How to Start a Trucking Company | Apex Startup Program

Start A Trucking Company

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Apex has been in the trucking industry for over two decades. One thing that’s certain is that it’s complicated for someone to start their own trucking company. 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.

Start a trucking company

Starting a Trucking Business

Company Formation

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.

Getting Operating Authority

Trucking authority is one of the first things you’ll need. Our team of transportation experts will file the applications for you and guide you every step of the way. Learn more about getting motor carrier operating authority.


Costs of Starting 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. Learn more about how much it will cost to start a trucking company.


Compliance 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, 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.

Additional Resources

We’re here with you every step of the way, we’re able to provide helpful resource options to help you find trucking equipment to buy or finance, insurance, and more.


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