Start Your Own Trucking Company
Starting a trucking company and getting your authority can be complicated, but our Startup Program makes it fast and easy!
We’ll help you start your company, get your authority, and give you the tools to make running your trucking company easier.
Fill out this form or call us at 855-347-2739 to learn more and get started today!
Starting Your Trucking Company
If you plan to operate as a for-hire carrier that hauls cargo across state lines, you will need a United States Department of Transportation (USDOT) number and motor carrier operating authority (MC number) from the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA). This process can be complicated, but we’ll make it easy.
We help you form a business entity (LLC) in your home state. Then, we complete and file all the paperwork for you. We also send you a Record Book with the important documents you need to run your trucking company.
Apex Capital is one of the few companies that helps you form your trucking company and apply for your operating authority. Plus, after you get your authority, you’re pre-approved to factor your freight bills with Apex to get paid faster and keep your trucking business running smoothly.
How much does starting my trucking company with Apex cost?
- Formation documents with the Secretary of the State in your home state: Varies (every state’s fee is different)
- Form SS-4 with the Internal Revenue Service: Free
- Form MCSA-1 with the FMCSA (USDOT & MC Numbers): $300
- Form BOC-3 with the FMCSA (Designate a Process Agent): $150
- UCR Form with the Unified Carrier Registration System: Varies by fleet size
- Non-refundable Apex administrative fee: $435
Why should I start with Apex?
We know starting a trucking business isn’t easy. We want to help you get started quickly and easily. One of our transportation specialists is with you every step of the way to help answer questions and make sure you get started smoothly.
Apex has other tools to help your new trucking company succeed. You’ll have access to our industry-leading factoring services, a fuel card with huge fuel discounts at thousands of truck stops to make fueling easier and much more.