PonyExpress94
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PonyExpress94

LawnSite Member, from Maryland

PonyExpress94 was last seen:
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    1. ARP
      ARP
      An EIN number is your federal tax ID number for your business. You need that for everything from the DOT numbers, to insurance, to equipment purchases, etc. It's basically the social security number for your business.
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      ARP
      I've been in the probabtionary period since Jan 1 this year. They contacted me about a month in asking if I had traveled interstate yet as they can only evaluate you after you have traveled across state lines. I hadn't yet so they told me they would call me back at a later time. I still haven't heard back from them and I haven't met anyone face to face. I'm just going off of what I have read and heard from other companies who have DOT numbers.

      BTW- Starting at 29 still gives you a lot of time to get things where you want them to be. What are you thinking of getting into?

      Looking forward to talking to you soon,
      Andrew
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      ARP
      Hi Patrick,

      Glad to hear you are taking a proactive approach to the DOT issue. I actually took the same course of action as I wanted to avoid any potential issues with the DOT. Keeping that in mind, I am still in the "probationary" period of the DOT program for new companies and I will have to be reviewed within 18 months to make sure that I am a "safe" carrier. I'm still learning as to what logs I need to keep and what else I need to have other than a drug testing and safety program.

      In regards to your question, I registered exactly as you said, as an "exempt not for hire" carrier as I don't transport commodities or equipment other than my own. I do have a DOT number, which I got after filling out a form online. Other than having an EIN number, I had to get enrolled in a drug testing consortium as I mentioned before.

      Good luck and feel free to contact me if you have any other questions.

      Andrew
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