Trucking Business Set Up with USDOT & MC Number

Trinity 3 Logistics is America's Trustworthy company that helps small owner operators in setting up their trucking business and staying in compliance with DOT and FMCSA.

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Business Registrations And Setup

LLC Registration

Whether you’re starting a new trucking company or looking to take the next step in your growing business, forming a Limited Liability Company is a popular option that helps reduce your personal liability.

EIN Number Setup

An Employer Identification Number (EIN) is a nine-digit number the IRS assigns to businesses for tax filing and reporting. EINs are required to file taxes for businesses registered with the IRS. Trinity 3 will get you setup with an EIN as part of our Managed Services.

USDOT Number Registration

A USDOT number is a unique identifier assigned to you by the Department of Transportation (DOT). This federally mandated number is used by the DOT/FMCSA, as well as insurance companies and freight brokers, to look up your company’s information and determine whether you’re in compliance. Beyond the federal USDOT number requirements, some states have additional or different requirements. The experts at Trinity 3 logistics can help determine what’s right for your situation.

Motor Carrier / BOC-3

Carriers that transport freight across state lines for hire need a Motor Carrier Interstate Operating Authority which is represented by a Motor Carrier (MC) number. In order to activate your MC number, and be authorized to cross state lines, a BOC-3 form must be filed with the FMCSA. A BOC-3 designates a processing agent to serve as a legal presence in any state where you do business. The process of activating your MC number can take 20-24 days, so it is important to work with a Trinity 3 specialist to ensure the process is completed correctly. Contact us if you need to haul freight across state lines.

Policy and Procedure Manual

As a trucking company, you and your drivers are always on the move. Keeping your organization’s policy and procedure manual up-to-date can be a challenge. Yet, any changes in your operations, fleet, or changes to permitting and state and federal regulations will necessitate immediate updates that will need to be communicated throughout your organization. Look to Trinity 3 to help keep your drivers on the road with up-to-date policy and procedure manuals.


IFTA, or the International Fuel Tax Agreement, is a cooperative agreement among the lower 48 states and Canada, which allows commercial carriers to average out their fuel and mileage to determine the quarterly tax liability. Similarly, the International Registration Plan (IRP) is a reciprocity agreement between the contiguous 48 states and Canada. It eases the process for apportioning payments of the registration fees carriers are required to pay based on their total distances they operate between jurisdictions every quarter. Managing IFTA and IRP registration and quarterly compliance is one of many services Trinity 3 Logistics Compliance Specialists can assist with and ease the burden on trucking operators.

IRS 2290 / Heavy Vehicle Use Tax (HVUT)

The heavy vehicle use tax is an annual tax levied by the IRS on vehicles operating on public highways at taxable gross weights of 55,000 pounds or more. Taxable gross weight is a combination of the unloaded weight of the vehicle plus the unloaded weight of any trailers used in combination with the vehicle plus the weight of the maximum load carried on the vehicle and any trailers used in combination with the vehicle. Trinity 3 logistics will help you navigate the complexities, deadlines, and confusion associated with IRS tax or let you know if your company’s operations fall under one of the HVUT exemptions.

Insurance Guidance & Assistance

When it comes to determining your rates for commercial trucking insurance, the FMCSA is very specific. Depending on your company’s operations and driver experience, your insurance can be rather expensive or relatively cheap. Our partnerships with insurance companies can help determine your commercial insurance requirements.

FMCSA Compliance (Federal & State)

Driver Compliance

Any person who operates a commercial vehicle is expected to demonstrate they are qualified to operate that vehicle. This applies to all commercial drivers required to secure a USDOT number to operate their vehicle.

Pre-Employment Screening Program

The Pre-Employment Screening Program (PSP) is an electronic records system that helps carriers make more informed hiring decisions. It provides secure, electronic access to a commercial driver’s five-year crash and three-year inspection history from the FMCSA Motor Carrier Management Information System (MCMIS). Trinity 3 logistics is an authorized PSP account holder. We work with carriers to help make better hiring decisions.

Drug and Alcohol Compliance

Transportation Compliance Service provides all services related to DOT drug and alcohol testing, policy development, clearinghouse, and program management.

FMCSA Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse

Trinity 3 logistics works with more than 10,000 DOT‐approved FMCSA drug specimen collection sites and drug and alcohol testing technicians. These sites are located across the United States and Canada. Wherever your drivers are operating or wherever your business is located, there is a testing location near your drivers.

Federal Compliance

Our Trinity 3 logistics Compliance Specialists have the knowledge and extensive experience to help you stay on top of, and meet, all of the requirements set by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA). Whether your trucking company has interstate or intrastate operating authority, with TCS Managed Services, you’ll have the industry expertise and guidance you need to ensure you are compliant with Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations (FMCSR.)

State Compliance

Your state’s Department of Transportation (DOT) sets the safety standards required for trucking companies to operate within the state. Yet, DOT compliance standards are updated continuously and differ significantly from state-to-state. Worse, the risk of accidental non-compliance can lead to steep fines and possibly the loss of business. So how do you stay on top of state regulations and standards? And how do you determine which rules apply to your fleet of vehicles? Regardless of which state your trucking company is in, our Compliance Specialists can help you get set up and running smoothly. We’ll monitor your compliance issues for you so you can keep your business moving.

Ongoing Compliance Monitoring

In the trucking industry, failure to comply with Federal and State regulations can have a disastrous effect on your bottom line. And while remaining compliant is clearly in the best interest of every owner operator, it can be confusing, overwhelming, and time-consuming. With Trinity 3 Logistics Compliance Monitoring, you’ll have a dedicated compliance manager who has made it their business to take care of yours. They’ll keep up-to-date with quarterly tax requirements, permitting, driver compliance issues, and more. Get the help you need to keep your business on the road for the long haul.

DOT Audit Report

During the first 18 months of your operations, your operating authority is considered “provisional” and will not be permanent until you have passed the New Entrant Safety Audit. Trinity 3 logistics will walk you through the audit process to make sure you past the first time.

One-Stop Shop for your Trucking Business Needs

Auto Dispatch Training

Our auto dispatch training programme will teach you, how to navigate certain load boards & LLC set up.

Trucking Business Setup

We provide us compliance to establish new business with trucking business plan in experts guidance across USA.

Administrative Services

We offer bookkeeping, DOT & MC Number, IRP & boc 3 filing, back office support to our valuable customers.

Consulting & Mentorship

Owner operators get expert advice to grow your business from operating authority & strategy to do management, and more.

Commercial Trucking Loan

To purchase truck for your business or to expand your fleet, we can help in getting commercial loan with necessary guidance. 

About Trinity 3 Logistics

Are you looking for a reliable company that fully understands for profitable trucking business set up, trucking authority, IFTA, BOC-3, and all that paperwork that sounds daunting to you?

We understand that It’s hard for you to stay in compliance with USDOT and FMCSA federal and state regulations, that’s why Trinity 3 Logistics is here to help you. 

We have helped hundreds and thousands of new owner operators getting their business well managed, so you can trust.

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Most frequent questions and answers

Yes, we take care of all of it. So you don’t have to.

Yes, We’ll connect you with those companies who will offer you best Insurance rates.

Depending on the loads you intend to haul, you can use a variety of trucks. Our service will provide you a list of best trucks for job.