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3 requirements to become a certified third party auto carrier

Updated: Nov 29, 2023

Are you looking for a fair and consistent car hauling partnership? USAL may be a great fit for you and your car hauling business.


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May 15, 2023


USAL, the premier vehicle transportation and logistics provider, can help keep your trucks loaded and your car hauling business productive.


Below are three significant requirements to become a certified carrier for USAL.


1 — FMCSA-Verified, Safe Driving Skills

The USAL brand of auto transport companies insists on maintaining a safe driving culture. A carrier must maintain FMCSA scores that indicate a "Satisfactory" Safety Rating and Out of Service (OOS%) rates that are lower than the national average. Every carrier is evaluated independently by our Risk Management team; a carrier may potentially haul USAL freight on a probationary status until scores and/or ratings meet our standards.


2 — Certificate of Insurance

In addition to having safe-driving ratings, a carrier must have a U.S. DOT or state registration number, and the following insurance coverage:


  • Cargo - $250,000 (1-4 units) / $500,000 (5+ units)

  • Auto - $1,000,000

  • General Liability (each occurrence limit) - $1,000,000

  • Workers Compensation / Occupational Accident Insurance for Sole Drivers - $1,000,000


3 — Completed Application

A carrier must complete an application for certification. If your application to become a certified carrier is approved, you will receive information via email to help facilitate the setup of your payable account.


Get a complete list of requirements.


Why Haul for Us?

Simply, we offer a different and better experience.


  • Fast, flexible payments — We are pleased to offer the flexibility and back-end support systems to pay on a weekly basis to meet your equipment and maintenance needs.

  • A partnership of care and respect — We nurture our business relationships by establishing trust and communication.

  • Great rates and quality freight — We are happy to offer very competitive rates, many of which are for two-way traffic lanes because we choose our cargo wisely.


Start your certification process now. (Yes, we are also hiring company drivers!)

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