To get operating authority you must complete the appropriate motor carrier operating authority forms (OP-1 series) and submit them to FMCSA for processing. Please read the instructions for the appropriate OP-series form carefully to avoid errors.
- Online: You can begin the online registration process for operating authority on our web site. This process requires a credit card.
- By mail: Once you have completed the OP-1 form you must print the completed form and mail it to the address indicated on the form
- Request the form by phone: You can call 800-832-5660 to have a form mailed to you. Once you have completed the form, you can mail it to the address indicated on the form
- There is a $300 fee for each operating authority requested.
PLEASE MAKE SURE YOU READ THE INSTRUCTIONS AND APPLY FOR THE CORRECT TYPE OF MOTOR CARRIER OPERATING AUTHORITY. THE $300 FILING FEE IS NON-REFUNDABLE.