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Glossary: Employer Identification Number (EIN)

March 6, 2014

A 9-digit number issued by the IRS to identify a business entity. It is required in order to file federal tax forms with the IRS as well as apply for other permits and authorities. Synonyms: Federal tax identification number, Federal ID number

Glossary: Amendments

March 5, 2014

A change/correction to a previously accepted Form 2290. The ONLY amendments that can be done electronically are: VIN corrections, mileage limit exceeded, or a change in vehicle weight. Amendments filed by paper accommodate all other situations.

Glossary: Department of Transportation (DOT)

February 19, 2014

Oversees federal highway, air, railroad, and maritime and other interstate transportation administration functions. All commercial motor carriers hauling goods for hire across state lines are required to register with the DOT. The number assigned by the DOT signifies compliance with the law.

Glossary: Base Jurisdiction

February 19, 2014

The state or province where the motor carrier has an established place of business as defined in the International Registration Plan. Synonym: Base State

Glossary: Board of Equalization (BOE)

February 19, 2014

The government agency in California that administers CA IFTA permits, decals, and fuel tax returns. The name of the agency differs from state to state.