Motor Carrier Of Property (Except Household Goods)
This operating authority transports regular commodities(except household goods) interstate with public liability support.
Motor Carrier Of Household Goods(moving companies)
This OA transports only household goods from manufacturers, suppliers, and other productions which are transported with suitable temperature conditions. Thus, It requires Public Liability & cargo insurance to make interstate operations.
Broker Of Property(Except Household Goods)
When a broker agency or private broker takes responsibility for transporting goods(excluding household goods) without holding possession of transporting property/commodity. Furthermore, It transports through authorized motor carriers.
Broker Of Household Goods
This Operating Authority operates when a registered broker agency or individual arranges transportation of household commodities. Furthermore, It doesn’t hold the responsibility of goods.
Carrier Of International Cargo(Except Household Goods)
It transports public goods(except household goods) internationally. This OA is headquartered in USA & controlled majorly by Mexican citizens.
Carrier Of International Household Goods
A household goods transport agency arranges the transportation of household goods internationally through an authorized Motor carrier.
FF(Freight Forwarder) is an OA registration number provided to Freight Forwarders that take responsibility for issuing bills to licensed motor carriers for arranging the transporting of goods, loading to shippers & accounting for cargo damage/loss. Furthermore, the OP-1(FF) form is usually filled out to get registered under FMCSA. Freight Forwarders must enroll with FHWA(Federal Highway Administration) before getting FF Number from FMCSA.
So, from the above statements, we get to know about OA categories and their registration mode(MC, MX, FX) numbers which are all specified for interstate commerce business. Therefore, OA under FMCSA usually takes around 4 weeks process to get enrolled in Freight Forwarders, Interstate brokers & For-hire commercials. Both dot and mc number are usually required by maximum truck company owners.