Motor Carrier / BOC-3 Process Agent

To transport freight across state lines you will need to obtain your Motor Carrier Interstate Operating Authority (MC number). The requirements are dependent upon the Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR) of the vehicles that you use to transport this freight.

TCS is a certified BOC-3 process agent. Contact us if you need to haul freight across state lines.

What is a BOC-3?

BOC-3, or blanket of coverage, gives motor carriers, freight forwarders, or brokers a legal presence within any state where they do business. The FMCSA BOC-3 form designates a process agent that can act on behalf of the applicant (the carrier) within the states where agency designations are required.


In order to activate your MC number, a BOC-3 must be filed with the FMCSA in order to designate a processing agent to serve as a legal presence in any state where you do business.


TCS customers are guided through this process step-by-step. Expand the section below if you’d like to learn more about the BOC-3 process agents.


To transport freight across state lines you will need to obtain your Motor Carrier Interstate operating authority (MC #). The requirements are dependent upon the GVWR of the vehicles that you use to transport this freight. The following list details the requirements by GVWR.

 

Vehicles 10,000 lbs GVWR and Less:

  • MC number
  • $300,000 Liability insurance

Vehicles 10,001 – 26,000 lbs GVWR:

  • US DOT number
  • MC number
  • UCR registration
  • $750,000 Liability insurance

Vehicles 26,001 lbs and greater:

  • US DOT number
  • MC number
  • UCR Registration
  • $ 750,000 Liability insurance (Household Goods (HHG) and Hazardous Material hauling have greater insurance requirements)
  • Apportioned License Plates (IRP)

 

+IFTA (International Fuel Tax Agreement) License Requirements
State Permits – NY HUT, KYU, New Mexico, Oregon (NY HUT for 18,000 lbs gvwr and up).

The FMCSA no longer requires cargo insurance filings. Most companies you work for will require some amount of cargo insurance coverage, but it no longer needs to be filed with the FMCSA.

 

BOC-3 Agents

BOC-3 Agents are also referred to as Process Agents. You are required to file a form BOC-3 with the FMCSA to activate your MC number. The BOC-3 form is a list of agents who will receive any legal or official papers on your behalf and will then forward them to you. If you are an Interstate Motor Carrier, you must have a designated agent in each state.

 

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.

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