Voluntary Revoking Operating Authority.

Discussion in 'Ask An Owner Operator' started by 6wheeler, Jan 12, 2018 at 5:04 AM.

  1. 6wheeler

    6wheeler Road Train Member

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    I have a good shipper that wants me to drive their truck for 3 months. I will be paid a very good rate for putting my business on hold to help them.

    I want to know has anyone "voluntary revoked" their operating authority later having it reinstated?
     
  2. Gearjammer79

    Gearjammer79 Road Train Member

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    I've read just hold on to your authority for about 6 months to 1 year to look good when you start using it.
     
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  3. 6wheeler

    6wheeler Road Train Member

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    I've had my authority for 10 years.
     
  4. lilillill

    lilillill Sarcasm... it's not just for breakfast

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    I think the word you’re looking for is “suspend”, not “revoke”.
     
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  5. 6wheeler

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    Yes, but the FMCSA does not allow that. You have to "voluntary revoke" your authority
     
  6. Scooter Jones

    Scooter Jones Road Train Member

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    The FMCSA allows you to deactivate/reactivate your authority. I'm sure a cursory search on their website will provide the means to do so.
     
  7. 6wheeler

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    Thanks but I have already briefly read the website. From what I read you can only voluntary revoke your authority.

    Now before I get a flood of answers from everyone saying, yes you can or no thats not right, I'm looking for someone that has done this and has some insight on it.

    I'm sure someone has done it. Maybe they were in the hospital for 3 months. Or they had to leave the business to tend to something else for a few months
     
  8. Ridgeline

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    I think when you do, you take a hit on the authorities age.
     
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  9. Derailed

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    For just 3 months I would keep it active. Not worth the headache but that's just my opinion.
     
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