I can't obtain loads because the system is saying I'm not allowed to operate.

Discussion in 'Ask An Owner Operator' started by Heathertx, Jun 8, 2019.

  1. Heathertx

    Heathertx Bobtail Member

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    I can't obtain loads because the system is saying I'm not allowed to operate. My DOT was for intrastate only, but since I recently filed for my MC it's affecting me gritting loads locally. Any suggestions on how to go about getting loads?
     
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  3. @Heathertx try not to Double post with multiple threads on the same subject.
     
  4. blade

    blade Heavy Load Member

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    I don’t understand how you filing for your mc is affecting you?? If it’s valid just update your account to your new Mc number!!
     
  5. brian991219

    brian991219 Road Train Member

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    The status of "not authorized" will not change until at least 21 days after you applied for the motor carrier authority. You will also need to have your insurance filed and an updated BOC-3 (process agent) filed before they grant your authority. Typical time is 23-25 days.

    That said, this should not affect your ability to still get intrastate only loads as you had been doing before, although most brokers are not smart enough to understand the difference and that a MC number is not required for intrastate work.

    You may just have to wait out the 21+ days it takes the FMCSA to review and grant operating authority.
     
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  6. Dadetrucking305

    Dadetrucking305 Medium Load Member

    I’m assuming your in Tx right? If so you have to get a TxDMV number to get TX intrastate authority.
     
  7. Bamrbaker

    Bamrbaker Light Load Member

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    This confuses me. If you’re interstate and you have the BOC 3 filed, insurance current and current USDOT/ MC number/ apportioned plate on power unit laddy da do you still need a TXDOT number to drive in or through TX? I’ve seen trucks with USDOT number, TXDOT number and KYU number on truck. I just thought they were running intrastate first and decided to go interstate. Then too lazy too scrape off TXDOT numbers after getting the USDOT number. Haha. Incidentally. I just retired from the GOV and I’m at the LLC stage of opening my own owner operator single truck LTL service with my dually. I’ve been researching a ton ( it’s a pun) to get all this right. This forum has been priceless among other things. Appreciate y’all.
     
  8. spyder7723

    spyder7723 Road Train Member

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    Intrastate and interstate are two entirely different things. You need an active mc number (interstate authority) to do interstate. this is governed and controlled at the federal level.

    Many states, like texas, require intrastate authority. This is governed at the state level. For example if i load in Pennsylvania and deliver in Ohio all i need is a mc#. It's interstate and the feds govern it. But if i load in Cleveland and deliver in Cincinnati i need a puco account. Its intrastate and Ohio governs it.
     
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  9. Bamrbaker

    Bamrbaker Light Load Member

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    Ok. So if I have a USDOT and MC number because I run interstate 99% of the time. But I take one load from Dallas to San Antonio I now need a TXDOT as well? Appreciate you explaining. Because I’ve read all the rules and deciphered them the best I can. And the rules say I need a USDOT number before I get a TXDOT number. Which makes no sense to me at all. That tells me even if I just want to run intrastate in Texas i still need a USDOT number. I just don’t need an MC number. If I want to stay intrastate. Which I don’t. But I don’t understand how many numbers I need plastered to the side of my truck to run lower 48. I plan on tagging the truck for all 48. But that’s separate.
     
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  10. spyder7723

    spyder7723 Road Train Member

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    Yes you need Texas intrastate authority. No you do not need to put the number on your truck. Possibly those based in Texas do but i am not based in Texas do i don't need the number on the truck.

    The numbers required to be posted on the truck for the lower 48 are....us dot#, last 8 of the vin, ny hut sticker, ifta deal. carrier name and city, state. That's it.
    mc#,kyu# tx dot# and all that other stuff does not have to be on the truck. But you do need a copy of the certificates in your permit book.
    To add more confusion, the state your business is based in can require more info.

    Edit to add: i am not a transportation lawyer. I answer to the best of my ability and i strongly believe i am correct however you should verify all this along with any other info on this site.
     
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