PDL Business Services


Let PDL handle time consuming and complicated process of obtaining your authority, giving you the freedom and ability to run your own business.

PDL Business Services will save you time by helping you obtain your trucking authority in the shortest time frame possible. If an application is received before 3:00pm EST we will be able to file all the paperwork required to obtain an MC number, USDOT number, and have them issued on the next business day!

We will help you avoid the hassle and complications that can arise while acquiring your authority. Instead of having to deal with up to 8 different federal and state agencies, we will be your one point of contact to complete the entire authority process. We take the frustration and guesswork out of getting your authority by having our experienced authority representatives complete the authority process for you!

Be Your Own Boss, Get Your Own Carrier Authority

All new entrant Motor Carriers must submit an application package to obtain both a DOT Number and an MC Number. After the initial application has been submitted, before the authority will be granted:

  • A BOC-3 Blanket Agent listing must be filed. (We handle this for you.) This is a simply a representative agent in each state upon whom court papers may be served in any proceeding brought against a motor carrier, broker, or freight forwarder.

  • Your insurance company must file proof of liability insurance.


    The United States Department of Transportation (USDOT) Number serves as a unique identifier when collecting and monitoring a company’s safety information acquired during audits, compliance reviews, crash investigations, and inspections.

    A USDOT Number is required to operate as a Common or Contract carrier hauling cargo in interstate commerce. This is also required to haul hazardous materials in interstate commerce, or for commercial vehicles that are over 10,000 pounds.

    Motor Carrier Number MC

    FMCSA operating authority is often identified as an "MC," "FF," or "MX" number, depending on the type of authority that is granted. Unlike the USDOT Number application process, a company may need to obtain multiple operating authorities to support its planned business operations. Operating Authority dictates the type of operation a company may run and the cargo it may carry.

    BOC 3 Process Agents

    The BOC-3 is used to designate process agents (also known as BOC-3 agents) in all 50 states in which the business operates. It is required by all motor carriers, brokers and freight forwarders to obtain their own operating authority and must be kept on file with the Federal Motor Safety Carrier Administration (FMCSA) at all times. A BOC-3 agent is a designated person or office that accepts legal documents on your behalf.

    We can secure your permanent Process Agents for every state and file your form BOC-3 with the FMCSA for you. We will then send you the form BOC-3 for your records.

    Our Price $50 for more information.

    Broker Authority

    A Broker Authority is a license issued and granted by the FMCSA (Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration) that allows a company to arrange the transportation of cargo belonging to others by using for-hire carriers to provide the actual transportation of the cargo. Once your Authority is applied for, you will be issued an MC number by the FMCSA

    Why should I let PDL Business Services take care of the application process?

    First, we save you time. Just answer a few simple questions and we will prepare the application and get the MC number issued for you. Secondly, we give you peace of mind. You don't have to worry that your application may contain mistakes that could delay your grant date or get your application rejected altogether. Finally, we save you money. Our service fees are much lower than other reputable registration services. Match that with our unbeatable customer service and support, it's a no-brainer.

    UCR Registration

    The UCR (Unified Carrier registration) registers your USDOT number with all the states. It has been required for all interstate carrier and Brokers since 2010 and is one of the most heavily enforced registrations.The UCR expires every Dec 31 and requires yearly renewals. UCR registration fees are based on the number of trucks that operate interstate (outside your home state). Trailers and intrastate trucks are exempt.

    Our Price $155 for more information.

    Form 2290 HVUT

    HVUT stands for Heavy Vehicle Use Tax which is an annual federal highway tax imposed on certain heavy motor vehicles, including trucks, truck tractors, and buses using our public highways. The tax applies only to vehicles with a taxable gross weight of 55,000 pounds or more. The federal government then distributes revenues back to the states for highway construction and maintenance projects.