New Motor Carriers must comply with various federal regulations and obtain Operating Authority, state and local business licenses, vehicle registration and, if operating interstate, a fuel tax license. See Overview of Motor Carrier Regulations.
USDOT and MC Numbers
Companies that operate commercial vehicles transporting passengers or hauling cargo in interstate commerce must be registered with the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) and must have a USDOT Number. Many are required to have an MC Number (Operating Authority) as well.
Nevada requires a USDOT Number on all intrastate companies operating commercial vehicles rated 26,001 pounds or heavier.
Apply through the Unified Registration System (URS). See also FMCSA Insurance Requirements.
If you operate any truck or bus in interstate commerce, you must register with the federal Unified Carrier Registration (UCR) program. UCR registration is not necessary if you operate intrastate only.
Nevada is a non-participating state and does not offer this service. However, Nevada-based carriers must comply with UCR. You must register with a participating state. Information and online registration are available at plan.ucr.gov.
Heavy Vehicle Use Tax
All motor vehicles, including farmer/rancher and special mobile equipment, operating at or registered for a gross vehicle weight (GVW) in excess of 55,000 pounds must show proof of payment of Federal Heavy Vehicle Use Tax (per U.S.C. Title 23 Section 141) on IRS Form 2290.
See the following IRS web pages:
Hazardous Materials permits are issued by the Hazmat Alliance.