Congratulations! 

You've made the decision to become a motor carrier. Carriers are essential workers and the backbone of the economy, because nothing moves without you. It's also one of the best ways to become a business owner. 

 

But it's important to know that getting started in trucking is more than just buying a truck and hitting the road. Whether you plan to be an over-the-road trucker or use vehicles as part of other work for your business, you need the right authority and credentials to comply with the industry's rules and regulations. 

Private or For-Hire Carrier?

For-hire carriers use vehicles to transport people or property that are not part of the carrier's business, and charge for the service. The fee could be a direct fee, like a fare or rate, but could also be other indirect forms of compensation.

 

Examples of for-hire operations include a trucking company that hauls other people's property for a fee or a bus company that charges people for rides.


A private carrier transports only its goods or people in a non-transportation-related business venture.

 

Examples include a manufacturer that uses its own commercial motor vehicles to transport its products or a construction or landscaping company that uses commercial vehicles to transport equipment and employees to job sites.

For-Hire Carrier Interstate Package 

Includes:

 

 

  • New MC-Number (Operating Authority) - Defines the type of operation you can run and what cargo you may carry.

 

  • BOC-3 (Process Agent) - BOC stands for "blanket of coverage," and it designates a person or an office to accept any legal papers on your behalf. You are required to have a designated person or office for each state you operate in before certain federal operating authorities can be granted.

 

  • Unified Carrier Registration (UCR) - Interstate motor carriers are required to register and pay fees annually under the Unified Carrier Registration Agreement (UCRA) before operating in interstate commerce.

 

Get started today for only $1,295*!

*UCR fee varies.

For-hire commercial motor vehicle

Private Carrier Interstate Package

Includes:

 

  • New USDOT Number - Unique identifier used by the DOT to monitor safety practices and controls of companies or independent owner-operators. 

 

  • Unified Carrier Registration (UCR) - Interstate motor carriers are required to register and pay fees annually under UCRA before operating in interstate commerce.

 

Get started today for only $995*!

*UCR fee varies.

Private carrier driver

Get Started!

J. J. Keller can handle the entire process for you!

Contact us at 888.473.4638 or fill out the form below. 

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