Mexico-Based Carriers GENERAL: 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.? GENERAL: 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? GENERAL: I am a Mexico-domiciled motor carrier. Do I need an MX number if I’m just crossing the U.S. border occasionally? GENERAL: A driver with residence in Mexico drives for a U.S. company. Does that driver need a state-issued commercial driver’s license? GENERAL: I am a Mexican national and I have two companies, one domiciled in the U.S. and one domiciled in Mexico. Which application do I need? GENERAL: May a Mexico-domiciled carrier lease its equipment to a U.S. company for operations in the United States? GENERAL: 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? GENERAL: Must the files that I maintain in order to comply with the FMCSRs be in English? LONG HAUL: 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? GENERAL: My certificate of registration says I can carry exempt commodities. What are exempt commodities? COMMERCIAL ZONE: May a Mexico-domiciled carrier operate in the U.S. with a copy of the completed commercial zone application in the vehicle and be in compliance with the regulations? GENERAL: How do I change the type of authority I have (for Mexico-domiciled carriers)? SOUTHBOUND: I want to deliver freight into the interior of Mexico. What do I need? COMMERCIAL ZONE: What is the commercial zone? LONG HAUL: 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? GENERAL: Must a driver from Mexico have a record of duty status available for inspection when operating in the United States? GENERAL: What happens if I operate without authority? GENERAL: Can a Mexico-domiciled carrier lease its equipment to another Mexico-domiciled company for operations in the United States? GENERAL: My trucks have both Mexico and U.S. license plates. Can I put my MX Number and my MC Number on the same truck? SOUTHBOUND: Are “Records of Duty Status” required for Mexico-domiciled drivers of commercial vehicles, when operating in Mexico? GENERAL: Can a U.S. company lease its equipment to a Mexico-domiciled company for operations in the United States? GENERAL: What insurance (proof of financial responsibility) do I need to operate in the U.S.? GENERAL: I don't have authority from the Mexican Government's Secretaría de Comunicaciones y Transportes (SCT) yet. Can I still make application for OP-1(MX) or OP-2 authority? GENERAL: Once I have insurance, what do I need to operate in the U.S.? LONG HAUL: After FMCSA completes a PASA and the applicant has passed the PASA, what will happen next? GENERAL: I am a Mexico-domiciled carrier. May I make deliveries inside the US? LONG HAUL: Do I also need to file for authority to operate within the municipalities and commercial zones along the border in the U.S.? LONG HAUL: What transportation does “long-haul” operating authority permit a Mexico-domiciled motor carrier to perform? GENERAL: How long does it take to get an MX number, Certificate of Registration and USDOT Number? LONG HAUL: What is the difference between provisional operating authority registration and standard operating authority registration granted to Mexico-domiciled motor carriers to operate beyond the U.S.-Mexico border commercial zones and municipalities? GENERAL: Once a Mexico-domiciled carrier has submitted an application, can it begin operating in the U.S.? LONG HAUL: How should I go about applying for a US DOT Number and operating authority so that I can operate long haul beyond the municipalities and commercial zones along the U.S-Mexico border? GENERAL: I don’t have my MX number yet, but I’m supposed to make a trip tomorrow. May I still make the trip? LONG HAUL: After the FMCSA receives my application, what will happen next? LONG HAUL: 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? LONG HAUL: After FMCSA completes a PASA and the applicant has failed the PASA, what will happen next? LONG HAUL: Are there prohibitions, special terms and restrictions to “long haul” operating authority?