Written by Ana Luna
Are you prepared to start your trucking business? Below we discuss the difference between intrastate vs interstate authority carrier and its corresponding compliance requirements, a key factor in a successful trucking business.
Intrastate vs Interstate
Interstate carrier authorities travel within and outside their base state. Compliance requirements for these carriers are listed below.
DOT – required on vehicles that haul cargo or transport passengers.
MC Number – required to travel between states. The type of authority issued will determine the type and level of insurance coverage needed.
UCR (United Carrier Registration) – required for carriers operating in multiple jurisdictions across the United States or provinces of Canada.
IRP (Interstate Registration Plan) – required on vehicles with a gross weight in excess of 26,000 lbs and/or have three or more axles.
IFTA (International Fuel Tax Agreement) – Fuel use must be accurately recorded and filed with one’s base jurisdictions four times a year (quarterly reporting). Use our Road Receipt app to easily and accurately store your fuel receipts!
Weight Distance Permit – required on vehicles traveling through Kentucky, New York, New Mexico, and Oregon.
Intrastate carrier authorities do not travel outside their base state. Legal travel for intrastate carriers requires issuance of a DOT number if transporting hazardous materials or if you travel in one of the jurisdictions that require a DOT.
Intrastate and interstate carriers are all required to file Form 2290 HVUT. The 2290 tax can be filed through our sister company 2290Tax.com. It is easy, secure, and you will receive your stamped Schedule 1 in minutes.
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