Written by Yesenia Carrillo
Our new customers are often frustrated because they weren’t aware of what they need to be compliant as a new trucking company. It can be tedious and often expensive to try to catch up. In an effort to assist our current and new customers, we’ve compiled a list of the most important applications needed for a new trucking business.
ICC/MC number (Motor Carrier Authority)
BOC-3 Agency….Somebody do it – Its a filing that designates legal agents upon which process may be served. It pertains mostly to individuals or companies in the transportation and logistic industry, and it is often require before certain federal operating authorities can be granted within the US.
CHP – CA# filll out a form send to CHP
BIT program enrollment biannual inspection terminal – first inspection CHP officer looks at your info, log books fuel receipts, company activity
Employer pull notice program – Self registration through DMV
Registration with your state
All of the above are required to start your business the right way. You will save hundreds if not thousands by being prepared. So if you are trying to do it all by yourself or have hired an agent to handle all of these steps make sure you have all the above.
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Varies for intra to inter state carriers
Here’s my May topic- Starting your own Trucking business. But keep in mind it depends how they want to registered their business Intrastate or Interstate.
EIN – This number is issue by IRS and it may take about 2 weeks to be active.
USDOT Number- issued by Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration. This number allows the government to track carriers on their systems. (safety, violations, and mechanical issues).
MC/ICC Number- Interstate Commerce Commission of Motor Carriers that identifies truckers traveling. Interstate (Across state lines).
CA Number- is issued by CHP to identify motor carriers and issued as the MCP number.
MCP Permit: is a permit issued to motor carriers as evidence the carrier has registered their CA# with DMV. MCP is to verify the motor carrier has met all requirements to commercially operate motor vehicles is CA highways.
How is this permit obtain?
Need your CA# issued by CHP
Complete your application- MC 706
Proof of Liability Insurance (MCP 65 M)
Proof of Workers Compensation Insurance or signed exemption.
A valid EPN– if you employ drivers with a commercial class A, B or C
BOC-3 – Its a filing that designates legal agents upon which process may be served. It pertains mostly to individuals or companies in the transportation and logistic industry, and it is often require before certain federal operating authorities can be granted within the US.
BIT Inspection- has been replace by Basic Inspection of Terminals as of January 1, 2016. Under this new BIT program CHP will select terminals to inspected based on the carrier performance data or the commodity transported rather than the previous time based mandate of once every 25 months.
Controlled Substance and Alcohol Testing( CSAT) – this is a requirement for ALL motor carrier and drivers to comply with the US Secretary of Transportation as a Federal Regulation.
Employer Pull Notice Program- this is established to provide employers of commercial drivers and regulatory agencies a over view and promoting driver safety through review of drivers records.
Registration- this all plays a role on how the person will registered either in their state or to travel interstate.