What is The OP-1 Form?
Depending upon the type of business operation (Motor Carrier, Broker, Freight Forwarder, Shipper, Vehicle Registrant, and/or Cargo Tank Facility) and what will be transported (property, hazardous materials, and/or passengers), companies may be required to register for both Interstate Operating Authority (Form OP-1 series or Form OP-2) and USDOT Number (Form MCS-150 series). The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) also enforces compliance with the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations (FMCSRs) and the Hazardous Materials Regulations (HMRs), which govern safety and financial responsibility. FMCSA’s registration requirements reflect the focus on both of these concerns.
Before beginning interstate operations in the United States (U.S.), all authorized for-hire Motor Carriers of non-exempt property and passengers, Brokers, and Freight Forwarders based in the U.S. or Canada must obtain Operating Authority by submitting the appropriate form(s) in the OP 1 series.
Who Needs OP-1 Form?
- Motor Common Carrier of Property (except Household Goods).
- Motor Contract Carrier of Property (except Household Goods).
- Broker of Property (except Household Goods).
- Motor Common Carrier of Household Goods.
- Motor Contract Carrier of Household Goods.
- Broker of Household Goods.
- United States-based Enterprise Carrier of International Cargo (except Household Goods).
- United States-based Enterprise Carrier of International Household Goods.
What Are The Steps Associated With The OP-1 Form? What Happens Next?
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