BOC-3 – Designation of Agents for Service of Process
BOC-3 (Designation of Agents for Service of Process) is one of the requirements to secure operating authority and maintain an active interstate operating status.
A BOC-3 form gives your carriers, truckers for hire, brokers or freight forwarders a legal presence in any state where they operate. All truckers for hire, brokers, or freight forwarders must file a BOC-3 form with the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) before their Authority will be issued. Only a process agent has an authority to file BOC-3 form.
BOC-3 is also required in order to reinstate an MC or FF number that has been revoked.
The FMCSA uses this form to list process agents in all 50 states. Your process agent is your representative. The latter will also forward court or legal documents to you in case of proceedings against your company. This is done to avoid searching for a motor carrier who resides in a jurisdiction different from where the event resulted in court actions occurred.
BOC-3 form must include all states for which agency designations are required. One copy must be retained by the carrier or broker at its principal place of business.
BOC-3 Process Agent
Hire DOT Operating Authority as your blanket process agent company in all the 50 states!
We will help you to obtain an MC Number and authority to operate. When our company takes matters into our hands, you have nothing to worry about. We have years of experience working in the trucking industry and know all the ins and outs.
Filing BOC-3 with us is easy and hassle-free. You can rest knowing there will be no hidden charges or any complications.
Once you get your MC Number, you may request the filing of BOC-3 with us. All filings received during normal business hours are usually filed within the hour.
Once we electronically file the BOC-3 with the FMCSA, it immediately shows on their system. Then we create a BOC-3 form with your information and send you a copy (in .pdf format) for your records. As long as your authority is active, your BOC-3 will be active too. We do not charge annual fees since the FMCSA does NOT require us to file this form annually. Any changes to designated agents will require the filing of a new BOC-3 with the FMCSA and with the related states.
Call our office today at 1-855-GET-BOC3 (1-855-438-2623). Let us help you with all the FMCSA filings and other matters, starting with a USDOT number and ending with insurance and bonds. We are looking forward to hearing from you!
Frequently Asked Questions
What does BOC stand for?
The “BOC” stands for “blanket of coverage.” A BOC-3 form gives your carrier, truckers for hire, brokers, or freight forwarders a legal presence in any state where they operate.
Do I need a BOC-3?
One of the key requirements in gaining an interstate operating authority for your trucking company is to file an up-to-date BOC-3 form with the federal government. Without BOC-3, you won’t have the authority to operate and maintain an active interstate operating status.
Can I file my own BOC-3?
Only a process agent is entitled to accept service of legal documents on behalf of your company. The FMCSA requires that you have a process agent in every state that you travel through or do business in.
DOT Operating Authority will serve as your blanket process agent in all the 50 states. We will help you throughout the whole process of obtaining an MC Number and filing BOC-3 form.