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?

Form OP-1:

  • 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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Application For Motor Property Carrier and Broker Authority
FORM OP-1
Legal Business Name :
Doing Business As (DBA) :
Street Address :
Billing Address :
City :
State :
Zip :
Telephone :
USDOT Number :
Form of Business :
Sole Proprietorship (enter full name of individual)Corporation (enter state or province where incorporated)Partnership (enter full name and title of each partners)

Name

Title

Name

Title

Name

Title
NATURE OF GOVERNMENTAL FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE YOU RECEIVE, IF ANY :Public RecipientPrivate RecipientNon-recipient
Scope of Operating Authority (check all that apply) :CHARTER AND SPECIAL TRANSPORTATION, in interstate or foreign commerce, between points in the United StatesCHARTER AND SPECIAL TRANSPORTATION, between points in the United States, provided by United States -based enterprises owned or controlled by persons of MexicoSERVICE OVER REGULAR ROUTES. (A regular route passenger carrier performs regularly scheduled service and is not required to submit specific regular routes.) Regular route passenger service includes authority to transport newspapers, baggage of passengers, express packages, and mail in the same motor vehicle with passengers, or baggage of passengers in a separate motor vehicleSERVICE OVER REGULAR ROUTES provided by United States-based enterprises owned or controlled by persons of Mexico. (A regular route passenger carrier performs regularly scheduled service and is not required to submit specific regular routes.)INTRASTATE AUTHORITY
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