Toll Free: 1 (800) 207-7661 | Fax: (405) 488-1999
3909 N. Classen Blvd. | Oklahoma City, OK 73118
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Welcome to Truckers Bookkeeping Service

Welcome to Truckers Bookkeeping Service


TBS specializes in helping new and established trucking companies stay in compliance with the necessary and time-consuming paperwork and requirements of the trucking industry.

Our staff of specialists is skilled in ensuring that clients are relieved from the tiresome and complicated chores that are required by the numerous regulating agencies.

Since 1968 Truckers Bookkeeping Service, LLC has been helping small trucking companies start running on their own.  Our clients tell us they enjoy being owner/operators-- but they do not enjoy, nor have the time, to deal with the red tape and confusion of filling out numerous applications for state and federal governments. TBS has the knowledge and experience to help navigate the red tape. 

MC# / ICC Authority

The first step in getting your business started is getting your own operating authority, which is granted by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMSCA). TBS has helped literally thousands of trucking companies get their authorities.

Here is how the process of getting your authority works:

TBS, and every one of our competitors, use the same system to get your MC Number. The number is issued instantly. However, this is only your MC Number. You DO NOT have your authority to operate until you have met the remaining FMCSA requirements. See below:

  1. Your MC # is issued by the FMCSA.
  2. Your MC # must be published in the FMCSA register – this takes 2-4 days pending the workload of the FMCSA.
  3. The publishing of your MC# starts the 14 day protest period. Nothing happens during these ten days.
  4. You must file your insurance (done by your insurance company) and your BOC-3 (we do that) to activate your authority.
  5. When the protest period ends and all filings have been made, your final authority is granted by the FMCSA. If everything happens in a timely manner, especially putting the insurance in place, the authority process usually takes 3-4 weeks.

There is no way to make it happen any faster. We are dealing with the federal government, so please beware if someone is telling you differently.

**If you already have a DOT number, TBS must be supplied with the PIN # to apply under any package.

If you do not have your PIN #, call TBS and we will have it sent to you (takes about one week).


How do I check the status of my authority?

Click here to check the status of your authority:

  1. Scroll to the bottom of the page and click Continue
  2. Top-right corner of page, select Carrier Search from drop-down menu
  3. Input your MC#, hit search and then hit the HTML button

Call TBS at 800-207-7661 with any questions. We are always glad to help!


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