If you will be an interstate (crossing-state lines) carrier hauling non-exempt goods, you will be required to obtain a MC #: This is for the majority of interstate carriers. If you are unsure if you need this please contact the FMCSA at (800) 832-5660.
Please complete the 3 step process with the FMCSA to get your MC# fully active:
- You must complete an application and pay the $300 processing fee per type of authority. You may contact the FMCSA for the application at (800) 832-5660. OR you may start the application process online at the website http://www.fmcsa.dot.gov under Registration and Licensing.
- Your insurance company must file the appropriate insurance filing with the FMCSA. You may contact the FMCSA at (800) 832-5660.
- You must file a process agent listing (BOC-3 form) with the FMCSA. There are certain companies that you can do this through. For a complete listing, go to http://www.fmcsa.dot.gov and type in “What is a process agent” in the search box. Select the very first search result to bring up a list of companies that will file the BOC-3 for you.
Once all the information has been received by the FMCSA, it will take 5-7 business days processing time for your authority to be processed. Please allow your company start-up enough time for this process to be completed. You will receive a certificate of authority in the mail once the process is fully completed.