Here's info on how to get your own authority . http://www.fmcsa.dot.gov/registration-licensing/online-registration/onlineregdescription.htmThere's a lot to it . You will be your own employee and have to have a driver's file on yourself . http://www.fmcsa.dot.gov/rules-regulations/administration/fmcsr/FmcsrGuideDetails.aspx?menukey=391
You'll also need to be part of a random drug testing pool .
Many O/O's go to OOIDA to simplify the process .