Motor Carrier Permit


Apply for a MCP

The first step to operating your own fleet!


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BusinessRocket simplifies the process of obtaining your Motor Carrier Permit (MCP) from the Department of Motor Vehicles.

How Does It Work?

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Register Your Business

Business Rocket helps to determine the best structure for your business (LLC/Corporation) and registers your company in California.

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USDOT & CA# Carrier ID

Business Rocket helps you obtain the required USDOT and CA# carrier identification numbers for your business.

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DMV Pull Notice Program

Business Rocket helps with your enrollment in the California DMV Pull Notice Program which is an essential step in obtaining your MCP (If you have employees).

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MCP Application

Business Rocket will accurately prepare and review your Motor Carrier Permit Application prior to submitting your documents to the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) for processing.

Why BusinessRocket

  • Hassle Free
    Hassle Free
  • Lifetime Customer Service
    Lifetime Customer Service
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What kind of car do I need for a TCP License?

The CPUC does not have any Year, Make or Model requirements for a vehicle being added to the TCP license. However, if you plan to provide transportation services, the vehicle must be operational and registered for commercial use. It is also recommended you verify with your insurance broker and any potential vendors, like Uber or Lyft, any specified vehicle requirements.

How long does the TCP process take?

If the carrier has all required documentation, a TCP can become active in as little as two-to-four weeks after submission. The process in its entirety takes an average of five-to-six weeks, with CPUC allocating a maximum timeframe of ninety days.

What type of insurance do I need for a TCP License?

A Public Liability and Property Damage insurance policy is the main insurance policy you are required to have coverage for on your vehicles. The minimum coverage starts at $750,000 for a seven-seater vehicle, and increases with larger seating capacity.

What is Commercial Registration?

Commercial registration classifies a vehicle to be used primarily for business purposes. This classification signifies to the DMV that this vehicle will no longer be considered for personal use, but instead for commercial use, regardless of who the registered owner of the vehicle is.