What is Operating Authority?



02 Minutes


Course Overview

In this chapter, you will know the importance of operating authority and why as a motor carrier you will need it if you want to operate commercial motor vehicles to transport goods or passengers for hire. You will learn what are US and Canadian-domiciled for-hire vehicles and what are regulated commodities that an operating authority allows you to transport. It also explains how to maintain proof of insurance with the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration Office of Registration and Safety Information. It talks about operating authority verification, operating authority docket numbers, US DOT number markings, CVSA inspections, decals, and more.

What will I learn?

The importance of the Unified Registration System to obtain a USDOT number
How the FMCSA operating authority is also known as an "MC," "FF," or "MX" number
The process required for your company to obtain multiple operating authorities to support its operations
The process of registration for new applicants
The application for additional authority
Various interstate authority rules applicable to your vehicle
Formalities for hauling exempt commodities



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