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  • § 365.101
    Applications governed by these rules.
  • § 365.103
    Modified procedure.
  • § 365.105
    Starting the application process: Form OP-1.
  • § 365.107
    Types of applications.
  • § 365.109
    FMCSA review of the application.
  • § 365.110
    Need to complete New Entrant Safety Assurance Program.
  • § 365.111
    Appeals to rejections of the application.
  • § 365.113
    Changing the request for authority or filing supplementary evidence after the application is filed.
  • § 365.115
    After publication in the FMCSA Register.
  • § 365.117
    Obtaining a copy of the application.
  • § 365.119
    Opposed applications.
  • § 365.121
    Filing a reply statement.
  • § 365.123
    Applicant withdrawal.
  • § 365.201
  • § 365.203
    Time for filing.
  • § 365.205
    Contents of the protest.
  • § 365.207
  • § 365.301
    Applicable rules.
  • § 365.303
    Contacting another party.
  • § 365.305
    Serving copies of pleadings.
  • § 365.307
    Replies to motions.
  • § 365.309
    FAX filings.
  • § 365.401
    Scope of rules.
  • § 365.403
  • § 365.405
  • § 365.407
  • § 365.409
    FMCSA action and criteria for approval.
  • § 365.411
    Responsive pleadings.
  • § 365.413
    Procedures for changing the name or business form of a motor carrier, freight forwarder, or property broker.
  • § 365.501
    Scope of rules.
  • § 365.503
  • § 365.505
    Re-registration and fee waiver for certain applicants.
  • § 365.507
    FMCSA action on the application.
  • § 365.509
    Requirement to notify FMCSA of change in applicant information.
  • § 365.511
    Requirement for CVSA inspection of vehicles during first three consecutive years of permanent operating authority.
  • Appendix A to Subpart E of Part 365
    Explanation of Pre-Authorization Safety Audit Evaluation Criteria for Mexico-Domiciled Motor Carriers

Part 365

§ 365.503: Application.

(a) Each applicant applying under this subpart must submit an application that consists of:

(1) Form OP-1 (MX)—Application to Register Mexican Carriers for Motor Carrier Authority To Operate Beyond U.S. Municipalities and Commercial Zones on the U.S.-Mexico Border;

(2) Form MCS-150—Motor Carrier Identification Report; and

(3) A notification of the means used to designate process agents, either by submission in the application package of Form BOC-3—Designation of Agents-Motor Carriers, Brokers and Freight Forwarders or a letter stating that the applicant will use a process agent service that will submit the Form BOC-3 electronically.

(b) The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) will only process your application if it meets the following conditions:

(1) The application must be completed in English;

(2) The information supplied must be accurate, complete, and include all required supporting documents and applicable certifications in accordance with the instructions to Form OP-1 (MX), Form MCS-150, and Form BOC-3;

(3) The application must include the filing fee payable to the FMCSA in the amount set forth at 49 CFR 360.3(f)(1); and

(4) The application must be signed by the applicant.

(c) You must submit the application to the address provided in Form OP-1(MX).

(d) You may obtain the application forms from any FMCSA Division Office or download it from the FMCSA website at:


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