Own Authority.

Discussion in 'Ask An Owner Operator' started by The Biggest Dawg, Dec 5, 2019.

  1. The Biggest Dawg

    The Biggest Dawg Light Load Member

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    What do I need before I haul my first load? What am I missing from my list?
    I already got my dot and mc number they are in the inactive state.

    1. Insurance
    2. BOC-3 (ooida)
    3. UCR
    4. IFTA (keeptruckin)
    5. Apportioned Plates
    6. Heavy Vehicle Use Tax (2290)
    7. Drug Consortium (ooida)
    8. Previous 10 year employment on file (do i have to contact previous employers?)
    9. Road test myself
    10. Take a drug test
    11. Start hauling?
     
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  3. Petty Cash

    Petty Cash Light Load Member

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    Biggest things from your list off the top of my head...

    You say Keeptruckin for your IFTA. Do you have your stickers and cab card?

    Do you at least have documentation of attempting to contact your former employers to verify your employment?
     
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  4. kemosabi49

    kemosabi49 Trucker Forum STAFF Staff Member

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    I have read many times on this forum where one truck O/Os road test themselves. But it's not legal according to 391.31

    a) Except as provided in subpart G, a person shall not drive a commercial motor vehicle unless he/she has first successfully completed a road test and has been issued a certificate of driver's road test in accordance with this section.
    (b) The road test shall be given by the motor carrier or a person designated by it. However, a driver who is a motor carrier must be given the test by a person other than himself/herself.
     
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  5. The Biggest Dawg

    The Biggest Dawg Light Load Member

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    No I haven't filed the paperwork yet. I only did the dot/mc paperwork, I should be buying truck and trailer this weekend trying to get everything in order so i can start hauling in 2 weeks.
    As far as ifta filing goes I know how to do all the math but where do I submit the numbers? And Thats every three months right?

    Regulations Section

    I dont see that section you posted, but it looks like I dont have to give myself a road test anymore.

    Question 1: Are employers still required to administer road tests since all States have implemented CDL skills testing?

    Guidance: The employer may accept a CDL in lieu of a road test if the driver is required to successfully complete a road test to obtain a CDL in the State of issuance. However, if the employer intends to assign to the driver a vehicle necessitating the doubles/triples or tank vehicle endorsement, the employer must administer the road test under §391.31 in a representative vehicle.
     
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  6. Snailexpress

    Snailexpress Road Train Member

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    What you skip is START LOOKING FOR LOADS (good loads)
     
  7. Dino soar

    Dino soar Road Train Member

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    It sounds like you hit most of the big stuff.

    But you have to have your files set up properly for when they do your audit.

    I don't have the web address but ooida has training videos that show you how to set up your files.

    You also should have a driver qualification file. You should have one that's already printed up that has everything that you need inside of there because there's a lot of paperwork in there that when they do your audit they will be looking for. I have seen them on the web where they cost around $30 I think?

    You could check the price if you become a member of ooida.

    You may want to have a good Trucking software to help you keep track of things. With the audit, they want to see that you have things in order.

    Also don't forget your state permits, liquor permits if you haul that, your medical card attached to your license, State business license and registration, if you pick up and deliver within Pennsylvania you need Pennsylvania puc Authority and if you pick up and deliver in the state of New Jersey you have to get set up as a foreign corporation.

    Or you will pay dearly.
     
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  8. bonder45

    bonder45 Medium Load Member

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    Start grabbing loads in 2 weeks? Doesn’t it take 21 days for insurance to attach and Authority granted?

    ( I’m going through the same thing as you right now, just waiting on a decent insurance quote )
     
  9. Dino soar

    Dino soar Road Train Member

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    You can apply for your Authority without having Insurance in place.

    Once they tell you everything is in order they will be waiting on your insurance and the drug Consortium.

    I don't remember the exact amount of time after you submit your insurance but I think it was somewhere between 5 to 10 days for your mc number to actually become active.
     
  10. bonder45

    bonder45 Medium Load Member

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    Interesting, my DOT & MC was registered on Nov 21 and I’ve yet to see any change in my account.
     
  11. Dino soar

    Dino soar Road Train Member

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    I don't remember the exact time frame but I think it takes them about 30 days to process your application.

    I think the whole thing from start to finish is about 5 weeks.
     
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