mc authority

MC Authority is your first step to becoming a trucking company or owner operator. Opening a trucking company may seem like a tough job with all the paperwork involved. You may even think it is too difficult to open a trucking company because of all the paperwork involved. Sky Transport Solutions makes opening a trucking company easy and at a price you will appreciate.

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Let Sky Transport Solutions provide you with assistance when you open your trucking company. Permits, Authority and Corporation Package. We have opened thousands of trucking companies throughout the years, and provide constant and consistent service to our truckers. From quarterly IFTA filings to DOT drug and alcohol testing. We are always here to answer all your trucking permit, authority and filing question

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To transport freight across state lines you will need to obtain your Motor Carrier Interstate operating authority (MC #). The requirements are dependent upon the GVWR of the vehicles that you use to transport this freight. The following list details the requirements by GVWR .

Vehicles under 10,000 lbs. GVWR:
USDOT number
MC number
$300,000 Liability insurance and BOC-3 process agent filing

Vehicles 10,000 – 26,000 lbs. GVWR:
USDOT number
MC number – MC#
BOC-3 Process Agent filing UCR registration
$ 750,000 Liability insurance and BOC-3 process agent filing

Vehicles 26,001 lbs. and greater:
USDOT number
MC number – Interstate Authority
UCR Registration
$ 750,000 Liability insurance and BOC-3 process agent filing
Apportioned License Plates (IRP)
IFTA (International Fuel Tax) License
State Permits – NY HUT, KYU, New Mexico, Oregon
Motor Vehicles are now considered to be a Class 9 HazMat. You do not need a HazMat endorsement on your drivers license or any HazMat permits. You will need a minimum of $1,000,000 liability insurance to transport Motor Vehicles.

Please keep in mind that while we can obtain your USDOT and MC numbers usually within 45 minutes, it will still take the FMCSA 18-21 calendar days for your MC number to become active. Your MC number must be active before you can start operations. Unfortunately, the 18-21 day time frame for MC number activation cannot be shortened.

The FMCSA no longer requires cargo insurance filings. Most companies you work for will require some amount of cargo insurance coverage, but it no longer needs to be filed with the FMCSA.

MC Authority

MC number identifies a carrier who transports regulated commodities for hire in interstate commerce. Let the experts at Sky Transport Solutions get your trucking company MC Authority. We have obtained thousands of MC Authority for trucking companies, owner operators and truckers wanting to go on their own.

All companies need MC Authority or ICC, if they operate as for hire, transport passengers in interstate commerce, or transport Federal regulated commodities. There are different types of authorities like Brokers, for hire trucking, its depends on companies what kind of business they wanted to run.

At Sky Transport Solutions, our expertise team can help you choose right authority for your business, and help you get all the requirements to activate your MC authority.


Status of Operating Authority (MC Number) Application – MC Authority Status.

Many operators and truckers have had their authority revoked through no fault of their own. When an owner pays their insurance premium on time, but their insurance company fails to file the proper documents with FMCSA, the owner typically loses the authority to operate. Without the authority to operate, the business is unable to contract loads. Losses can be quite massive.

Sky Transport Solutions will expedite the monitoring process to see whether your operating  authority has been issued by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA). This is an exclusive service Sky Transport Solutions provides for the trucking industry. Currently the FMCSA systems are very well designed to provide carrier information. However it takes time to navigate the system and retrieve the carrier information.

Sky Transport Solutions will also check a carrier’s operating authority (MC Authority Status) or registration (US DOT number) status using our experienced staff.

You can contact the Sky Transport Solutions FMCSA search department directly by calling 1-800-498-9820.


MC Authority Status

Sky Transport Solutions recommends when traveling from state to state you may be asked to show proof of MC Authority even though the information can be seen on the FMCSA web site. Port officials, weight station personnel and law enforcement want to see a printed copy. So be sure to keep a copy not only in your office records but also in EACH permit book that is assigned to EACH truck.
Think of your MC Authority Certificate as like your insurance card. You need physical printed proof. Also people who are doing business should ask for a copy. It is public record and a common practice to provide a copy in all of your business transactions.

You might even want to keep a copy on your phone, however, it will not replace the paper copy. This would just make it easy to fax, email or text a copy to whomever asks for it.

Port officials are pretty old school and will not accept anything other than the paper copy so ALWAYS keep it handy in your permit book. It could save you money.


Let us get your MC Authority reinstatement or reactivation process started today.

Are you ready to get your truck and trailer back on the road, however your Motor Carrier MC Authority status is “Not Authorized”?
Has your DOT number become inactive?

Maybe your Motor Carrier Authority application has been dismissed. Whatever the problem is, you can’t continue business until you meet the regulations with the DOT. We’ll do whatever it takes to get you back on the road.

The FMCSA is the organization that oversees MC authority.

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