FDOT Compliance in Fort Myers, Miami and Surrounding Areas
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When setting up a secure trucking company, you must not only have the proper insurance, but also follow all licensing and compliance regulations as mandated by law. You must also meet all regulatory requirements as set by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) and other regulators. Without obtaining the proper licensing, you won’t be able to do businesses securely.
People Trucking Insurance makes it easy for you to handle all your insurance, compliance and inspection needs at the same time. We can guide you through many licensing tasks at the same time we do your insurance setup, and you’ll be able to complete these essential tasks quickly and easily.
Our inspection & compliance services include:
DOT Number Applications
By law, most companies that carry cargo, hazardous or transport passengers must register with the FMCSA and apply for a USDOT Number. Your DOT number is a unique number that federal regulators use to identify you during safety audits, crash investigations and other inspections. We can help you figure out your DOT number eligibility and appropriately file it with the right authorities.
MC Number Filing
Alongside their DOT number, some trucking companies must obtain FMCSA Interstate Operating Authority, also known as an MC, FF or MX number. It gives you permission to offer certain services and carry certain cargo. These numbers are required of companies when they:
- Carry or arrange transport for cargo through interstate commerce, that is federally regulated and owned by others.
- Transport passengers (either for a fee or other compensation) in interstate commerce.
Because the uses of these numbers vary, some companies will have to obtain multiple MC numbers.
FMCSA Reinstatement & Records Changes
You will have to make updates to your FMCSA and USDOT records when you move, change your address or make other changes to the business. Additionally, you must update this information with the FMCSA every two years. If you do not do so, then you could lose your USDOT number and face other penalties. We can help you reinstate these records if you wind up in a tricky situation like this.
You want to keep your business assets and your personal assets clearly separated. As a result, your best bet is to set up a corporation or Limited Liability Company (LLC). We’ll make sure you have an easy process to do so.
Form BOC-3 Filing
Form BOC-3 (Designation of Agents for Service of Process) gives motor carriers, brokers and freight forwarders a legal presence in any state where they do business.
By filing the BOC-3, a trucking company selects a process agent to represent them in every state their trucks haul freight. In case of the trucker facing a legal issue in that state, the process agent is the person who receives the right legal papers and other documents.
EIN (Taxpayer ID number) Applications
An EIN is an Employer Identification Number. It is a unique identifier that you will use for your own tax purposes, and you’ll provide it to your employees when they file their annual taxes. Additionally, you will have to refer to an EIN when you make changes to your business, incorporate the operation, open bank accounts for the company and undertake other restructuring.
Under Florida law, most motor carriers must post surety bonds with the Florida Department of Transportation. If truckers make mistakes, they must, by law, repay all fees and penalties that might result. A surety bond is the guarantee that the trucking company will do so.
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