Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently asked Bookkeeping questions

The TBS trucking authority startup package includes your MC#/USDOT Number and BOC-3. You can rely on our experienced team to guide you through the process.

All you have to do is pay the FMCSA registration fee. TBS will process your MC#/USDOT Number and BOC-3 for no additional cost. There is no application fee or annual membership fee.

The FMCSA registration fee is $300, with no additional costs.

TBS defers up to 50% of your insurance down payment, with no hidden fees. Learn more about our DDP Insurance Program and how you can effectively pursue your trucking dreams.

Safety audits can occur within the first 12 to 18 months after your USDOT Number is activated. TBS offers an Owner-Operator Compliance Package and a Do-It-Yourself Package to help you stay compliant and avoid an expedited audit.

Highway motor vehicle owners must fill out the 2290 tax form. The tax form runs from July 1 to June 30 and is due August 31. When you purchase a vehicle after August 31, you must fill out the tax form within 60 days of your purchase.

The International Fuel Tax Agreement includes 48 U.S. states and 10 Canadian provinces. Alaska and Hawaii are not a part of the agreement.

New Mexico, Kentucky, New York, and Oregon require trucking companies to have an additional weight distance travel permit

An SCAC is required if you are conducting business with U.S. government agencies. Many commercial shippers need this too.

Freight Factoring

Freight factoring with TBS is simple and helps you grow your business. Utilize our cutting-edge technology to manage your business on-the-go and at any time. 

Trucker’s Resources

Starting a trucking business is no simple task, but you don’t have to do it alone. Our experienced team will help you every step of the way, and our expertise is free.

Factoring Services

Advance Program

TBS can advance up to 50% of any loads that you factor with us before you haul it. 



With our exclusive, mobile-friendly Search4Freight load board, you’ll discover hundreds of pre-approved loads.

Insurance Deferred Down Payment Program

Defer up to 50% of your initial insurance down payment with no hidden fees or interest charges through our deferred down payment program.

TBS Fuel Finder

The TBS Fuel Finder site helps you save money on fuel and gives you access to exclusive fuel discounts nationwide.

Permitting & Compliance


TBS was founded only a few years after the establishment of the Department of Transportation. TBS has the knowledge and experience to help you navigate required state and federal regulations before you hit the road. We provide trucking permit services to ensure that you pay no more in permitting and taxes than is necessary.


TBS can help you prepare for the audit process with our startup compliance packages.

Become Your Own Boss

When you start your independent trucking company, it can be a headache. TBS will help you with all the steps so you can focus on your business.