September 19, 2023
September 19, 2023
4 common base state questions and answers.
August 29, 2023
In this three-part series, we are exploring the six biggest vehicle challenges for small fleets. Vehicle compliance is comprised of three primary areas: the driver, the vehicle, and the carrier. In this third and final installment we examine the carrier.
July 19, 2023
In this three-part series, we are exploring the six biggest vehicle challenges for small fleets. Vehicle compliance is comprised of three primary areas: the driver, the vehicle, and the carrier. In this second installment we examine the vehicle itself.
June 23, 2023
Vehicle compliance falls into three compliance challenge areas: driver, vehicle, and carrier. In this three-part series, we will examine two of the top challenges for each area – beginning with the driver.
May 25, 2023
Organized and accessible records are the secret to a painless and penalty-free audit under the International Fuel Tax Agreement (IFTA) and International Registration Plan (IRP).
December 14, 2022
A good thing has happened. You have come across a way to grow your business. However, it also means expanding your fleet. How you do that can make a huge difference when it comes to the long-term viability of your company.
October 12, 2022
When it comes to fuel taxes, taking “the word on the street” at face value can lead to violations and expensive penalties.
September 14, 2022
There is no shortage of advice on how to structure a "deal" to merge two companies into one, create a new subsidiary, or to buy assets. However, when you are looking to merge or acquire another transportation company, there's not nearly as much DOT compliance advice. Managing credentials for the vehicles that come with an acquisition can be particularly fraught with uncertainty.
September 14, 2021
Interstate motor carriers must indicate a base state of operations under several reporting programs. The base state approach simplifies compliance by eliminating the need to report operations, register vehicles, and pay fuel taxes to multiple states for every vehicle operated by the carrier.
July 16, 2021
Obtaining a title is often one of the first things you must do when taking ownership of a vehicle. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations (FMCSRs) require all commercial motor vehicles to operate in accordance with the laws and regulations of the jurisdiction in which they operate, which includes titling.
May 14, 2021
There's no shortage of advice on how to structure a "deal" to merge two companies into one, create a new subsidiary, or to buy assets. If you are looking to merge or acquire another transportation company, there's not nearly as much DOT compliance advice.
February 23, 2021
Carriers often have vehicles that qualify for registration under both the International Fuel Tax Agreement (IFTA) and the International Registration Plan (IRP). But, if the trucks don't leave the state, they are not required to register under the programs.
October 9, 2021
The International Fuel Tax Agreement (IFTA) is a program designated for interstate carriers in the United States and Canada. Under IFTA, carriers can work with a single state or province to file and pay fuel taxes to all other member jurisdictions in which they operate.
March 5, 2021
The three-day International Roadcheck event begins May 4, 2021, and commercial motor vehicle (CMV) drivers will need to be ready. Roadcheck involves more than 50,000 roadside CMV inspections at locations across North America. If history is a guide, about 1 in 5 of those inspections will result in the CMV being placed out of service for serious violations.