The Law Office of Seaton & Husk, LP

File for New Authority

The surface transportation of most manufactured goods in interstate or foreign commerce is subject to federal regulations which require carriers, brokers, and freight forwarders to obtain authority before commencing operations.

In addition to completing and filing an application with the FMCSA, an applicant is required to pay a filing fee of $300.00, to obtain and file evidence of insurance or bond and agents for service of process.

In addition to the insurance and agent requirements discussed above, new carrier applicants must complete and file Form MCS-150 within 90 days of commencing operations. (See 49 C.F.R. §385.20.)  This form can be filed online at  The MCS-150 is required to be updated every two years.

Our firm specializes in helping new entrants complete and process the requisite Federal applications and filings. In addition, business advice concerning whether to conduct operations as a proprietorship, partnership, or a corporation is also offered. 

Please call 703-573-0700 to apply for a new authority, and we will send you the appropriate documents.

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