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International Registration Plan (IRP)

An agreement established among the continental US and Canadian provinces which provides a company to pay a fee for license based on total distance operated in all jurisdictions. The benefit to the carrier is they are only required one license plate and cab card for each operating vehicle.


Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration

The primary mission of the FMCSA is to reduced crashes, injuries and fatalities involving large trucks and buses. It was established as a separate administration within the US Department of Transportation.


Department of Transportation (DOT Number)

Issued by the FMCSA, the USDOT Number serves as a unique identifier when collecting and monitoring a company’s safety information acquired during audits, compliance reviews, crash investigations, and inspections.


Interstate Motor Carrier Authority (ICC Operating Authority)

Issued by the FMCSA, this determines what type of operating authority relevant to your business. A different minimum of liability insurance filing required before the FMCSA is issuing the authority.


Process Agent (BOC-3)

You must place a BOC-3 on file with the FMCSA before they will grant your authority.


Kentucky Weight Distance (KYU)

The permit is required for any vehicle weight over 60,000 lbs. traveling in Kentucky.


New Mexico Weight Distance

Any Motor Carrier operating a commercial vehicle weighing 26,000+ traveling in NM State Public Highway.


New York Highway Use Tax (HUT)

New York imposes a tax on motor carriers operating motor vehicles which weigh 18,000 pounds on New York State Public highways.


Standard Carrier Alpha Code (SCAC)

A SCAC is a unique 2 to 4 letter code, used by the transportation industry to identify freight carriers in computer systems and shipping documents such as Bill of Lading, Freight Bill, Packing List, and Purchase Order.