Everything About Operating Authority In FMCSA
What Is Operating Authority In FMCSA?
What Are The Types Of Operating Authorities Under FMCSA?
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.
Why Does A Truck Company Need To Have FMCSA Operating Authority?
- While Transporting interstate commerce or federally regulated commodities. (In return for payment or other compensation)
- Getting the relevant truck insurance depends upon the right Operating Authority category.
- To spend a genuine amount on compatible Operating Authority registration & insurance coverage.
Which Truck Authorities Require FMCSA Operating Authority(MC Number)?
- While making for-hire truck operations for compensation
- A broker or truck company that makes the interstate transport of goods or passengers.
Who Does Not Require FMCSA Operating Authority(MC Number)
- A private truck owner transporting his own cargo load.
- If a truck owner/enterprise transports goods non-federally regulated commodities.
- If a truck company operates in a federally-designated zone exempt from any inter-state authority.
What Is MC Number?
What Is MX Number?
What Is FF Number?
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.
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What Processes Involve To Enroll Under FMCSA Operating Authority Policy?
- Truck Owners who register from the basic step(without DOT or other registration usually apply through URS(Unified Registration Number) as per FMCSA regulatory policy.
- Applicants carrying USDOT numbers follow the FMCSA Legacy Registration System through the specified payments and application process updated in the FMCSA portal.
- You can apply through a Form & move the proceedings through the mail, express mail & card payment options stated in FMCSA’s recent compliance policy.