dot/mc operating authority

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  1. Trapboi

    Trapboi Bobtail Member

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    hello i am new to this forum i am a o/o and i am interested in obtaining my own authority. i
    Currently live in illinois and i want to get my dot/mc numbers and just not use them at the moment just let them age a little but i heard i will need insurance is there a way i can just have the dot and mc number sit with out getting insurance and when i get ready to use the numbers i will get the necessary insurance i need san somebody from illinos with there own authority or anybody with good advice and knowledge give me some pointers thanks
     
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  3. Oscar the KW

    Oscar the KW No Filter

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    You’ll need insurance, just get your authority and get to running or stay leased on.
     
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  4. Trapboi

    Trapboi Bobtail Member

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    ok thanks for the reply
     
  5. Judge

    Judge Road Train Member

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    May as well run them, why pay 15-25k/year insurance and still have to go through the safety audit, for nothing?
     
  6. God prefers Diesels

    God prefers Diesels Road Train Member

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    This gains you nothing other than the ability to work with about five brokers that don't like new numbers. Funny thing is, by the time you're running long enough to qualify for them, you'll be turning up your nose at their trash rates anyway.
     
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  7. 86scotty

    86scotty Road Train Member

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    You won't have to go through a safety audit for a long time. They got me after about a year and a half. This was my 'new entrant' safety audit, by the way. It was over the phone, easy.
     
  8. Ezrider_48501

    Ezrider_48501 Road Train Member

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    i would say don't apply for your dot/mc number till about 4-6 weeks before you need it. having a older number wont gain you anything. they will still look at the date the number went active witch wont happen until you have the proper insurance/filings with the dot.
     
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  9. Ashlie

    Ashlie Bobtail Member

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    My husband and I are new on all this

    We already have the LLC, MC, DOT... EVERYTHING!
    The thing is that the DOT wont let us start hauling because the pick up truck isn't on the company's name (is on my husband's name). All the paper work are on his name and the company name. Now they say we will need to refinance the pick truck, put it under the company's name and start the process all over again.

    Any suggestion?
     
  10. God prefers Diesels

    God prefers Diesels Road Train Member

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    Commercial lease agreement where you "lease" the pickup to your LLC. My semi truck is in my name.
     
  11. S.V.Buyck

    S.V.Buyck Light Load Member

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    Need more info on this because my truck is probably going in my name not my businesses name
     
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