Operating Authority As a passenger carrier, will I need Operating Authority? What forms do I complete to become a broker? How can I suspend, put my operating authority (MC number) on hold or revoke it? Where can I check the status of my name change or address change? What do I need to do if my motor carrier company is going out of business? What is the civil penalty for a broker or freight forwarder who engages in interstate operations without the required operating authority (registration)? I am a broker and/or freight forwarder. Where can I look up my company’s record online? Will I keep the same MC number if I change my name? Will I receive a new certificate or permit? I share interstate operating authority (MC Number) with a business partner and would like to discontinue my partnership with this person. Is that possible? Until I get my own operating authority (active MC number), can I lease my services to a for-hire carrier with operating rights? Why are brokers not listed by MC numbers at the SAFER website? Why was my operating authority application dismissed? How can I have it “undismissed?” I perform both for-hire and private motor carrier operations. Will I be able to operate once I get my USDOT number? Can I operate outside of my base state now that I have applied for operating authority? How can I find out if my operating authority (active MC number) has been issued (granted)? Can I request a copy? Does FMCSA offer temporary operating authority? Can a motor carrier broker loads? What is the cost for obtaining operating authority (MC number)? I submitted my application for a name change and paid the fee online, but my company profile information still is not changed. How can I suspend, put my operating authority (MC number) on hold or voluntarily make it inactive? What do I need to do to reinstate my motor carrier operating authority (make my MC number active)? How do I get operating authority (MC number)? How do I change the company address for my motor carrier operating authority (MC number)? How do I change the company name for my motor carrier operating authority (OP-1 series)? I applied for household goods operating authority in error. Can I get a refund? What is the FMCSA vetting program and how long does it take? Where do I go to look up a motor carrier, broker, or freight forwarder's interstate operating authority (active MC Number), insurance or process agent?