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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.

Glossary: Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV)

February 19, 2014

A state-level government agency that oversees vehicle registration, driver licensing, commercial permits, and other related motor carrier permits required to be on the public roads. The name of this agency varies from state to state. Synonyms: tag office

Glossary: Form 2290

February 12, 2014

The form number used by the IRS to identify the Heavy Highway Vehicle Use Tax Return (HHVUT). The tax return is filed and paid annually for every truck that drives on public highways and weighs over 55,000 lbs. Once you file your 2290 Form, a Stamped Schedule 1 will be provided to you through this website as your receipt for this Heavy Highway Vehicle Use … Read More »