What’s a BOC-3?

A BOC-3 is a form filed with the FMCSA that designates agents in each state to receive legal documents on behalf of a motor carrier, broker, or freight forwarder. It’s a requirement for various entities operating in the transportation sector within the U.S.

Why Do I Need One?  

The BOC-3 is a federal filing that designates a process agent in every state. A process agent is a representative upon whom court papers may be served in any legal proceeding brought against a motor carrier, broker, or freight forwarder. Filing a BOC-3 is a requirement for receiving authority to operate from the FMCSA.

How Do I File a BOC-3?

To file a BOC-3, you’ll need to appoint a process agent for each state you plan to operate in. Many companies offer nationwide BOC-3 filing services, meaning they have agents in all states and can act on your behalf in each one. Once you have your agents designated, you can file the BOC-3 with the FMCSA either electronically through their online system or by mail.

Do I Need to Renew My BOC-3 Annually?

Once a BOC-3 is filed with the FMCSA, it does not expire as long as the motor carrier, broker, or freight forwarder remains in active status and there are no changes to the designated agents. However, if there are changes to the designated agents or if the carrier changes its business status, a new BOC-3 form would need to be filed.

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