New Trucking Company Setup

When starting a trucking company, you can choose from several types of business structures, each with its own benefits and drawbacks. The right choice depends on various factors, including liability, tax considerations, and the level of control you want to maintain.

Here are the main types of business entities you can consider for a trucking company

Sole Proprietorship

The simplest form of business where you are the sole owner.

Limited Liability Company (LLC)

A hybrid structure that offers limited liability protection and pass-through taxation.

Corporation (C Corp)

A legal entity that is separate from its owners, offering the strongest protection from personal liability.

S Corporation (S Corp)

A special type of corporation created through an IRS tax election. It combines the benefits of a corporation with the tax benefits of a partnership.


A USDOT (United States Department of Transportation) number is typically required for commercial vehicles that engage in interstate commerce in the United States.

This includes vehicles involved in the transportation of passengers or cargo across state lines, as well as vehicles that have a gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) or gross combination weight rating (GCWR) of 10,001 pounds or more.

A CA number is a unique identifier issued by the California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) for commercial motor carriers operating within the state of California. A CA number is essential for commercial carriers operating in California. It ensures compliance with state regulations and helps maintain safety and operational standards within the trucking industry. If you operate a commercial vehicle or fleet in California, obtaining a CA number is a crucial step in establishing your business legally and safely.

A BOC-3 number refers to a process agent filing required for motor carriers, brokers, and freight forwarders operating in the United States. BOC-3 stands for "Designation of Agents for Service of Process." This filing is mandated by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) and is essential for ensuring that legal documents can be properly served to your business.

At City Registration Service, we take immense pride in our unwavering dedication to your satisfaction and our established legacy of accomplishments. We comprehend the unique trials that you, as a trucker or a trucking enterprise, encounter. Our primary mission is to be your trusted guide through the intricate world of permitting. With our seasoned guidance, you can direct your energy toward what genuinely counts - your business.

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