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What is BOC-3?
A BOC-3, or ‘Blanket of Coverage’, is a form which is required of individuals or companies (generally in the transportation sector) in order to show proof of a designated legal agent to whom process may be served. This means that the individual or company in question has a designated contact in each of the 50 states and the District of Columbia that is licensed to handle legal documents on behalf of the involved party. The FMCSA and other agencies in the United States require the form in order to grant operating authority.
Why Do I Need
A Service of Process Agent on File With the FMCSA?
The Federal Motor Carrier Act requires commercial carriers to appoint a service of process agent in each jurisdiction as proven by the form BOC-3. Without a BOC-3 as proof of designated agents, then no authorization will be issued by the FMCSA.
A service of process agent is a designated person to whom legal documents may be served on behalf of the motor carrier, broker, or freight forwarder involved in any legal proceedings. Every motor carrier company or individual involved in the transport of property or passengers needs a designated agent, that is willing and able to handle legal issues, for each state in which it is authorized to operate or traverse.
The person you choose to act as a designated agent matters! An agent should be available to receive documents as they arrive, and quickly yet accurately direct them. The wrong agent may be unavailable, overlook details or even forward document to the wrong person which can result in punishment for you and your business. Avoid penalties, default judgments, and even dissolution by trusting an FMCSA Processing Agent to promptly and correctly handle your important legal and state documents. Our experienced team will keep track of crucial notifications to you from all 50+1 designated agents in order to avoid complicating the operations of your business and its compliance tasks.