Q. MC Numbers for Motor Carriers

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In addition to getting a DOT number, you need to apply for an MC number to operate as a "for-hire" carrier in interstate commerce, or to become a broker.

To get operating authority you must complete the appropriate motor carrier operating authority forms (OP-1 series) and submit them to FMCSA for processing. Please read the instructions for the appropriate OP-series form carefully to avoid errors.

For FMCSA FAQs related to operating authority, click here.

· Online: You can begin the online registration process for operating authority on the FMCSA web site. This process requires a credit card.

· By mail: Once you have completed the OP-1 form you must print the completed form and mail it to the address indicated on the form, or submit it via the FMCSA web form.

· Request the form by phone: You can call 800-832-5660 to have a form mailed to you. Once you have completed the form, you can mail it to the address indicated on the form.

· There is a $300 fee for each operating authority requested.
 

PLEASE MAKE SURE YOU READ THE INSTRUCTIONS AND APPLY FOR THE CORRECT TYPE OF MOTOR CARRIER OPERATING AUTHORITY. THE $300 FILING FEE IS NON-REFUNDABLE.

  • Last Updated Dec 14, 2016
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  • Answered By David Martin

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