If you’re a for-hire interstate motor carrier, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) requires you to designate a process agent in each state you operate in by completing a BOC-3 form. But as a carrier, you’re not allowed to file this form on your own — DOT process agents must file it for you.
Our team will help you submit your BOC3 form and establish process agents in all the appropriate states.
The BOC-3 designates a person or an office to accept any legal papers on your behalf. You’re required to have a designated person or office for each state you operate in before certain federal operating authorities can be granted.
A process agent is a representative responsible for accepting legal documents that may be served against a motor carrier, broker, or freight forwarder. Process agencies must employ or lease the services of individuals or entities within each state and be federally registered with the FMCSA in order to be able to grant a BOC3.
Your authority may show "revoked" if the company that filed your BOC3 has gone out of business. If you're unsure if your authority has been revoked, contact us and we can help you determine your operating status.
A carrier has 30 days to get a new BOC3 on file with the FMCSA after it has lapsed. Contact us today to help get you back on the road.