We’ll focus on compliance so you can focus on the road ahead.

At TCS, we designed our managed trucking compliance services to keep trucks on the road by helping trucking companies meet state and federal compliance requirements. TCS Managed Services provides peace of mind and confidence that your trucking company will be around for the long haul.
Managed trucking compliance services provide truckers with peace of mind.
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Complete trucking compliance management.

TCS provides complete trucking compliance services to help get new trucking companies up and running the right way. We also provide ongoing compliance management services to keep existing trucking companies on the road.

Business Registrations and Filings

Whether you’re starting a new trucking company or looking to take the next step in your growing business, forming a Limited Liability Company is a popular option that helps reduce your personal liability.

Learn more about establishing your LLC

An Employer Identification Number (EIN) is a nine-digit number the IRS assigns to businesses for tax filing and reporting. EINs are required to file taxes for businesses registered with the IRS.

TCS will get you setup with an EIN as part of our Managed Services.

A USDOT number is a unique identifier assigned to you by the Department of Transportation (DOT). This federally mandated number is used by the DOT/FMCSA, as well as insurance companies and freight brokers, to look up your company’s information and determine whether you’re in compliance.

Beyond the federal USDOT number requirements, some states have additional or different requirements. The experts at Transportation Compliance Service can help determine what’s right for your situation.

Learn more about registering for a USDOT number.

Carriers that transport freight across state lines for hire need a Motor Carrier Interstate Operating Authority which is represented by a Motor Carrier (MC) number. In order to activate your MC number, and be authorized to cross state lines, a BOC-3 form must be filed with the FMCSA. A BOC-3 designates a processing agent to serve as a legal presence in any state where you do business.

The process of activating your MC number can take 20-24 days, so it is important to work with a TCS specialist to ensure the process is completed correctly.

Contact us if you need to haul freight across state lines.

Learn more about Motor Carrier / BOC-3.

As a trucking company, you and your drivers are always on the move. Keeping your organization’s policy and procedure manual up-to-date can be a challenge. Yet, any changes in your operations, fleet, or changes to permitting and state and federal regulations will necessitate immediate updates that will need to be communicated throughout your organization.

Look to TCS to help keep your drivers on the road with up-to-date policy and procedure manuals.

IFTA, or the International Fuel Tax Agreement, is a cooperative agreement among the lower 48 states and Canada, which allows commercial carriers to average out their fuel and mileage to determine the quarterly tax liability.

Similarly, the International Registration Plan (IRP) is a reciprocity agreement between the contiguous 48 states and Canada. It eases the process for apportioning payments of the registration fees carriers are required to pay based on their total distances they operate between jurisdictions every quarter.

Managing IFTA and IRP registration and quarterly compliance is one of many services TCS Compliance Specialists can assist with and ease the burden on trucking operators.

More about IFTA and IRP.

The heavy vehicle use tax is an annual tax levied by the IRS on vehicles operating on public highways at taxable gross weights of 55,000 pounds or more. Taxable gross weight is a combination of the unloaded weight of the vehicle plus the unloaded weight of any trailers used in combination with the vehicle plus the weight of the maximum load carried on the vehicle and any trailers used in combination with the vehicle.

TCS will help you navigate the complexities, deadlines, and confusion associated with IRS tax or let you know if your company’s operations fall under one of the HVUT exemptions.

Learn more about IRS Form 2290 / Heavy Vehicle Use Tax.

When it comes to determining your rates for commercial trucking insurance, the FMCSA is very specific. Depending on your company’s operations and driver experience, your insurance can be rather expensive or relatively cheap.

Our partnerships with insurance companies can help determine your commercial insurance requirements.

FMCSA Compliance (Driver, Federal, and State)

Any person who operates a commercial vehicle is expected to demonstrate they are qualified to operate that vehicle. This applies to all commercial drivers required to secure a USDOT number to operate their vehicle.

Learn more about Driver Qualification Files

The Pre-Employment Screening Program (PSP) is an electronic records system that helps carriers make more informed hiring decisions. It provides secure, electronic access to a commercial driver’s five-year crash and three-year inspection history from the FMCSA Motor Carrier Management Information System (MCMIS).

TCS is an authorized PSP account holder. We work with carriers to help make better hiring decisions.

Transportation Compliance Service provides all services related to DOT drug and alcohol testing, policy development, clearinghouse, and program management.

Learn more about our Drug and Alcohol Compliance services.

TCS works with more than 10,000 DOT‐approved FMCSA drug specimen collection sites and drug and alcohol testing technicians. These sites are located across the United States and Canada. Wherever your drivers are operating or wherever your business is located, there is a testing location near your drivers.

Read more about the Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse.

Our TCS Compliance Specialists have the knowledge and extensive experience to help you stay on top of, and meet, all of the requirements set by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA).

Whether your trucking company has interstate or intrastate operating authority, with TCS Managed Services, you’ll have the industry expertise and guidance you need to ensure you are compliant with Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations (FMCSR.)

Learn more about Federal and State Compliance.

Your state’s Department of Transportation (DOT) sets the safety standards required for trucking companies to operate within the state. Yet, DOT compliance standards are updated continuously and differ significantly from state-to-state. Worse, the risk of accidental non-compliance can lead to steep fines and possibly the loss of business.

So how do you stay on top of state regulations and standards? And how do you determine which rules apply to your fleet of vehicles?

Regardless of which state your trucking company is in, our Compliance Specialists can help you get set up and running smoothly. We’ll monitor your compliance issues for you so you can keep your business moving.

Learn more about State and Federal Compliance.

In the trucking industry, failure to comply with Federal and State regulations can have a disastrous effect on your bottom line. And while remaining compliant is clearly in the best interest of every owner operator, it can be confusing, overwhelming, and time-consuming.

With TCS Compliance Monitoring, you’ll have a dedicated compliance manager who has made it their business to take care of yours. They’ll keep up-to-date with quarterly tax requirements, permitting, driver compliance issues, and more.

Get the help you need to keep your business on the road for the long haul.

During the first 18 months of your operations, your operating authority is considered “provisional” and will not be permanent until you have passed the New Entrant Safety Audit.

TCS will walk you through the audit process to make sure you past the first time.

Learn more about DOT/FMCSA audit support.

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Starting a Trucking Company?

Our free checklist outlines all the steps, permits, and licenses you’ll need to start a legally compliant trucking company.

Did you know?


of new trucking startups fail in their first year


more likely to succeed if you work with TCS


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John Doe
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I’ve had nothing but great experiences with TCS.
Everyone I’ve been in contact with have been so helpful and knowledgable. I also want to say that Brittany in the IFTA department was amazing.

She was able to answer all my questions and was willing to take the time to dumb things down for me a bit. She’s a rockstar. Highly recommend TCS for all compliance needs!

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Brandi S
Brandi S
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TCS has been awesome!
Started my transport business this year & I can truly say that if it wasn’t for this company & staff, I wouldn’t have made it through the DOT/MC process with any hair on my head!
Jane Y
Jane Y
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Decided to work with TCS to ensure we stay compliant
We started our small company almost 3 years ago and decided to work with Transportation Compliance to ensure we stay compliant in our respective area.!

We have had good communication and a positive experience thus far!

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Jane Y
Jane Y
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They are thorough, patient, and very detailed
If you are stressed to the max and overwhelmed with the whole process of getting your DOT, MC, and LLC taken care of I strongly !

suggest you go with Transportation Compliance Services They are thorough, patient, and very detailed and the best part they are not pushy at all! They give you the facts of what is needed and let you decide what services they can help you with…James, Sara, and Ryan have all been a huge help to me and continue to have my back. So if you are wanting to make sure you are in compliance and stay in compliance give Transportation Compliance Services a call…you will not be disappointed!

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Kay B
Kay B
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We love their service
We love their service. They are very competent and follow through to the fullest. We recommend them totally. They relieve our stress for compliance to the DOT.
Kay B
Kay B
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The awareness to stay ahead of any setbacks would have been overwhelming
I’m a new Owner Operator and getting organized and ready to present myself as a business owner

with the awareness to stay ahead of any setbacks would have been overwhelming if the team from TCS had not taken the reigns for me.

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Jack H
Jack H
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I would recommend them to anyone looking for help with DOT issues
TCS handled my issues and walked me through the steps and so forth. I would recommend them to anyone looking for help with DOT issues and so on.
Anthony C
Anthony C
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The company is a one stop service for USDOT, LLC, and other legal matters
Transportation Compliance Services is the best because their employees I spoke to (3 of them) knew their jobs flawlessly.

I am very impressed. It also tells me that the management is top of the line because the employees are very professional. The company is a one stop service for USDOT, LLC, and other legal matters needed for a business. The best phone call I made, and they got me up and running. Thank you.

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Lizette T
Lizette T
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I am so happy my husband and I chose TCS
I am so happy my husband and I chose TCS to assist us in getting our business started. Our Compliance Specialist was friendly,!

knowledgeable and efficient. She made it a smooth process. It was such a pleasure working with her.

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Jonathan K
Jonathan K
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I recommend them to anyone starting a business
Very helpful and they get things done in a short amount of time. I recommend them to any one starting a business.