Skip to content
  • There are no suggestions because the search field is empty.
nav-feature_csa-monitor

Check Out Our Latest Product Release

CSA Monitor tracks your driver and risk data in real time.

Learn More
nav-feature_dash

Reach Your Business Goals with Dash

Foley's customizable platform for your unique initiatives.

Learn More
nav-feature_resources

New Resources Waiting for You & Your Team

Expert, always-free resources at your fingertips.

Learn More

How to Start a Trucking Company Without Losing Your Mind 

Starting a new trucking business can be exciting. For over three decades, we've shown New Entrants how to get DOT compliant while growing a successful business.
Hero Image
foley-circle-quarter
foley-circle-quarter

Trucking Compliance That Will Help You Thrive

As a new motor carrier, you have a lot to look forward to: The promise of a growing industry, the independence of owning your own business, and the freedom of the open road. There are also a lot of regulations you must meet – and that starts with the permits, registrations, and DOT compliance programs you need to operate legally.

Foley-Story-New Entrant

Your One-Stop Shop for DOT Compliance 

Get Necessary DOT Permits & Registrations

Having the correct DOT permits and registrations is one of the first steps to operating a legal trucking company. You need a DOT number, Authority to Operate (MC number), BOC-3 (Blanket of Coverage), Unified Carrier Registration (UCR)—and that's just the beginning. We'll decipher the acronyms, help you file everything correctly and on time, and answer your questions you have along the way. 


Prepare for Your New Entrant Safety Audit

You'll undergo a DOT safety audit within the first 12 months of operating a new trucking business to demonstrate that you're meeting all federal safety and compliance requirements. If you fail, the DOT could revoke your DOT number and place your operations out of service. Work with us, and we’ll help you pass.


Purchase Commercial Insurance

New entrants often have trouble finding insurance coverage — or knowing how much is sufficient in the eyes of the DOT. At Foley, we have a vast network of reputable insurance providers to help you find the coverage you need at a price you can afford. 


Get a Handle on ELDs & Hours of Service

The FMCSA hours-of-service (HOS) rules help truck drivers operate their vehicles safely by avoiding excessive fatigue. We'll explain how long you can drive, when you must take time off, and how long to rest — along with what to know about electronic logging devices (ELDs).


Your One-Stop Shop for DOT Compliance 

Get Necessary DOT Permits & Registrations

Having the correct DOT permits and registrations is one of the first steps to operating a legal trucking company. You need a DOT number, Authority to Operate (MC number), BOC-3 (Blanket of Coverage), Unified Carrier Registration (UCR)—and that's just the beginning. We'll decipher the acronyms, help you file everything correctly and on time, and answer your questions you have along the way. 

Prepare for Your New Entrant Safety Audit

You'll undergo a DOT safety audit within the first 12 months of operating a new trucking business to demonstrate that you're meeting all federal safety and compliance requirements. If you fail, the DOT could revoke your DOT number and place your operations out of service. Work with us, and we’ll help you pass.

Purchase Commercial Insurance

New entrants often have trouble finding insurance coverage — or knowing how much is sufficient in the eyes of the DOT. At Foley, we have a vast network of reputable insurance providers to help you find the coverage you need at a price you can afford. 

Get a Handle on ELDs & Hours of Service

The FMCSA hours-of-service (HOS) rules help truck drivers operate their vehicles safely by avoiding excessive fatigue. We'll explain how long you can drive, when you must take time off, and how long to rest — along with what to know about electronic logging devices (ELDs).

×
Fill out this form and a member of our team will reach out shorty.

Ready to Earn Your Permanent Operating Authority?
Foley can help ensure you've fulfilled your compliance obligations to earn your Operating Authority and pass your New Entrant Safety Audit. Fill out the form to request a call with one of our New Entrant Compliance Specialists.  

FORM IMAGE (1)
Whether you’re looking for a quick background check or a comprehensive DOT compliance solution, Foley can help.