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Trucking Facts

Industry/Owner-Operator Facts There are currently 3.9 million commercial driver’s license (CDL) holders actively driving in commerce within the United States.1 These men and women represent the driving force behind the U.S. economy, delivering 70 percent of all freight worth $11.7 trillion2 while collecting $726.4 billion in gross revenue.3 Source: https://medium.com/@sambokher/segments-of-u-s-trucking-industry-d872b5fca913 In 2015, trucking carried approximately 10.9 billion tons … Continued

Lumping Regulations

LOADING AND UNLOADING MOTOR VEHICLES TITLE 49 UNITED STATES CODE (49 U.S.C. §§ 14103 (a) and 14103 (b) Effective July 1, 1980 The Motor Carrier Act of 1980, Section 15, “addresses the problem that some motor carriers and owner-operators have had with being coerced by so-called ‘lumpers’ into paying to have their trucks loaded and … Continued

Vehicle weight exemptions for APUs

Remember the federal law from a few years ago that was intended to give truckers a 400-pound weight exemption for auxiliary power units? The industry hailed it as good news until we found out the law was not a “mandate.” A federal law that carries no clout with the states is not much of a … Continued

IRP Information

The International Registration Plan (IRP) is a registration reciprocity agreement among states of the United States, the District of Columbia and provinces of Canada providing for payment of apportionable fees on the basis of total distance operated in all jurisdictions. IRP apportioned plates are required for any apportionable vehicle involved in inter-jurisdictional operations.  An apportionable vehicle is defined … Continued

International Fuel Tax Agreement Information

Vsit the IFTA website at http://www.iftach.org/ Calculating Fuel Tax Reports TOTAL MILES – Enter the total miles traveled in each jurisdiction for this fuel type. TOTAL TAXABLE MILES – Enter the total taxable miles in each jurisdiction minus fuel trip permit miles. Fuel trip permit miles are not considered taxable miles in any jurisdiction. Toll … Continued

URS: Biennial Update Facts & Information

The Biennial Update requirement is the first stage of implementation for FMCSA’s Unified Registration System (URS). URS streamlines the registration process and serves as a clearinghouse and a repository of information on all FMCSA-regulated entities required to register with the Agency: motor carriers, brokers, freight forwarders, intermodal equipment providers (IEPs), hazardous materials safety permit (HMSP) … Continued