How to Start a Trucking Company the Right Way | Apex Capital

How to Start A Trucking Company

We Can Help You Start a Trucking Company

Do you want to be your own boss? Start Your Own Trucking Business!

Apex has been in the trucking industry for over 25 years. One thing that’s certain is that it’s complicated for to start a trucking company, even with just one truck. Between the licenses, applications, and countless other requirements needed, it can intimidate anyone looking to get into the trucking business. That’s why we have the Apex Startup Program to help make starting a trucking company easier.

The Apex Startup Program helps you form your business entity, completes and files the registrations to get your motor carrier operating authority (MC Number), provides helpful resources for a successful first year, and so much more.

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How do You Form Your Trucking Business?

When it comes to forming a trucking company there are a lot of questions that come up. Should you operate as a sole-proprietorship? Should you form a limited liability company (LLC) or a corporation? How do you name a trucking company? Don’t worry, we’re here to help answer those questions. We’ll even file the paperwork for you.

To help you understand all the requirements and get started, we wrote a guide, “How to Start Your Own Trucking Company.”

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How do You Get Operating Authority?

Trucking authority is one of the first things you’ll need to start your trucking company. Our team of transportation experts will file the DOT and MC Number application for you and guide you every step of the way.

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How Much Does it Cost to Start a Trucking Company?

There is a lot of misinformation out there regarding the costs of starting a trucking company. Some websites claim you can start a trucking company for as little as $300. Unfortunately, this is simply false. The total costs of starting a trucking company can vary widely and are based on how you plan to do business. For example, the cost to form a business entity varies greatly between states. Startup costs are different for those hauling intrastate freight vs. interstate freight. They even vary if you currently have equipment or insurance. However, we can help guide you through the process and give you an idea of how much your costs will be to start your trucking company and the exact pricing of our services.

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Ongoing Compliance & Additional Resources

Unfortunately, filings and registrations don’t end after you initially start your trucking company. You will be responsible for renewing some filings annually or biennially. These filings include UCR, BOC-3, HVUT Form 2290, LLC, and MCS-150. Don’t worry. We stay in touch with you after your truck hits the road, offering renewal filing reminders, and services to help you stay compliant.

We’re here with you every step of the way, we’re able to provide information to help you find trucking equipment, compliance programs, trucking insurance, and more.

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