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International Registration Plan (IRP)

Sometimes agreements go beyond the national scale. When there’s an agreement established among the continental US and Canadian provinces that helps provide a company’s license fee based on total distance operated in all jurisdictions, an IRP will come in handy. What’s the benefit? The carrier is now only required to have one license plate and cab card for each operating vehicle.


Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration

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


Department of Transportation (DOT Number)

The U.S. DOT Number, issued by the FMCSA, serves as a specific 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 essentially determines what type of operating authority is relevant to your business. A different minimum of liability insurance filing required before the FMCSA is what issues the authority.


Process Agent (BOC-3)

A BOC-3 must be placed on file with the FMCSA before they will grant your authority.


Kentucky Weight Distance (KYU)

This permit is required for any vehicle weight over 60,000 pounds while traveling in the state of Kentucky.


New Mexico Weight Distance (NMU)

Any motor carrier operating a commercial vehicle weighing over 26,000 pounds in a 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 any New York State Public Highway.


Standard Carrier Alpha Code (SCAC)

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