Description: This tutorial is intended to teach you how to check on your authority status and active your status on FMCSA.
I’m here today to talk to you about how to check on your authority status.
We’re going to type in safer.sis.org, this is the US Department of Transportation system and then we’re going to come down in the second column, click on licensing and insurance. And I’m going to show you two accounts. First work on an active account, we’re going to type in this account number here, you get right down here where it says BOC 3, up here you’ve got emcee number, USDOT number, business address, phone numbers.
The most important thing in this column we want to make sure is that our authority is active so according to this, they’re common and their contract both are active. Now this is public information, anyone can look this up and this is what the man at the port of entry will be looking.
At this screen right here, another important feature here is the insurance, we want to make sure that insurance is on file. If this is not on file, you will not have an active status which means you cannot drive period, there is no grace period or I’m going to get it on time on file here. Down here is a thority history which will tell us the date of that history which was original and granted, I had a couple of reinstatements probably because the insurance was not on file.
Let’s pop back to carrier details and this will tell you who the insurance is, whether there’s any pending applications. We’re going to go back to carrier surge, hit go and we’re going to look at another account. Here you will see where it says inactive, this is where you cannot operate, it has any type of business with the federal motor carrier.
If this says inactive, you’ll see the BOC fell off, so the authority status is null and void and they cannot operate but they can reinstate. We would have to put on the BOC 3 which will charge $30 but no annual fee and we file it really quickly, we make sure there’s not holding you up and then we would need to file a bond either be MC a or BMC 85, we can go to a bonding company or trust fund to set that up, but it must be filed with the federal motor carrier before any of this is taken care of. Even though you may have that bond in your hand, but it doesn’t do you any good if it doesn’t say yes for insurance. It’s got to be filed with the federal motor carrier.
So I hope this clarified a few things on how to look up your status, you can do this 24/7, it is available all the time.