If you are operating “FOR HIRE” meaning you are transporting goods that do not belong to you AND you are operating “INTERSTATE” crossing state lines, then you will require an MC Number. In some cases “INTRASTATE” carriers will require an MC Number. Some companies such as Amazon require an authority in order to qualify for a contract, as well as some pick ups & deliveries from port cities.
The DOT & MC Number application if done on your own, takes up to two hours to complete. It is very confusing and around 70% of applicants will overpay and/or make critical errors, costing time and money. The benefit of using a compliance agency is that you know it’s been submitted correctly right from the start.
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