Motor Carrier Trucking Authority Checklist
How do I start a trucking company?
How do I get my trucking authority?
These are 2 very important questions and you can use this list to start your trucking company or feel free to download the form below and print it out for your convenience.
Decide on name and organization (llc, inc, dba, etc.) of company
Obtain Federal Employer Identification Number (FEIN)
Obtain a business license if your state requires this
NASTC’s New Authority Plus Services program will get you your MC and DOT numbers, BOC-3 filing, and enroll you on our Drug & Alcohol program Research Insurance quotes and decide on provider who will then file the BMC-91
Pay for your Unified Carrier Registration receipt
Pay the IRS’ Heavy Vehicle Use Tax (Form 2290) online
Once waiting period is exhausted and numbers are in authorized status, set up International Registration Plan (IRP) at your state’s commercial motor vehicle division office to obtain your apportioned plate
While at DMV, enroll authority in IFTA and get stickers for your vehicles
Set up Driver Qualification files and begin recordkeeping