Get your MC Authority quickly and hassle free when you work with Sky Transport Solutions (STS). When you decide to go the owner operator (O/O) route, you will have a lot of questions at first. it is not as difficult as it seems to operate under your own MC Authority. So you do your part and get ready to become an owner operator and we will make sure all your permits are in order and your truck is in compliance.

MC Authority

INTERSTATE Operating Authority Process
Sky Transport Solutions (STS)  can help you through the entire process, answering all your questions every step of the way. Our basic Operating Authority package is very competatively priced. The basic package includes:

  • Motor Carrier Number (MC #) Application & $300 FMCSA Filing Fee
  • USDOT Number Application
  • First Year’s Process Service Program Fee (includes BOC-3 Filing)
  • State Registration Requirements Consultation
  • Compliance and Driver Qualification File Templates
  • Quick Permit Service

The staff at STS is faster and more reliable than other agencies. Even though we work quickly, we never skip steps or cut corners with the processing of your paperwork, applications and permits. The staff at STS understands that you need your truck filings as soon as possible, and we prioritize reliability and efficiency in all our processing.


How do I check the status of my authority?

Click here to check the status of your authority:

  1. Scroll to the bottom of the page and click Continue
  2. Top-right corner of page, select Carrier Search from drop-down menu
  3. Input your MC#, hit search and then hit the HTML button

New Entrant

Do not procrastinate.

The time to begin preparing for your New Entrant Safety Audit is now. Safety Audits usually occur within the first three to six months after a New Entrant begins operating under its USDOT number, but certain violations could trigger an expedited audit, so it is wise to be prepared.

You can rely on Sky Transport Solutions to help you comply with all Federal regulations and requirements throughout the audit process.

November 9th, 2015

Posted In: MC Authority


  • sean w. says:

    do you have dot audit checklist?

    • aakash says:

      yes we do.
      What You Need to Know INSPECTION:

      All parts & accessories must be in safe and proper operating condition at all times. This includes those specified in FMCSA Regulation §393 and any additional parts & accessories what could affect safety of operation. This includes, but is not limited to, frame and frame assemblies, suspension systems, axles, wheels, rims, and steering systems.

      An identification of the vehicle including company number (where applicable), make, serial number, year, and tire size. In addition, if the motor vehicle is not owned by the motor carrier, the record shall identify the name of the owner and also;

      A means to indicate the nature and due date of the various inspection and maintenance operations to be performed
      A record of inspection, repairs and maintenance indicating their date and nature

      These records must be retained where the vehicle is either housed or maintained for at least 1 year and for 6 months after the vehicle leaves your control. Please refer to FMCSA Regulation §396 for more information.
      Records You Need to Keep

      Driver Vehicle Inspection Reports (daily post trip inspections) for the last 90 days. (If you are a one driver/one trailer operation, Driver Vehicle Inspection Reports are still a good idea, but they are not required)
      Complete Records of Maintenance and Repairs, which include:
      Receipts for parts
      Written records for parts installed
      Receipts from dealerships, garages, or repair facilities were work was done
      Receipts from annual inspections

      DOT Random Drug & Alcohol Consortium Program

      The Department of Transportation’s (DOT) rule, 49 CFR Part 40 and Part 382 lays out the required procedures for conducting workplace drug and alcohol testing for the transportation industry. To prepare for a DOT audit, a drug & alcohol testing file must be kept for every driver. DrugFreeUSA is a DATIA certified, nationwide, drug & alcohol consortium service, who will provide you with great customer service at an affordable price.
      This Program Includes

      • Membership in DOT Random Testing Consortium or Individual Selections
      • Random Selections and Notifications Quarterly
      • Toll Free Consultation and Administrative Support
      • Employee Education Handbook and Supervisor Training Materials (additional fee)
      • Local & Out-Of-Area Drug & Alcohol Collection Sites
      • Referrals to Substance Abuse Professional
      • Resource Center For Current Regulations & BIT Inspection Required Reports
      • DOT Alcohol And Drug Testing Employee Handbook
      • Drug Testing to Include Specimen Collection, Initial Lab Test and GC/MS Confirmation
      • Certified, Full Time, MRO Reporting of Results via phone, email or fax.
      • On Going Consultation
      Testing Fee Includes: 5 Panel DOT Drug Screen, Collection Of Specimen, Lab Testing With Confirmation, MRO Reporting, MIS Reports When Required and/or Requested, Certified Random Selections-all DOT Approved.
      These services will keep you in compliance with the DOT drug and alcohol testing regulations
      49 CFR Part 40 and the regulations of your operating administration.

      Drug & Alcohol Testing File

      In the event your company is audited by the DOT, you will need to provide a file containing the following information as provided in 49 C.F.R. Part 40 and Part 382:

      Pre-employment drug screen if employed in the last year.
      Any negative random drug or alcohol tests done in the last year.
      Any positive drug or alcohol results reported.
      Any refusal to be tested; or results indicating a positive dilute test sample, a substituted sample or adulterated sample was provided.
      Any reasonable suspicion drug or alcohol tests done.
      Any return to duty tests done.
      Name, address, phone number, and contact person if an alcohol and controlled substance testing consortium/third party administrator (C/TPA) is used.
      Periodic and/or annual summary reports provided by the C/TPA (if any).

      Medical Examination Report and Medical Examiner’s Certificate
      Annual Review of Driving Record
      Application for Employment
      Certificate of Driver’s Road Test
      Driver’s Certification of Violations
      Driver Qualification File Checklist
      Driver’s Road Test Examination
      Inquiry to State Agency for Driver’s Record
      Multiple-Employer Drivers
      Request for Information from Previous Employer

      Inspection Items
      Differences in the Levels of Inspection
      Annual Vehicle Inspection Report
      Driver’s Vehicle Inspection Report
      Vehicle Service Due Status Report
      North American Standard Inspection Procedure
      Inspection, Repair and Maintenance Record
      Inspector Qualifications
      Brake Inspectors Qualifications
      On Guard

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