How to Start A Trucking Company

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18 Wheel Express Inc

Do you want to start your own trucking company?

Apex can help.

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).

Starting a trucking company and getting your USDOT and MC numbers can be complicated, but our Startup Program makes it fast and easy!

Getting Started with Apex

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 (MC number). Plus, after you get your authority you can factor your freight bills with Apex to get paid faster and keep your business running smoothly.

Why work with Apex to start your trucking company?
  • We make it simple!
  • One of our transportation specialists is with you every step of the way.
  • We save you time and make the process stress free.
  • We help you form your company and obtain operating authority for you.

Still want to know more? Our team compiled a list of frequently asked questions we hear about getting trucking authority and starting your business.

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Learn How to Start Your Own Trucking Company

Learn How to Start Your Own Trucking Company

There is a lot to think about when starting your own trucking company. To help you understand all the requirements, get our “Start Your Own Trucking Company” white paper. The white paper includes information about FMCSA, licenses, registrations, taxes, business expenses and more.

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What are the costs of starting my trucking company with the Apex Startup Program?

  • 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): $300.00
    (Formerly the MCS-150 & OP-1)
  • Form BOC-3 with the FMCSA (Designate a Process Agent): $150.00
  • UCR Form with the Unified Carrier Registration System: Varies by fleet size
  • Non-refundable Apex administrative fee: $435.00