HOFFENMER
FEDERAL APPLICATIONS PROCESSOR

INTERSTATE OPERATING AUTHORITY


U.S. DOT MC# NUMBER APPLICATION


MC# APPLICATION

GENERAL INFORMATION



A motor carrier number, MC number, is an identifier that accompanies an interstate operating authority for motor carriers (transportation companies with a US DOT number). In simple terms, this is an authority or a permission to engage in interstate commerce. In even simpler terms, if you have a heavy vehicle that transports goods "interstate for profit" you need to obtain a permission from the government in the form of an MC Number (an operating authority).



Apply for an MC Number/Authority

File Online

The simplest way to apply for a new MC Authority number is through an online application: MC Number Application.found below. If you're stuck or unsure how to proceed you may use the chat function found in the lower corner to obtain your answers or chat with live agent online.

File by Phone

If you prefer to speak directly to a processing officer or file the application over the phone, call240-544-0880, Monday - Friday 9AM-5PM CST.

WHO IS REQUIRED TO OBTAIN MC NUMBER?



The following entities are required to obtain an MC Number Authority in order to and before they engage in interstate commerce.:


  • INTERSTATE PASSENGER TRANSPORTATION
    Any company or entity which transports passengers across state boundaries for a fee or other direct/indirect compensation


  • INTERSTATE CARGO TRANSPORTATION
    Any entity which transports federally-regulated commodities (cargo) in interstate commerce, whether owned by others or arranging for its transportation, whether for a fee or other compensation

MC Number - Interstate Authority Application


WHO IS EXEMPT FROM OBTAINING MC NUMBER?



  • Private carriers (carriers that transport their own cargo)

  • “For-hire" carriers that exclusively haul exempt commodities (cargo that is not federally regulated)

  • Carriers which operate exclusively within a federally designated "commercial zone" that is exempt from interstate authority rules. A commercial zone is, for example, a geographic territory that includes multiple states bordering on a major metropolitan city, such as Virginia/Maryland/Washington, DC

Questions?


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