carrier (MC) Number is what constitutes authority to cross state lines for hire as a motor carrier. All companies transporting freight for hire are required to obtain an MC Number.

  • USDOT Number

    – Issued by the United States Department of Transportation (USDOT), the USDOT Number is the main tracking number for your trucking company. The USDOT number registers the number of trucks, drivers, and the safety rating of your company. A USDOT NUMBER DOES NOT CONSTITUTE AUTHORITY.

  • BOC 3 Process Agents

    – Process agents are people designated in each state that can accept legal documents on your behalf and then return them to you in your home state. BOC 3 Process agents are a requirement to obtaining federal authority.

  • Insurance

    – A carrier must obtain Liability and Cargo insurance. It is recommended that you obtain a $1,000,000-liability policy and a $100,000 Cargo policy. You will need to obtain insurance within the first two weeks after the MC number is filed to avoid any delays in your authority processing. If you fail to get insurance on file within the first 60 days then your authority application will be dismissed. If you do not obtain insurance within that year’s time, you will have to start the authority process over again and repay all applicable fees.

State

  • UCRA

    – The Unified Carrier Registration Agreement states that all motor carriers, regulated, exempt, private, interstate brokers, Freight Forwarders and leasing companies are subject to fees under the UCRA. Fees are calculated per company based on the number of commercial motor vehicles it operates. Commercial motor vehicles include the number of trucks and power units operated by the company).

  • IFTA

    – The International Fuel Tax Agreement (IFTA) is for trucks with a Gross Vehicle Weight over 26,000 lbs operating interstate for-hire or interstate private. All 48 states and the Provinces of Canada participate in the IFTA program. Once registered there will be quarterly tax filings due. You are required to keep track of the mileage traveled in each state and all of your fuel purchases. Some states charge a small one time registration fee to get started but usually it is free.

  • IRP

    – The International Registration Plan (IRP) is for trucks with a Gross Vehicle Weight over 26,000 lbs operating interstate for-hire or interstate private. All 48 states and the Provinces of Canada participate in the IRP Program. The IRP covers the apportioned tags for the truck. There is a yearly fee to register and operate your truck in each state or province. The cost is dependent on the miles you run in each state or province for the year. The average cost ranges from $1000 to $3000.

  • Simple Permits:

    NY, NM, KY, & OR – These states require an extra permit to operate within their borders. Once registered there will be tax filings due based on the miles traveled in each of these states.

    • NY charges a $15 per truck registration fee and quarterly reporting of mileage.
    • NM charges a $7 per truck registration fee and quarterly reporting of mileage.
    • KY does not charge a registration fee, but does require quarterly reporting of mileage.
    • OR charges a $2000 cash deposit or security bond to register. The cash or bond will be returned if the carrier stays compliant for the initial 24 months. After registering the carrier is required to file monthly mileage reports.


Benefits of using GLAuthority

Save Time

GLAuthority.com will save you time by helping you obtain your trucking authority in the shortest time frame possible. If an application is received before 3:00pm EST we will be able to file all the paperwork required to obtain an MC number, USDOT number, and have them issued on the next business day!

Avoid Hassle and be Confident

GLAuthority.com will help you avoid the hassle and complications that can arise while acquiring your authority. Instead of having to deal with up to 8 different federal and state agencies, we will be your one point of contact to complete the entire authority process. We take the frustration and guesswork out of getting your authority by having our experienced authority representatives complete the authority process for you!

Find Loads Fast – and 3 months of Getloaded for Free

After you have received your authority, you will receive a free trial at Getloaded; the load board for the transportation industry.

By using Getloaded, you can search a database of over 200,000 loads posted daily. You can also post your truck for over 14,000 companies searching for trucking companies like yours to haul loads for them.

Getloaded will also provide you with the credit score of the posting companies so that you can be confident that you will be paid on time. For full details on all the benefits of a Getloaded Trucker Account Click Here.

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Broker Authority

Requirements of obtaining your broker authority within the minimum 16 days:

  1. Register for a Motor Carrier (MC) number issued by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA)
  2. File Process Agents (BOC 3 filing) for each state
  3. Obtain a $75,000 Surety Bond or Surety Trust
  4. UCRA Registration

Steps 1 and 2 - You Get Help from the Start

GLAuthority.com can help you obtain your broker authority in the shortest time frame possible. We will file the paperwork required to obtain an MC number and have it issued on the same day for applications received before 3:00 PM EST. We will also file your BOC 3 Process Agents.

Step 3 – Surety Bond or Trust

You are responsible for obtaining your own surety bond or surety trust. You can choose either a bond or trust, however you will need to obtain one or the other within the first two weeks after the MC number is filed to avoid any delays.

Your Next Steps as a Broker

After you have obtained your authority through GLAuthority.com, we will give you a FREE 30 day trial for a Freight Package with Getloaded. With a Freight Package you will be able to:

  • Post your loads for over 21,000 truckers actively looking for freight
  • Search the database of over 14,000 posted trucks
  • Receive practical mileage from PC Miler
  • Become listed in Getloaded’s exclusive Freight Directory

For full details on all the benefits of a Getloaded Freight Package visit www.getloaded.com.

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