Mexico-Based Carriers LONG-HAUL: Are there prohibitions, special terms and restrictions to “long haul” operating authority? I am a Mexico-domiciled motor carrier. Do I need an MX number if I’m just crossing the U.S. border occasionally? I am a Mexico-domiciled motor carrier. Do I need an MX number if I’m just going one or two miles into the U.S.? I don’t have my MX number yet, but I’m supposed to make a trip tomorrow. May I still make the trip? How long does it take to get an MX number, Certificate of Registration and USDOT Number? I have authority to go beyond the commercial zone now, but I heard I need to reapply. What form do I need and how do I get it? I have two companies, one domiciled in the U.S. and one domiciled in Mexico. Which application do I need? I read in the paper that the border was opened to Mexico-domiciled trucks. Does this mean that all Mexico-domiciled trucks can go anywhere in the U.S. that they want? What happens if I operate without authority? What is the commercial zone? My certificate of registration says I can carry exempt commodities. What are exempt commodities? May a Mexico-domiciled carrier lease its equipment to a U.S. company for operations in the United States? Can a U.S. company lease its equipment to a Mexico-domiciled company for operations in the United States? Can a Mexico-domiciled carrier lease its equipment to another Mexico-domiciled company for operations in the United States? Once a Mexico-domiciled carrier has submitted an application, can it begin operating in the U.S.? May a Mexico-domiciled carrier operate in the U.S. with a copy of the completed OP-2 application in the vehicle and be in compliance with the regulations? Does a copy of the front page of the MX Certificate of Registration satisfy the regulation 387.303(b)(4) or must a carrier have all of the pages of the Certificate on board the vehicle? I am a Mexico-domiciled carrier and I use a pick-up truck (small van, car, tow truck, etc.) to bring my merchandise from Mexico to the U.S. Do I need an MX number? My trucks have both Mexico and U.S. license plates. Can I put my MX Number and my MC Number on the same truck? I have a bus company in Mexico and I want to provide service to all areas in California and to Las Vegas, NV. Do I need Operating Authority, and how long will it take to get it? How do I change the type of authority I have (for Mexico-domiciled carriers)? Must the files that I maintain in order to comply with the FMCSRs be in English? A driver with residence in Mexico drives for a U.S. company. Does that driver need a state-issued commercial driver’s license? Are “Records of Duty Status” required for Mexico-domiciled drivers of commercial vehicles, when operating in Mexico? Must a driver from Mexico have a record of duty status available for inspection when operating in the United States? I want to deliver freight into the interior of Mexico. What do I need? I am a Mexico-domiciled carrier. May I make deliveries inside the US?