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At All About Trucks, we offer a complete series of services related to authorities, including a corporate binder with all the DOT, IRS and State requirements and forms for you to manage. We are also happy to register your company in our Random Drug & Alcohol Consortium per DOT requirements.

Ready to get your authority up and running? You’re in the right place. And unlike other companies who just get you started, we’ll walk you through the entire process — from authority opening to legally running your own company.

Obtaining Operating Authority (MC Number)

A Motor Carrier (MC) number identifies a carrier who transports regulated commodities for hire in interstate commerce. Not all companies with a DOT number are required to have an MC number.

    Companies are required to have an MC number if they:

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    Transport passengers in interstate commerce (for a fee of other compensation, whether direct or indirect)

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    Transport federally-regulated commodities owned by others or arranging for their transport (for a fee or other compensation, in interstate commerce)

    Items needed to apply:

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    Company address

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    Company phone number

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    Articles of Incorporation

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    EIN verification letter

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    President/Owner's driver's license copy

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    President/Owner's Social Security #

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    Previous DOT/MC # information (if applicable)

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    Number and weight of trucks and trailers

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    Information on what you will be hauling

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Obtaining USDOT Number

Companies that operate commercial vehicles transporting passengers or hauling cargo in interstate commerce must be registered with the FMCSA and have a US Department of Transportation Number (USDOT #). Also, commercial intrastate hazardous materials carriers who haul types and quantities requiring a safety permit must register for a USDOT #.

    You are required to obtain a USDOT # if you have a vehicle that:

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    Is used to transport the types and quantities of hazardous materials requiring a safety permit in intrastate commerce

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    Has a gross vehicle weight or gross combination weight of 10,001 lbs. or more

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    Is designed or used to transport more than 8 passengers (including the driver) for compensation

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    Is designed or used to transport more than 15 passengers, including the driver, and is not used to transport passengers for compensation

Designation of Process Agents (BOC-3)

The Designation of Process Agents (BOC-3) is a form that designates a process agent in every state in the United States. All FMCSA motor carriers, brokers, and freight forwarders are required to have a BOC-3 on file with the FMCSA in order to get your authority granted.

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    Driver's name (first and last)

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    Company name

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    President/Owner's name

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    Title (President, Owner, Manager, etc.)

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    Address

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    Phone number

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    Email address

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    DOT/MC #

Unified Carrier Registration (UCR)

This program requires individuals and companies that operate commercial motor vehicles in interstate or international commerce to register their business with a participating state and pay an annual fee based on the size of their fleet.

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    DOT/MC #

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    President/Owner's name

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    Address

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    Phone number

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    Email address

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    Number of units driving under MC # that you will be paying UCR for (including owners-operators)

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    Number of trucks should be the same as you are showing on safer

Motor Carrier Identification Report (MCS-150)

The Motor Carrier Identification Report (MCS-150) is the form you will file to obtain and/or update your USDOT number. This allows the FMCSA to verify that the information associated with your DOT number is correct. You are required to process with this update every 24 months, depending on the last 2 numbers of your DOT #.

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    Driver's name (first and last)

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    Company name

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    DOT/MC #

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    PIN # for DOT

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    Federal ID number (Taxpayer ID)

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    Owner's address (business address and mailing address if different)

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    Company phone number

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    Email address

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    Carrier mileage for last 12 months (including miles for all owners driving under your MC)

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    Number of vehicles driving under MC (including all owners-operators), please separate owned and lease trucks/trailers and weight

Opening an Interstate Commerce Commission (ICC)

Any person or entity engaged in for-hire transportation of property over the public roads in interstate commerce in the State of Illinois must obtain a Public Carrier Certificate (ICC) from the Illinois Commerce Commission. An ICC is a license authorizing its holder to engage in for-hire transportation of property over the public roads in intrastate commerce in the State of Illinois.

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    Driver's name (first and last)

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    Company name

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    Address

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    Phone number

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    Email address

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    Articles of Incorporation

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    Federal ID number (Taxpayer ID)

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    DOT # (if you are operating under your own DOT/MC #)

* Companies that are operating only as intrastate will have to order a Cab Card, which will be an additional $5 per truck.

* Applies to the company without DOT/MC, companies that are operating only in Illinois.

Authority Reinstatement

Before you request reinstatement, please have your BOC-3 (Designation of Process Agent) form and insurance in place. If they are not in place, your reinstatement request will be placed on hold until the BOC-3 and insurance requirements are met.

In addition, you must have an active, up-to-date DOT # record, or include an updated MCS-150 form with your reinstatement request.

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    DOT/MC #

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    PIN # for DOT

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    Company

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    President/Owner's name

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    Email address

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    Phone number

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    Company address

Authority Name Change

If you're interested in changing the name of your company, please have the following materials ready to apply.

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    DOT/MC #

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    PIN # for DOT

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    President/Owner's name

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    Current company name

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    New company name

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    Articles of Amendment

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    Email address

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    Phone number

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    Company address

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