All new entrant Property Brokers must submit an application to obtain an MC Number.
After the initial application has been submitted, before the authority will be granted:
You must submit a Process Agent Filing. A process agent is a representative upon whom court papers may be served in any proceeding brought against a motor carrier, broker, or freight forwarder.
You must have a surety bond or trust fund in effect for $10,000. The FMCSA will not issue a property broker license until a surety bond or trust fund is in effect. A broker license shall remain in effect only as long as a surety bond or trust fund remains in effect and shall ensure the financial responsibility of the broker.
How Fast Can I Get My Own Authority?
Your requests for authority will be reviewed by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration and will be published as a preliminary grant almost immediately after we submit the electronic filing. The grant decision publication notices do not represent authority to operate. In the absence of opposition, authority will be issued within 20 days of date of publication provided the Process Agent filing has been submitted and your bonding company has filed proof that the surety bond has been issued.
How We Can Help.
We will file the application package for you electronically to obtain an MC Number and we will handle the Process Agent Filing. While the application is pending, we will keep you posted on the status of your application and check to confirm that your bond has been recorded. We will also be available to help you in any way we can and answer any questions you might have during and after the application process.
How Much Will It Cost?
We will file the necessary application forms for you electronically for only $440.00. This includes a non-refundable filing fee of $300. It also includes the necessary Process Agent Filing. It does not include the cost for the surety bond that you must obtain.
An Added Bonus
When we help you to get your own authority, we want to help you to succeed so we will provide you with a FREE subscription to The Internet Freight Terminal Website so you will always have full access to the contact information for all trucks and loads posted by others. You can also post your loads and trucks and, significantly, your contact information will visible with your postings to all registered visitors and not be limited to subscribers.
Ready To Get Started?
Please call us between at 9:00 AM and 9:00 PM EST at 239-985-9341.