A BOC-3 Filing Blanket Agent Service - Process Agent Service is a United States federal filing that designates legal agents upon which process may be served. It pertains mostly to individuals or companies in the transportation and logistics industry, and it is often required before certain federal operating authorities can be granted within the United States. BOC stands for "blanket of coverage" and it typically assigns a person or business in each of the 50 US states to receive and forward legal documents. Process service agencies are third-party companies capable of granting BOC-3 filings. Process service agencies must employ or lease the services of individuals or entities within each state and be federally registered with the FMCSA in order to be able to grant a BOC-3.
Once your MC or FF number is granted by the FMCSA, you will automatically be mailed a copy of your Authority Certificate. There is no fee for this copy and it generally takes 7-14 days to come by mail. If you order the Expedited Authority Certificate your will receive an official copy of your FMCSA License by email or fax the same day your MC or FF number goes active. You must have the certificate before you begin operations, so if you need to get started right away, the expedite is a great option.