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How long does it take to start up with own authority

I am getting ready to start out on my own. I have a truck and trailer that I am researching, and am close to taking next steps. I am wondering how long of a timeline I am looking at from the start of the paperwork, to having my authority, and being ready to be on the road.

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Total time for DOT number fuel permit and authority was about between 3 and 4 weeks I did all this myself online but I can tell you the authority can be issued quicker if you use a third party for about 30 or 40 dollars

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any suggestions on who to use? The quote I got was significantly higher than that

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The DOT number I would do yourself it's very easy to do online.

What your looking for is BOC 3 agent and I see there about 25 to 30 dollars now I did this myself also but it was taking so long I thought I did something wrong so I found a BOC3 agent and 3 days after I contracted with agent my own authority that I filled out came through.

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