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New Authority

Getting a New Authority

The FMCSA requires many entities providing transportation in interstate commerce to obtain a specific Authority To Operate within their chosen field.  Each Authority type comes with its own set of regulations.  Glostone can assist with obtaining 3 types of Authority To Operate:

  • - For-Hire Motor Carrier Authority
  • - Broker Authority
  • - Household Goods Authority


For-Hire Motor Carrier Authority

To operate as an interstate for-hire carrier, you must be properly registered with the DOT (US DOT Number) and issued Authority by the FMCSA.  Glostone will walk you through the entire process.  The registration and authority application process must be made electronically through the FMCSA Unified Registration System (URS) portal.

The URS registration and authority process requires additional elements to be filed outside of the URS portal application process. The FMCSA will keep your authority in a “pending” status until the completion of the required processes and protest periods. Your registration and authority can be granted and “active” in no less than 21 days but can take much longer based on the timeliness of the required filings and any “red flags” within the application that might indicate a closer inspection by the FMCSA.

Additionally, there are steps that need to be taken both before and after your Federal registration and authority is applied for such as:

  • - Registering your business name
  • - Obtaining a Federal Employer Identification Number
  • - Setting up IFTA and Mileage Tax accounts
  • - Obtaining Intra-State Authority
  • - Obtaining HazMat Permits
  • - Filing the Unified Carrier Registration
  • - Obtaining insurance
  • - Filing the IRS Heavy Vehicle Use Tax
  • - Establishing Driver Qualification Files
  • - Establishing equipment maintenance schedules and files
  • - Obtaining an Annual Vehicle Safety Inspection from a certified inspector
  • - And more!

Mistakes are costly both in time and money. Our experts will work with you from start to finish!


Our Basic Federal Registration and For-Hire Authority Package is just $159*

  • - We will file for your Federal URS registration and authority on your behalf
  • - Obtain your USDOT Number
  • - Obtain your For-hire authority
  • - File for your Process Agents (BOC-3)
  • - We will work with you to have your insurance company provide the necessary insurance filing, not too soon and not too late
  • - Monitor your filing until processed
  • - Establish your ongoing FMCSA portal for the required biennial updates
    * Plus Federal fees for Registration and Authority. After January, 2017, Registration and Authority fees will be $300 each.

If you are interested in Broker or Household Goods Authority, call us for details (503.607.1088)!


Interested or want to learn more? Have one of our expert staff contact you.

Testimonial: Ed and Debbie Johnson, E & D Transport, LLC.

“Thank you so much for your help with getting our own authority and all the paperwork and hurdles that went along with getting started. We believe that going through Glostone was the best economical decision we could have made.

Your help with our safety audit was well appreciated, we were a bit stressed but passed the audit with no issues.Thanks again for always getting back to us when we have questions, and for being on top of any renewals or other new things we may need to be aware of!

We would highly recommend Glostone Trucking Solutions to anyone wanting to get started under their own authority. Thanks again!”

Let us help you get your motor carrier authority