The trucking industry is one of the fastest-growing and most regulated industries in the United States. Establishing a trucking company needs thorough research on how the industry works and considering various compliance obligations. Trucking companies need to obtain permits and licenses to operate across state lines. They also need quarterly and annual filings to stay in compliance. Examples of these filing are IFTA Fuel Tax Return, IRP Plate, UCR Permit, and many more. The filing is done through the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration and other operating bodies. Continue reading as Global Multi Services explains filing trucking companies needs to stay in compliance.
Designation Of Process Agent
Filing the BOC-3 form is mandatory for trucking companies operating in the United States. Trucking companies need to file Designation of Agents for Service of Process when applying for authority. The process agent represents the company when sued. Trucking companies must renew their BOC-3 filing every year. The filing costs between one hundred to two hundred dollars, and it’s filled annually to stay in compliance.
Unified Carrier Registration
The Unified Carrier Registration Renewal is mandatory for trucking companies engaged in interstate commerce. The renewal process is easy and provides smooth operation for commercial motor carriers with no delay. Trucking companies can complete UCR filing through the Department of Transportation in their state. The filing fee depends on the number of trucks in their fleet. Failing to apply for your UCR Renewal on time may lead to fines and penalties.
IRP Plates Registration
IRP is important for trucking companies operating across the Canadian province, the District of Columbia, and the United States except for Alaska and Hawaii. The International Registration Plan facilitates one license plates and fees collection from trucking companies engaged in interstate commerce. Trucking companies must register for IRP Plate in their base jurisdiction and pay an apportionable fee, calculated based on the miles covered in each jurisdiction. IRP has filed annually through the Department of Transportation in each jurisdiction.
IFTA Fuel Tax Return
The International Fuel Tax Agreement is an agreement between the Canadian province and the United States except for Hawaii, Alaska. IFTA establishes the concept of using a single fuel license and simplifies fuel tax collection for motor carriers operating interstate. Qualified motor carriers must register and obtain an IFTA license and two IFTA Decals in their base jurisdiction. Trucking companies must keep records of mileage covered in all participating jurisdictions and gallons of fuel purchased in each state. They must also file IFTA Fuel Tax Returns for every fiscal quarter.
The Bottom Line
Trucking companies must comply with federal, state, and local taxes to avoid penalties. They must have an IFTA account to file IFTA Fuel Tax Report. They must also report quarterly driven miles of their motor carriers to ensure the accuracy of their filed tax. Global Multi Services helps process IFTA permits and file IFTA Fuel Tax Returns.