• US Authorities & Permits

USA Authorities & Permits

 A US DOT number identifies carriers operating in interstate commerce while an MC number identifies a carrier who transports regulated commodities for hire in interstate commerce. Generally, items that have been changed from their natural state are regulated commodities requiring an MC number

The Employer Identification Number, also known as the Federal Employer Identification Number or the Federal Tax Identification Number, is a unique nine-digit number assigned by the Internal Revenue Service to business entities operating in the United States for the purposes of identification.

The UCR fees are simply fees carriers pay to allow them to operate in U.S. interstate commerce. On-road enforcement is checked electronically by using your USDOT number. UCR renews every 31st of  December and the fee is based on number of trucks in the fleet.

The Standard Carrier Alpha Code is a privately controlled US code used to identify vessel operating common carriers. It is typically two to four letters long. The National Motor Freight Traffic Association developed the SCAC code in the 1960s to help road transport companies computerize data and records.

New York State imposes a highway use tax  (HUT) on motor carriers operating certain motor vehicles on New York State public highways (excluding toll-paid portions of the New York State Thruway). The tax rate is based on the weight of the motor vehicle and the method that you choose to report the tax.

A carrier code is a four-character unique identifier that is assigned by the CBSA to identify a carrier while crossing borders. Only one carrier code is issued to each legal entity. It is of two types - Bonded and Non-Bonded Carrier Code.

The Kentucky Permit is a one-time permit obtained by commercial vehicles that do not travel through the state regularly. The KYU number is a tax license issued for the Kentucky Weight Distance Tax. Any motor carrier 60,000 pounds or greater traveling Kentucky is subject to this tax.

IRP Plates (The International Registration Plan)is an agreement between certain Canadian provinces and U.S. states that distributes commercial vehicle registration fees based on the total distance travelled in each place.

New Mexico imposes a weight-distance tax on owners, operators, and registrants of intra and interstate commercial vehicles with a declared gross vehicle weight in excess of 26,000 pounds. This tax is based on vehicle weight and miles traveled on New Mexico roads.

The weight-mile tax applies to vehicles in commercial operations on public roads within Oregon with a registered weight over 26,000 pounds. Motor carriers with established accounts must enrol all weight-mile tax qualified vehicles under the account and pay the weight-mile tax on a tax report. 

Failure to file reports may result in the suspension of the account. A carrier filing reports after the due date must include a late payment charge equal to 10% of the late tax.

The Decal and Transponder Online Procurement System lets you place orders and pay online for annual user fees and single crossing fees associated with crossing the border into the United States. 

DTOPS makes it faster and easier for commercial vehicles to cross the U.S. border.

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The Heavy Vehicle Use Tax (HVUT) is an excise tax assessed on vehicles with a gross weight of 55,000 lbs and more that use public highways. Tax form 2290 must be filed according to the rules established by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). PSTC can help you meet your company's tax obligation quickly and easily.

BOC -3 Filings are required by the  FMCSA regulations governing the designation of persons upon whom process may be served are prescribed at 49 CFR 366. An agent must be designated for each state in or through which the carrier, broker, or freight forwarder operates; each person, association or corporation designated must reside in the state for which designated.

The Clearinghouse enables employers to identify drivers who commit a drug and alcohol program violation while working for one employer, but who fail to subsequently inform another employer (as required by current regulations).