The trucking industry is one of the most heavily regulated industries in the U.S., and numerous documents are required when you start a trucking company. The staff at Sky Transport Solutions knows exactly which documents have to be filed and which permits and credentials (in cab permits, decals, plates, etc.,) are required to open your trucking company.
When you look at the documentation that is required at all the state and federal levels, you will feel overwhelmed by the requirements on all state and federal levels.
You may wonder why you would want to open a trucking company because large trucking companies are everywhere. But did you know you could get started in the trucking industry with a single truck. It is more important to make sure that you understand all of the steps involved in the process of starting your own trucking company.
One of the first decisions you will need to make is what types of freight you will haul, some common freight trucking services are for:
Then there are applications for trucking permits and authority to transport freight. Below is a great overview and steps involved in opening your own trucking company and legally transporting freight for companies.
Starting your own trucking company may seem difficult at first, but the financial rewards are great in the long run, plus there is opportunity to expand.
The permit application process takes a little time, experience and patience. Sky Transportation Solutions will handle the frustrating tasks of working with the state and federal agencies involved in securing your authority, permits and plates.
In most cases truck drivers leaving or quitting a trucking company or leased driver agreement have an advantage over the first time or newbie trucker. This is very true because of the fact they have experience driving alone. If you are new to trucking the way you answered to the questions above will determine you success in operating a trucking company or being an owner operator.
So when you have your trucking company name selected, you will have to get the name registered in your state of residence. This can be done in as little as one day in some states to several weeks in others. You will have to get your Federal ID Number for your company. IMPORTANT NOTE: You should not use your social security number as your Federal ID number. Identity theft can occur by using your own social security number.
The next step is to obtain your FMCSA Authority, DOT Number, Unified Carrier Registration (UCR), International Fuel Tax Agreement (IFTA) and any other trucking permits you may need, primarily states require their own trucking permits.
Getting all the paperwork completed and getting apportioned plates can take about 15 working days from start to finish.
Sky Transport Staff does everything possible to expedite your paperwork, however when working with government agencies problems may arise and delays may occur.