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What is the FMCSA vetting program and how long does it take?

The vetting program is a more in-depth review of a household goods or passenger carrier applicant’s aptitude to conform to FMCSA’s safety fitness policy and the applicant’s willingness and ability to comply with applicable statutory and regulatory requirements. 

It may take up to 8 weeks or longer to complete the vetting of your application and to determine if operating authority (MC number) will be granted. If your application is incomplete, or if additional information is required to process an application, then you may receive a written or telephone request from FMCSA for additional information. If your company is contacted, please respond accordingly. Your application cannot be processed or authority granted until the requested information is received.

Last Updated : June 3, 2014