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Starting your Trucking Company or business is very confusing and time consuming, Hammer Lane Dispatch will help guide you to the finish line. Trucking Company starters below:
Company State Filings and Set Up
First thing you will need is to decide what company set up you would like to begin with, Sole Proprietor, LLC or Limited Liability Company, Partnership, Corporation. We suggest you speak with your accountant or lawyer to get all the ins and outs of each. Hammer Lane Dispatch can help file your paperwork with the State to get you started.
EIN or Tax ID Number
Next is your EIN ort Tax ID Number, depending on your company choice will determine whether you will run off you Social Security Number or to get an EIN for tax purposes. We suggest you speak with your accountant or lawyer to get all the ins and outs of each. Hammer Lane Dispatch can help file your paperwork with the IRS to get you started.
MCS-150 (DOT #)
To obtain a USDOT number you must file an MCS-150 form, it is your Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) registration. MCS-150 forms are required to be refiled/updated every 2 years to maintain compliance.
Interstate Operating Authority (MC #)
Prior to taking your first load over state lines, you must get your Interstate Operating Authority. Getting your Operating Authority (aka MC Number) is more elaborate than just the MCS-150 form. Hammer Lane Dispatch saves you time, accuracy and headache of completing all the proper paperwork.
All For Hire, trucking companies, freight brokers, or freight forwarders must file a BOC-3 form with the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) prior to your Authority being activated. The BOC-3 form designates a process agent in every state who will accept and forward legal documents being served on the motor carrier by an individual or legal entity from outside the carrier’s home state.
Carriers are required to obtain Liability and Cargo insurance. Hammer Lane Dispatch recommends that you procure a $1,000,000-liability policy and a $100,000 Cargo policy. To avoid delays in your MC Number going active on time, Hammer Lane Dispatch recommends you secure your insurance around week 2 or 3 from you MC Number filing date. Your trucking authority could be dismissed if you fail to obtain insurance on file within the first 60 days of filing. Delaying beyond a year to secure your insurance may cause for you to start the authority process over again as well as repay fees.
Unified Carrier Registration (UCR)
Individuals and companies that operate commercial motor vehicles across state lines are required to register and pay an annual fee based on the size of their fleet. UCR requirements also apply to freight brokers, freight forwarders, or leasing companies. Hammer Lane Dispatch will help coordinate this filing for you after getting some basic information from you.
Securing your Kentucky weight distance number if your truck/trailer (and load) weight is over 59,999 pounds traveling in the state of Kentucky. Quarterly reports are mandatory to the State of Kentucky.
New York HUT
All vehicles with a registered GVW of 18,001 pounds or more and traveling within New York State are required to obtain and carry a New York Highway Use Tax or HUT permit. Quarterly taxes are mandatory based on miles traveled and weight of the vehicle traveling in New York.
New Mexico WD
Carriers that are 26,001 pounds or more and traveling the highways of New Mexico must obtain the New Mexico Weight Distance Tax permit. Quarterly taxes are established by miles traveled in New Mexico and weight of the vehicle. Annual renewal is necessary.