Reactivate MC number versus a new MC number

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  1. Regional

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    Hey there I am actually looking to reactivate my dads MC number that is about 8 years old. I also know that many brokers require you to be in the business for 3-12 months depending on the broker. So will reactivating the MC number affect this?
     
  2. Regional

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    I want to apply for a MC number and let it sit for one year. Can I apply for one without trucks or insurance?
     
  3. Milr72

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    Mc will not be active until you have insurance. I’m not sure how you would get insurance without a truck.
     
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  5. xsetra

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    If a customer looks up your number just to see when it was created and if it is active
    Reactivating an older MC might give you a slim advantage over a brand new number.
    Also reactivating might save you a few hundred bucks versus starting new.

    Ask your insurance agent. It might save a little on the insurance premiums.
     
  6. Regional

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    How much will general liability insurance cost?
     
  7. xsetra

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    Call an agent.
     
  8. Regional

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    Because many brokers care about time in business about one year minimum.
     
  9. 3ARTransport

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    I had a 3yr old MC that never went active cause insurance was way to high for me at the time. 3yrs later i picked up where i left off. Called Fmsca to reactivate, paid couple hundred, filed insurance and started up. Maby a little different than your situation but i do know you wont be active till you get insurance on file with them. At todays rates on insurance it would be tough to just pay insurance to have a truck parked. Also..if your gonna register the truck with your insurance on renued mc i dont believe you can have that same unit leased on to another carrier while you get that yr under your belt . I could be wrong, but thats how it was explained to me when I tried to lease a truck to oilfield with my MC attached to that truck.
     
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  10. Midwest Trucker

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    If the old mc was voluntarily deactivated the. I would use it. Some look at the dates but some just hear an older number and feel more comfortable.

    Besides, I’d guess there is some pride involved in using your Dads old number. Would be for me.
     
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