Did you just buy a new truck and wondering how to transfer the title of the truck? Or your truck Title Transfer process is taking so long and you don’t know what to do. Well, you are in the right place and we have answers to all your questions.

It is the process of changing the title of ownership of your vehicle to your current name or the name of the buyer. It is a document that proves the legal owner of a vehicle.

Title Only is often issued by the country clerks for trailers and other types of vehicle that does not require registration. This is achievable provided the applicant has all the required documents that show proof of ownership of the vehicle.

Title Transfer is a mandatory process required by the Department of Motor Vehicles in the United State when a vehicle owner changes their name or buys a new vehicle. Read on as Global Multi Services takes us through the process of obtaining title transfer.

Title Transfer

How To Transfer Vehicle Title

The process is very easy and varies from one state to another. Therefore, you need to contact the Department of Motor Vehicle title transfer agency in their state to know their specific requirements.

The Department of Motor Vehicle in your state might ask you to complete two or more forms and also provide some documents. The documents include proof of identification, residence documents such as utility bills, and many more.

It is important to research the Title Transfer requirements of the state before purchasing a truck or other vehicle from a seller. For example, New York often requires a Bill of Sale to approve the transfer and it must be signed by both the buyer and seller. Pennsylvania on the other hand requires notarizing the signature of both the buyer and seller before transfer approval.

The website of the Department of Motor Vehicle in most states often has all information regarding the process and provides downloadable title forms. Some also allow applicants to mail their forms and required documents to the department office

Deadline

Deadlines vary from state to state but many states require filing title transfer applications within 30 days of purchase. Failure to comply with this rule can lead to an additional fee on the title transfer fee.

The process of obtaining the title is relatively seamless provided you have all the required documents and follow the required steps. This includes obtaining the Bill of Sale, the signature of both buyer and seller, Notarization of documents, and many more. Additionally, most states issue a new title within two weeks of application.

Requirements

Here are some of the documents required by the Department of Motor Vehicle for title transfer processing:

  • Filled Application Form, signed by applicant and seller and possibly notarized.
  • Vehicle proof of insurance coverage
  • Insurance Policy Documents including Name and Date.
  • Vehicle Documents provided by the Seller including title and a Bill of Sale.
  • Proof of identification from government or driver’s license.

Running a trucking company is one of the most successful businesses with many benefits in the United State of America. The business allows you to choose the type of company you want to work with and the type of freight you want to haul. It also allows you to decide how often you want to work and your fleet charges. According to surveys, the trucking industry will experience 27% growth in the next decade and 70% of fresh in the US are transported by trucking companies. The rise in freight demand, rates, and driver’s shortage in the industry made it the best time to venture into the business. However, the industry has a lot of competition which can be intimidating for beginners. Read on as Global Multi Services explains how to start a successful trucking company in New Mexico and obtain New Mexico Permit. Let’s dive in.

Mexico Permit

Choose A Name

Choosing your company name is the first step to take when starting a trucking business. Brainstorm different ideas and you can also ask your friend and family for help, then check if the name has not been used by another company. You can achieve this by searching through the United States Patent and Trademark Office database online or by using business name tools.

You can also file for a fictitious business name if you want a business name that does not have your first and last name. Or set up a limited liability company or other entities with your business name.

Choose Your Niche

Targeting the right niche is an important factor when venturing into the trucking business. Research about products transported to your target location and the critical needs of logistics activities in the area and analyze how you can meet the needs better than other trucking companies. Know the needs of your target customers and their weaknesses.

Choosing your niche at the beginning will also help you avoid unnecessary competition, establish your business name, and boost your sales opportunity in the industry. It will help you streamline your operational processes which save you from operating “anything to anywhere” freight services

Obtain Your Legal Requirements

You must fulfill all your legal requirements such as obtaining your New Mexico Permit before you can operate legally as a commercial motor carrier in New Mexico. Motor carriers registered in New Mexico and traveling intrastate for commercial purposes must apply for New Mexico Permit and get a New Mexico WDT Number.

The state also imposes WDT New Mexico, a weight distance tax on all qualified commercial trucking companies. Trucking companies operating in the state and across state lines must also acquire other legal registrations such as Unified Carrier Registration, USDOT Number, IRP license plate, Motor Carrier Authority, IFTA Permit, and many more.

Create A Business Plan

A carefully crafted business plan often makes the process of starting a trucking business easier. A business plan helps articulate the niche you want to venture into in the trucking industry. It also helps specify your fleet management, goals, marketing strategies, human and material resources needed, operational activities, and many more.

Select An Insurance Coverage

Protecting your trucking business from unexpected financial burdens and choosing the right insurance coverage is very important. Research about the best insurance company and read customer’s reviews on their website. You can also ask a legal practitioner for advice or recommendations on the best insurance to purchase based on your needs. The insurance should cover risks such as injuries caused by accidents, motor carrier damages.


Before IFTA, truckers operating across state lines were required to file fuel tax in every state they passed through. The process was difficult and time-consuming which made staying in compliance challenging for truckers. It was obvious truckers need a faster and more efficient way to streamline the collection of fuel tax. This led to the establishment of the International Fuel Tax Agreement [IFTA]. Read on as Global Multi Services explain IFTA and its importance.

What Is IFTA? 

The International Fuel Tax Agreement is an agreement for collecting and distributing fuel tax paid by interstate motor carriers. This agreement is made between the Province of Canada and the states in the US excluding Alaska, Hawaii, and the District of Columbia.

Under IFTA, motor carriers receive IFTA Permit and file a single Quarterly IFTA Fuel Tax Report in their base state. This information helps determine the fuel tax of each member state which is then paid by motor carriers to the base state. The fuel tax is then calculated based on miles covered by truckers in each state and redistributed to the member state.

International Fuel Tax Agreement

Importance Of IFTA 

Improves Efficiency And Accountability 

All motor carriers and truck drivers under IFTA must meet specific qualifications. They are required to obtain their IFTA Permit and IFTA Decals annually and submit their Quarterly IFTA Fuel Tax Report to their base state. This ensures all taxes are paid on time and in a proper manner. IFTA also imposes fines and penalties for motor carrier and truck driver’s late reporting or payment. This helps everyone to be accountable, efficient and reduces error.

Reduces Paperwork

Research has shown that 15% of truck accidents are caused by driver’s fatigue and drowsiness. One of the things that contributed to this is the high volume of paperwork motor carrier drivers need to submit daily. Many truck drivers spend hours filing all kinds of forms and report instead of resting after a long trip. The establishment of IFTA has reduced the stress driver face with paperwork. Thus improving highway safety and reducing accidents.

How To Register For IFTA 

IFTA registering is one of the most important processes to operate as a motor carrier legally in the US. All trucking company that requires an IFTA license needs to apply in their base state. The license application can be filled online and issued by the Department of Transportation for your state or other verified agencies. IFTA Permit requirements include USDOT Number, Federal Business Number, Registered Business Name, and Mailing Address.

After submitting your application, it will be processed and an official IFTA decal and IFTA license for the current year will be issued to you by the IFTA authority in your state. IFTA Permit expires every year therefore, you must register to obtain a new permit before the third month of the following year. Failure to do so can attract hefty penalties that can affect your trucking business.

Filing IFTA Fuel Tax Returns

IFTA Fuel Tax Return is filed to the motor carrier base state at the end of the fiscal quarter. The tax return shows the list of miles traveled by the motor carrier in all member states and gallons of fuel purchased there.