Timeline to be a carrier
What Steps do you take?
What do you need to do?
Get your Federal Employer Identification Number (EIN)
An EIN, or the Federal Tax Identification Number (FEIN), is a unique nine-digit number assigned by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) to business entities.
Start your Limited Liability Corporation (LLC)
A Limited Liability Company (LLC) is the United States-specific form of a private limited company.
Obtaining a USDOT Number
Obtaining a USDOT Number can be confusing and costly if you are unsure about the process.
Obtaining a Motor Carrier Operating Authority
We can obtain your MC Number at the same time as your DOT number.
File the BOC-3 filing
A BOC-3 is a United States federal filing that designates legal agents upon which process may be served.
Obtain Commercial Truck Insurance
We are able to set you up with Commercial Truck Insurance. We have policies specific to Long-Haul Carriers, Short-Haul Carriers, Tow Truck Companies, etc.
Unified Carrier Registration (UCR) Filing
The UCR Program requires operators of commercial motor vehicles to register their business with a participating state and pay an annual fee.
International Fuel Tax Agreement (IFTA) Sticker
An operating carrier with IFTA receives an IFTA license and two decals for each qualifying vehicle it operates.
International Registration Plan (IRP) Sticker
IRP is a registration reciprocity agreement providing payment of license fees on the basis of total distance operated in all jurisdictions.
Heavy Highway Use Tax (HVUT) – 2290
Truckers with a vehicle that has a taxable gross weight of 55,000 pounds or more, are required to electronically file HVUT Form 2290.
Driver Qualification File (DQF)
Driver Qualification Files are important to hiring qualified drivers.
Learn the Trucking Insurance Basics
To stay legal on the road, you are required to have primary trucking liability insurance as a minimum. As a truck driver, your primary liability insurance must be at least $750,000 worth of coverage.
Often, the most valuable asset in your business is the cargo you haul. Truck Cargo coverage insures the contents of the trailer, temperature-control machinery, and other appliances or accessories that keep cargo secure.