Only an individual authorized to sign documents for a business that controls a motor carrier operation should sign its U.S. Department of Transportation form MCS-150, states the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration. The form must also have the person's printed or typed name and title plus the date.
Motor carrier businesses use form MCS-150 to apply for registration numbers, states FMCSA. Companies are allowed to file paper applications through the mail. However, FMCSA prefers businesses to use the electronic online application option. The Web format has automatic edit checks and takes about 20 minutes to complete. In addition, if approved, registration numbers are assigned immediately to online applications.