What is a CA Number?

The Carrier Identification Number (CA #) is issued by the California Highway Patrol and used by them for identifying motor carriers. You need to register your CA Number with the DMV in order to get a Motor Carrier Permit, if you are a motor carrier operating in California. This is a legal requirement before beginning any operations on California highways.

When applying, you need to complete a Motor Carrier Profile and make sure to fill the form correctly. All commercial motor vehicles with a GVW of over 10,000 pounds get a California Motor Vehicle Permit. Another requirement is that they display the number (known as a CA number) in permanent lettering on the vehicle.

Getting CA# is one of the requirements to get an MCP

For getting a Motor carrier Permit, besides getting your CA Number, you also need to:

• fill out an MCP application
• pay the fees
• provide proof of Work Comp Insurance
• meet the liability insurance requirements
• provide a valid Requester Code if you have drivers working for you with a commercial class A or B, or Class C driver’s license with a hazmat endorsement

If you have any question about CA Number, give us a call at (800) 671-3007.

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