Start your New Trucking Business
Our staff of experienced professionals fill out the appropriate paperwork, submit the information to each agency and follow up to save business owner’s time. Trucking permit services are for new businesses in the state of California only. We may be able to assist with existing permits that are pending or expired, but are unable to assist with permits that have been previously revoked. See our step-by step guide on the permit process (listed below).
What you need in California
Your California trucking permit requirements will vary based on your contracting company.
Businesses with employees must enroll in this program regulated by the DMV of California. The EPN program assigns a requester code to the employer . Employer is required to keep this code safe and up to date with the names and driver’s license information of all employees. Once an employee is assigned to a requester code the employer will be notified of changes to the driving record or driver’s license status. The program was created to identify driver’s with bad driving behavior, and improve public safety.
A DOT# is instantly issued by the Federal Motor Safety Administration FMCSA. This unique number is assigned to a business who owns commercial vehicles weighing over 10000 lbs who are paid for the transportation of goods or people. It is important to have your business entity established for this initial step. Based on our client feedback corporate business entities have provided the best structure when the primary service involves the use of commercial vehicles. Speak to an account and lawyer for further advise on the matter. Another key component of this permit is identifying the number of drivers, units, and the type of cargo to be transported.
CA# Form CHP362 is submitted to the California Highway Patrol. Once approved CHP will issue the business a CA #. This number creates a company profile that will help CHP enforce California State safety requirement for commercial vehicles. This inspection program was created to reduce the devastating effects of accidents caused by commercial vehicles on California’s highways. It is also an important tool used by CHP to notify organization of emergency situations involving commercial vehicles and drivers.
This permit is issued by the DMV of California as proof that the vehicle is registered in the state of California. It will be valid for a period of 12 months beginning the month the application is submitted. The state of California also requires proof of commercial auto liability insurance and worker’s compensation if the business has employees to be submitted to them through form MC65. Failure to show proof will delay the issuance of this permit. The approval ans issuance of this permit may take up to 45 days depending on DMV processing time.
We get everything you need ready for you to get started without losing time in the process.
FAQs Commercial Auto Insurance
New venture is a term used to describe a new business that is applying for insurance for the first time.
For vehicles under 26,000 lbs we can accept drivers with any California driver’s license. Driver(s) of vehicles weighting or hauling over 26,000 lbs are typically required to have a “Class A” driver’s license.
This also depends on the weight of the vehicle. For vehicles under 26,000 lbs any valid California license is acceptable. For vehicles weighting or hauling over 26,000 lbs driver must have at least 3 years minimum experience. Drivers with less than 3 years of experience are still insurable but at a higher cost
No this is covered under a BOP or an inland marine policy.
Loss runs is a report form an insurance company that’s gives a summary of your commercial insurance policy. It will provide information about claim(s), policy term , and cancellation is applicable.