FMCSA Registration Cost
FMCSA Registration Cost Information
If you or your carrier need FMCSA registration information, you're in the right spot. Please browse the information below to learn the basics of FMCSA registration costs. If you cannot find what you are looking for, you can call our organization. Our FMCSA and DOT registration team is standing by to answer all your questions.
Keep in mind that we are a third party FMCSA registration service. This means that our costs vary from official FMCSA registration fees. In fact, you can save time and money by registering through our company. We can file all your FMCSA and DOT paperwork on your behalf. As a result, you can avoid paying expensive government fees.
What Is the Price of Securing an MC Number for Operating Authority?
The FMCSA charges a one-time fee for each individually granted Operating Authority. The cost is $300. But that cost does not include separate filing fees with a registration application. The FMCSA can charge a separate fee for processing each separate type of authority. Here is an example of a common cost of more than one registration. Say that your carrier needs both Passenger Authority and Household Goods Authority. The FMCSA will charge two separate $300 registration fees. This means that the final cost of authority comes out to $600. The FMCSA will often allow a carrier to combine payments into a single transaction.
Now, say that your carrier is seeking authorities that are the same type. (Like contract carrier authority and common authorities for property transportation.) The FMCSA should charge one single fee. Keep in mind that almost all FMCSA filing fees cannot get refunded. Plus, the FMCSA will charge a carrier $14 for processing a name change. The agency even charges an $80 fee to request the reinstatement of authority. (Assuming that trucking authority has gotten revoked.)
The fees above are not the only official FMCSA Operating Authority fees. Our third-party organization can provide separate, more cost-effective fees. This way, carriers can save money when seeking authority and an MC Number. Our registration team's standing by to provide you with Operating Authority right now. We can file your OP-1 Application For Motor Property Carrier & Broker Authority ASAP.
What Are the Fees for URS (Unified Registration System) New Applicants?
Most FMCSA fees for new URS applicants have not changed in recent years. Carriers in need of Unified Registration System registration must fill out an application. This application refers to FMCSA Form MCSA-1. Applicants have to pay a separate $300 charge for every requested Operating Authority. (A separate FMCSA fee does not apply to USDOT Number safety registration.) Please contact our organization if you are a new URS applicant. Our experts can go cost by cost and give you an accurate registration estimate. In fact, we can go over all FMCSA costs associated with URS.
How Much Does the Government Charge To Apply for a DOT Number?
The FMCSA charges a $300 filing fee. This cost is separate for either DOT Number or MC Number registration. But you or your trucking company are not stuck having to register through the FMCSA. Instead, our organization can file MC and DOT Number registration on your behalf. Please browse our website to learn more about DOT/MC Number registration services. Oftentimes, we can supply a customer with a DOT Number in only one hour. Of course, this depends on how fast the FMCSA and DOT is when getting back to us.
UCR (Unified Carrier Registration) Fee Reductions for Interstate Carriers
In 2020, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) issued a new rule. The rule reduces the cost of some UCR (Unified Carrier Registration) fees. The cost reductions apply to certain US interstate motor carriers under UCR plans. The FMCSA cost reductions affect all heating fuel dealers and petroleum marketers. These are trucking businesses that operate interstate cargo tank vehicles. (An interstate carrier transports regulated goods across state lines.) Keep in mind that UCR registration does not apply to any intrastate carriers. This concept refers to terms within the Unified Carrier Registration Act of 2005.
Years ago, UCR took the place of the Single State Registration System. Today, each UCR cost goes toward the FMCSA collecting relevant fees. Operators of interstate commerce vehicles have to pay the cost of these fees every year. So, why did the FMCSA reduce the cost of specific UCR fees? It’s because the UCR government program brought in more money than it can collect. Once this became known, the FMCSA reduced its 2020 annual registration fees. This refers to the cost of fees collected by states.
The UCR cost reductions mentioned above apply to motor carriers, freight forwarders, and brokers. The current cost reduction is about 14 percent below the 2018 UCR registration fee. In 2021, the cost of FMCSA UCR registration fees remained about the same. You can expect the current UCR costs to stay the same in the coming years.
Get an MC Number & the Authority To Operate Through Our Organization
Your trucking company does not have to register authority through the FMCSA. Instead, you can save time and money by registering through our third-party organization. This way, you can receive an MC Number and the authority to operate with ease. Our FMCA registration team can take care of all the confusing paperwork on your behalf. Remember that almost all trucking companies must have active Operating Authority. Otherwise, they are in violation of FMCSA and DOT interstate rules and regulations. Let’s now go over the types of companies that must have interstate Operating Authority. Remember that you cannot achieve Operating Authority without an active MC Number. Plus, almost all trucking businesses must also have at least one DOT Number.
Does your carrier transport passengers through interstate commerce? (This means that the passengers pay the cost of a fee or provide compensation.) If so, you will need a number with MC status for authority. This also applies if you transport commodities regulated at the federal level. Even companies arranging to transport these commodities need MC Numbers. This is a central principle of FMCSA interstate commerce regulations. Your company might need more than one Operating Authority for its business operations. Please call us now to get an MC Number ASAP. We can go over the exact cost with you over the phone. Plus, we can also file any other FMCSA trucking registration that you need.
How Long Does It Take for an MC Number To Get Activated?
The FMCSA will almost always activate a USDOT Number on an immediate basis. But that is never the case for any number with MC status. Why? Because the FMCSA uses an official vetting period for every MC application. The Operating Authority vetting and protest period lasts about twenty-one days. This means your MC Number will become activated after three weeks. Please keep in mind that our organization’s registration team will go the extra mile. Our FMCSA experts will do all they can to supply you with an active MC Number ASAP. Plus, they can go cost by cost to help lower your other registration fees.
Apply for Authority Right Now
Our registration team is ready to help you apply for DOT and FMCSA authority today. The key first step is to complete a URS (Unified Registration System) application. The FMCSA URS application is for first-time applicants in the US trucking industry. If you do not have a DOT Number, our team can also register you with a new number. Then, we will guide you through the FMCSA legacy registration system process. Again, we will go cost by cost with you so that you're aware of every single fee. And we will do our best to keep FMCSA registration costs low. Our team will not rest until your carrier has the authority to operate all across the USA.
How Long Does the URS Process Take for New Applicants?
The FMCSA has a reputation for taking its time when it comes to URS applications. It takes the FMCSA about 20-25 business days to process new applicant applications. But sometimes a URS application becomes subject to further review by the FMCSA. When this happens, the application process can last eight weeks or even longer.
A key mission of our organization is to get URS applications processed ASAP. That’s why we stay in touch with authorities in the FMCSA at all times. Keep in mind that your carrier should avoid mailing URS applications to the FMCSA. That’s because the FMCSA could take 45-60 business days to process your application. You can save time and money by applying through our third party organization.
Need To Learn More About Registering? Call Us Today
If you need more information about the cost of registering through the FMCSA, call us right now. Our trucking authority experts have access to crucial cost information that you need. This way, your carrier can discover cost effective solutions and save both money and time.
Remember, you are not on your own when completing registration with the FMCSA. We have a team of registration professionals standing by to assist you and your carrier. Please give us a call at any time. You are also welcome to message us on our website or send out an email. We look forward to helping you use our registration strategies to save time and money.