The number one question is: Can you suspend the operating authority (MC Number), or do you have to put it on hold or revoke it?
The answer is: You can’t suspend your MC Number, but it can be revoked voluntarily. It means that you can’t deactivate it, so putting it on hold is the right option.
How to Reactivate/Deactivate My MC Authority?
DOT Control Authority offers following ways of MC Authority Reactivation and Deactivation: