Open Trucking Company – Sky Transport Solutions will prepare all the paperwork for you to start a trucking company, call us now for a free consultation on how you can be on the road in no time transporting freight.

The trucking industry is one of the most heavily regulated industries in the U.S., and numerous documents are required when you start a trucking company. The staff at Sky Transport Solutions knows exactly which documents have to be filed and which permits and credentials (in cab permits, decals, plates, etc.,) are required to open your trucking company.

When you look at the documentation that is required at all the state and federal levels,  you will feel overwhelmed by the requirements on all state and federal levels.

You may wonder why you would want to open trucking company because large trucking companies are everywhere. But did you know you  could get started in the trucking industry with a single truck. It is more important to make sure that you understand all of the steps involved in the process of starting your own trucking company.

One of the first decisions you will need to make is what types of freight you will haul, some common freight trucking services are for:

  • Refrigerated freight
  • Flatbed freight
  • Hot Shot freight
  • Power Only services
  • Heavy Haul loads
  • Expedited freight
  • Dray-age

Then there are applications for trucking permits and authority to transport freight. Below is a great overview and steps involved in opening your own trucking company and legally transporting freight for companies.

Send us your Telephone Number and we will contact you and explain all our services. We will explain all the steps and paperwork required to open a trucking company.

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 questions.

Let Sky Transport Solutions get all your trucking permits, saving you time and money.

How To Open a Trucking Company.

Starting your own trucking company may seem difficult at first, but the financial rewards are great in the long run, plus there is opportunity to expand.

The permit application process takes a little time, experience and patience.  Sky Transport Solutions will handle the frustrating tasks of working with the state and federal agencies involved in securing your authority, permits and plates.

  1. The first thing you will need to do is decide on the type of legal entity you want to be. A Corporation, an LLC, a DBA or just operate in your own name.
  2. What name will you call your trucking company?
  3. Do you already have a truck and trailer?
  4. Are you a CDL driver?
  5. Do you have experience?
  6. Do you have the start up cost to get this enterprise going?
  7. Do you have the time and experience to complete the registration and permitting process?
  8. Do you have time to file quarterly and yearly paperwork to state and federal agencies?
  9. How will you comply with audits that are required by the DOT?

In most cases truck drivers leaving or quitting a trucking company or leased driver agreement have an advantage over the first time or newbie trucker. This is very true because of the fact they have experience driving alone. If you are new to trucking the way you answered to the questions above will determine you success in operating a trucking company or being an owner operator.

So when you have your trucking company name selected, you will have to get the name registered in your state of residence. This can be done in as little as one day in some states to several weeks in others. You will have to get your Federal ID Number for your company. IMPORTANT NOTE: You should not use your social security number as your Federal ID number. Identity theft can occur by using your own social security number.

In addition to the general federal and state requirements, there are taxes, licenses, and permit regulations that apply specifically to the trucking industry. Depending on the type of trucking business you plan to run, several important requirements may include:

Federal DOT Number and Motor Carrier Authority Numbers – Understand your requirements and obtain for these certifications by visiting website.
Heavy Use Tax Form (2290) – Comply with tax regulations related to the heavy use of U.S roads with IRS Form 2290.
International Registration Plan (IRP) Tag – Understand your requirements and obtain IRP tags by visiting your website and their IRP webpage.
International Fuel Tax Agreement (IFTA) Decal – Understand your requirements and obtain IFTA decals by visiting your website.
BOC-3 Filing – Use a processing agent and the BOC-3 filing option to secure and maintain active operating status.

In addition to these operational requirements, if you choose to employ private drivers, they’ll need to obtain special drivers permits or endorsements, such as a commercial driver’s license, to legally operate your vehicles.

The next step is to obtain your FMCSA Authority, DOT Number, Unified Carrier Registration (UCR), International Fuel Tax Agreement (IFTA) and any other trucking permits you may need, primarily states require their own trucking permits.

Getting all the paperwork completed and getting apportioned plates can take about 15 to 21 working days from start to finish.

Sky Transport Staff does everything possible to expedite your paperwork, however when working with government agencies problems may arise and delays may occur.

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Being in compliance is a major factor to operating a successful trucking company. The fines for not being in compliance can be very steep and there is a chance that your trucks are put out of order. One of the reasons why there are so many regulations surrounding the trucking industry is due to the concern for public safety.

Truckers will often complain as to how much paperwork has to get done to operate a truck. The numerous paperwork is required because state and federal agencies regulate the trucking industry.

When you decide to open trucking company there will be numerous questions and dangers of not having proper permits, plates or cab cards. Fines can be in the hundreds of dollar for not being in compliance.

Let the experienced staff at Sky Transport Solutions get your tractor trailer in full FMCSA and state DOT compliance. The staff at Sky Transport Solutions (STS) will assist you in making sure your paperwork is in order.

Open trucking company today and let Sky Transport Solutions make sure you are in compliance and profitable.