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Common Forms of Industry Transportation


CDL/Semi Truck Operator

Courier and Moving Services



Charter Bus


Courier and Moving Services 

When starting a courier or moving service, there are multiple forms and processes that must be completed in order to ensure that the business is registered properly. Select Click Here to learn more about each entity below. 

Department of Transportation Registration (DOT)

Household Goods Mover Applications and Forms

Federal Aircraft and Aviation Licenses

Individuals interested in operating an aircraft or otherwise participating within the aviation industry must maintain all necessary Federal Aviation Administration licenses and certificates. Select Click Here to learn more. 

Illinois Motor Carrier Certificate

Depending on the nature of a business, an entrepreneur might need public carrier certificates, which are regulated by the Illinois Commerce Commission. For more information, select Click Here

Illinois Department of Transportation

The Illinois Department of Transportation is responsible for the regulation and control of vehicular traffic as well as some licenses and permits that may be required for a transportation business. To learn more, select Click Here

Commercial Drivers License

To drive a commercial vehicle for your business, the operator must have a commercial vehicle driver's license. This can be obtained through the Department of Motor Vehicles. Select Click Here to learn more. 

DHS DDD Transportation Provider

The Illinois Department of Human resources is responsible for regulating the non-medical transportation for the DHS Division of Developmental Disabilities. To learn more, select Click Here. 

Professional Organizations

Professional organizations are a great way to learn more about your industry and receive advice from those individuals who have achieved success. Such organizations can exist on the local, state, national and international level. Professional organizations also offer networking and specialized tools relevant to your industry. Membership fees vary by organization. Listed below are just a few of these organizations. 

American Public Transportation Association ​

Institute of Transportation Engineers​

Additional Information by Business Stage

Starting a 

For many, owning their own business is a dream, but many do not know where to start. For 

information on how to start a business, select the

button below. 

Managing a 

Once a business has been established, new challenges emerge. For information on how to manage a business, select the button below. 

Expanding a 

As a business prospers, it may begin to outgrow its current setup. For information on how to expand a business, select the button below.

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