For over 35 years American Licensing has helped interstate motor carriers with everything they need to operate their trucking company. One truck or hundreds, we have services that will help you stay in compliance with all the state and federal interstate operating requirements.
Sure, you could spend hours on the web trying to figure all this out, but it can get very frustrating, confusing, and leave you with more questions than when you started. You’re industry is regulated by at least 10 different state and federal government agencies. Figuring out all their requirements, procedures, and applications can take many hours. It’s overwhelming. Plus, once you’re done, how can you be sure that you have everything? Is that a risk you can afford to take?We keep it simple.
Email or give us a call so we can go over what you need and the cost. It’s not as expensive as you may think. When you call, we’ll go over your situation and make some recommendations that will be right for your operation.
As an interstate carrier, you need to be properly registered in every state you travel through. Your base state plate is not legal in other states. You have 3 options:
This is the most cost effective way to register your truck(s) in multiple states. For about the same price as a regular base state plate, you can get an apportioned plate. It’s like getting 48 states for the price of one.
As a licensed & bonded Business Partner with the California DMV (License 35465), we’re authorized to issue Apportioned plates right from our office. They can be issued the same day we receive your documents and fees. It can all be done by email so there is no need to come in to our office.
There are a few different permits you need depending on what states you operate in.
This is your annual interstate fuel permit. It’s valid for all 48 states and Canada. If you’re purchasing single trip fuel permits as you travel from state to state, you need to talk to us about getting an annual IFTA permit! It will eliminate all your permit fees and save you a lot of money!
This is a relatively new requirement from the federal DOT which requires that all interstate carriers be enrolled and pay the appropriate fee. Most of the states you travel through require evidence that you’ve paid the UCRA fees. Failure to enroll in the program will result in an expensive citation in certain states.
To operate a trucking company, state and federal governments require that you obtain Authority. There are 4 types:
An important part of compliance is keeping up on your fuel and mileage tax reporting. We can help!
The IRS wants you to pay another tax based upon the combined gross vehicle weight of your power unit. If you operate over 55,000 CGVW, this tax applies to you. Call us to file this return! As one of our clients, we’ll contact you every June to help make sure the tax return is filed on time.
In California, you could be exempt from sales tax if you follow a few simple, but important rules. Call us before you buy your equipment and we’ll explain what the requirements are to be legally exempt from the tax. If you’re exempt, we may need to apply for an exemption certificate from the Board of Equalization.
We also offer Sales Tax Exemption processing for a variety of other situations such as a gift to or from a corporation, commencing corporations, business entity changes, mergers, trusts, and family transfers.
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