Course Description

Whether you're thinking about owning your own trucking company or you've already taken the plunge and have obtained your numbers this course is for you.

We'll provide a simple step-by-step approach to get your company legal and on the road as quickly as possible.

This training is free and was created by Penni Royston's 33 years of experience with Evilsizor & Associates.

Online Instructor

Penni Royston

Penni Royston is the owner of Evilsizor Process Servers Inc and founder of DOT-Shield and Miles of Training. She has been married to her high-school sweetheart for 38 years, has 3 beautiful daughters and 2 fun-loving grandchildren. She has over 33 years of transportation compliance experience. She is an expert in fuel tax reporting, FMCSA & USDOT account compliance and can fix virtually any issue that arises with the MC or USDOT accounts. Penni realizes that the trucking industry is full of red-tape in so many different areas. It is her focus to help new carriers better understand and apply the government requirements with less stress. Providing the right tools in an easy to learn manner is her mission.In Penni's spare time she loves to live a healthy lifestyle, bike and hike in the beautiful Rocky Mountains. She is also a certified natural foods chef, culinary nutrition expert and candle maker.

Course curriculum

  • 1


    • Welcome Message From Penni

    • About Penni

    • Follow Us On Facebook

    • Follow Penni on LinkedIn

    • Subscribe to our YouTube channel!

    • Copyright Info

  • 2

    Begin Here

    • Learn the Lingo

    • Form Your Company Properly

  • 3

    Filing the Application


    • Filing The FMCSA Application

    • 10 Point Checklist ebooklet

    • FMCSA Application Timeline

    • MC Authority Timeline (Updated 3/2022)

    • Dismissed Applications

    • Filing the BOC-3

    • Royston Insurance Group Inc

  • 4

    Setting Up DOT Safety Systems

    • Overview

    • DOT Audit Checklist

    • Driver Qualification File Info

    • Drug & Alcohol Consortium Program

    • Drug & Alcohol Training

    • Drug & Alcohol Clearinghouse Program - DACH

    • DIY Vehicle Maintenance Files

    • Electronic Logs - ELDs

  • 5

    State Permits

    • Overview

    • UCR Agreement

    • IRP - Apportion Tags

    • IRS 2290 Heavy Highway Use Tax

    • IFTA

    • Connecticut

    • Kentucky - KYU

    • New Mexico WDT

    • New York HUT

    • Oregon

  • 6

    Road Ready Checklist

    • Interstate Permit Checklist

    • Get Your Permit Book Ready

    • How To Create A Permit Book

    • Additional Resources

  • 7

    Renewal Seasons

    • Renewal Dates

  • 8

    Quarterly Reports

    • What Reports Are Due and When?

  • 9

    Additional Resources

    • Helpful Resources

  • 10

    Get Started!

    • Ready to apply?