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Glossary: International Registration Plan (IRP)

October 27, 2014

A registration exchange agreement within differing states within the United States, the District of Columbia and provinces of Canada providing for payment of apportionable fees on the basis of total distance operated in all jurisdictions. SOURCE: www.irponline.org  

Glossary: Unified Carrier Registration (UCR)

October 20, 2014

Part of a Federally-mandated, State-administered program where States collect fees from motor carriers, motor private carriers, freight forwarders, brokers and leasing companies, based on the number of qualifying commercial motor vehicles in their fleets. SOURCE: https://www.dot.ny.gov/divisions/operating/osss/truck/unified-carrier-reg

IRS Notice Decoder – Canadian Postcard

October 17, 2014

Many Canadians have been receiving the post card below.  To most, this probably isn’t big news. But to a few, and especially with the new FRP plan getting started, it’s a big change. This article is mostly for Canadians – but is probably good advice for anyone who wants to cross the US/Canada boarder.   General Things You should know about IRS post cards First … Read More »

Glossary: Taxable Gross Weight

October 15, 2014

For Form 2290, the taxable gross weight is a truck’s fully-loaded weight exceeding 55,000 pounds or more.

Glossary: Long Haul

October 13, 2014

Drivers who often travel thousands of miles and are away from their home for a week or more. Synonyms: Interstate drivers, over-the-road