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Bridgepoint's permit processing department offer full range of state and federal permits for the US and Mexican trucking industry.

Our customer service representatives keep you informed on updates, renewals and changes so your trucks stay in compliance.

  • Flexible Payment Options

  • Up to Date Communication

  • Excellence in Customer Service

  • Keeping You In Compliance!

 

For more information visit Contact Us for location, directions, and e-mail. Or call us today at 956-682-9400 to speak with a representative.

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Federal Permits

  • ICC MC, MX/ US DOT
  • HAZARDOUS MATERIALS
  • US CUSTOMS DECAL
  • E-MANIFEST
  • FINE NEGOTIATIONS
  • LEASE AGREEMENT
  • MCS-150 UPDATE
  • FEDERAL SAFETY CONSULTING
 

STATE PERMITS

  • UCR
  • ALPHA CODE / SCAC CODE
  • IFTA PERMIT
  • DIESEL FUEL TAX PERMITS
  • QUARTERLY FUEL TAX REPORTS
  • FINE NEGOTIATIONS
  • OVERWEIGHT / OVER AXLE PERMITS
  • BONDS
  • NAFTA TRAILER PLATES
  • TX DMV AUTHORITY
  • FAST & AVI

 

Frequently Asked Questions

Q?

What Is A USDOT Number?

A.

Companies that operate commercial vehicles transporting passengers or hauling cargo in interstate commerce must be registered with the FMCSA and must have a USDOT Number. Also, commercial intrastate hazardous materials carriers who haul quantities requiring a safety permit must register for a USDOT Number. The USDOT Number serves as a unique identifier when collecting and monitoring a company's safety information acquired during audits, compliance reviews, crash investigations, and inspections.

Q.

What is operating authority?

A.

Companies that operate as for hire carriers (for a fee or other compensation) that transport passengers or federally regulated commodities, or arrange for their transport, in interstate commerce are also required to have interstate operating authority.

The Reach of Operating Authority
FMCSA operating authority is also referred to as an "MC," "FF," or "MX" number, depending on the type of authority that is granted. Unlike the USDOT Number application process, a company may need to obtain multiple operating authorities to support its planned business operations. Operating Authority dictates the type of operation a company may run and the cargo it may carry.

Financial Responsibility and Exemptions
All of this also dictates the level of insurance/financial responsibilities a company must maintain. Carriers not required to have operating authority include Private carriers, "for-hire" carriers that exclusively haul exempt commodities (cargo that is not federally regulated), or carriers that operate exclusively within a federally designated "commercial zone" that is exempt from interstate authority rules. A commercial zone is, for example, a geographic territory that includes multiple states bordering on a major metropolitan city, such as Virginia/Maryland/Washington, DC.