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What is Trucking Authority?

  • Dec 27, 2020
  • Madeline S.

The trucking industry is complex and can be challenging to navigate for new businesses. There are tons of permits and authorities needed to transport goods from coast to coast. An authority is key for any trucking business that wants to legally transport goods and make decent money. So what exactly is a trucking authority?


What is Trucking Authority?

In the trucking industry, an authority is essentially permission granted by the Federal Motor Carriers Safety Administration (FMCSA) to transport goods for profit. There are two types of authority that companies can apply for: contract and common. A contract authority is for carriers that haul freight only for firms that they have a contractual agreement with. A common authority is for carriers that hire themselves out to any company that wants to pay to have legal goods transported.


What does Having Trucking Authority Mean?

Trucking businesses that want to make money and have good relationships with clients should get their own authority. Having an authority means that you can remove the middleman, allowing you to go directly to receivers and shippers to obtain freight. It does mean more work and responsibility, but it’s essential for businesses that want to see their business and profits grow.


How to Get a Trucking Authority?

Obtaining a trucking authority requires a lot of steps and paperwork. That’s why many trucking businesses reach out to companies such as AVAAL for help. AVAAL’s consulting services can help your trucking business with everything needed to get your own authority. We will ensure your application is correct and that you have all of the necessary documents.


Contact AVAAL today to see how we can help your trucking business