Do I need operating authority?

Yes.  If you are hauling someone else’s property for compensation, and the property is not a commodity that’s exempt operating authority  

Operating authority, also known as an “MC number” must be obtained from FMCSA.  There is a $300 fee for operating authority.

Visit: https://www.fmcsa.dot.gov/registration/get-mc-number-authority-operate

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1. Do I need operating authority?
2. Do I need to display a USDOT number?
3. How do I obtain a USDOT number?
4. Are there any exceptions to needing a USDOT number?
5. Are there any exceptions to obtaining a USDOT number for intrastate commerce (wholly within Kansas)?
6. Does the Kansas Department of Transportation (KDOT) issue KDOT numbers for intrastate commerce?
7. What is Unified Carrier Registration (UCR)?
8. What the International Fuel Tax Agreement (IFTA)?
9. What is apportioned registration?
10. When is Kansas commercial vehicle registration (license plate) required?
11. If my vehicle(s) require apportioned registration or the Kansas commercial vehicle registration, does that also mean it requires a USDOT number?
12. When are haz-mat placards required?