Sky Transport Solutions will register for 48 states plates your IRP account. Your registration will show your jurisdiction with weight. Sky Transport Solutions is a bonded and licensed California DMV web user, who can process plates instantly from our office. we can provide you IRP plates instantly as long as you have all documents available and your account is in good standing with DMV.
The International Registration Plan (IRP) is an agreement among states of the US, the District of Columbia and provinces of Canada providing for payment of commercial motor carrier registration fees.
To operate in multiple states or provinces, motor carriers must register in their base jurisdiction (state or province).
Most truck owners and fleets know that IFTA applications can be very confusing, complicated, and time consuming. This is even more so if you have never completed an IFTA application before.
Sky Transport Solutions setups up hundreds of IFTA accounts every year, so you know your application will be completed properly and will not be rejected due to common application errors. Sky Transport Solutions does these every day, we know exactly what supporting documents each individual state requires for a new IFTA account and we always complete a preliminary audit of your IFTA application to ensure the state will have sufficient supporting documentation to setup your IFTA account.
A base jurisdiction is where the registrant (trucking company) has an established place of business, where mileage is accrued by the fleet (or single truck) and where operational records of that fleet (or single truck) are maintained or can be made available for inspection. The established place of business should be a physical structure or building owned, leased or rented by the fleet registrant and should be designated by a street number or road. This means PO boxes are not acceptable as the address of the trucking company.
The following further expands on the definition of an Established Place of Business.
“Established Place of Business” means a physical structure located within the Base Jurisdiction that is owned or leased by the Applicant or Registrant and whose street address shall be specified by the Applicant or Registrant. This physical structure shall be open for business and shall be staffed during regular business hours by one or more persons employed by the Applicant or Registrant on a permanent basis (i.e., not an independent contractor) for the purpose of the general management of the Applicant’s or Registrant’s trucking-related business (i.e., not limited to credentialing, distance and fuel reporting, and answering telephone inquiries). The Applicant or Registrant need not have land line telephone service at the physical structure. Operational Records concerning the Fleet shall be maintained at this physical structure (unless such records are to be made available in accordance with the provisions of Section 1020). The Base Jurisdiction may accept information it deems pertinent to verify that an Applicant or Registrant has an Established Place of Business within the Base Jurisdiction.”
In most states companies will work with truckers to establish a physical address.
If you have your own IRP account (even if you are leased to a carrier and they take care of your IFTA), you must keep track of all jurisdictional miles traveled. It will be required to renew your plates and will be needed if you are audited by the IRP. The staff here at Sky Transport Solutions will provide all the support to make sure your miles and fuel purchases are properly tracked and reported.
We will explain all aspects of your IFTA/IRP Trip Report in detail, however here are some key items you will need to record.
For IFTA, you will receive a set of decals (stickers) for you power unit (tractor) and an IFTA license which should be kept in the tractor cab.
Before Sky Transportation Solutions can submit your IFTA application, you must already have an IRP (Apportioned Plate) account with your state. If you do not have an IRP account at this time, we will set it up for you.
Once we receive your order, we will determine what supporting documents the state will require to be submitted with your IFTA application. You will receive an email and call from our IRP/IFTA department staff requesting these documents, they may be emailed or faxed or mailed or delivered to us. If there is a document on the list that you do not have, we will assist you. We know all the solutions that will satisfy the state’s requirements.
Once we have the required supporting documents required by the state, Sky Transport Solutions will submit the application to your state for processing.
Generally the state will take 3-5 days to work on your account and send out your IFTA decals and license.
Once you have your IFTA account setup, you will need to display your IFTA decals on each side of your vehicle (tractor or power unit) and keep the license inside the cab.
You will need to keep track of the mileage traveled in each state and the fuel purchased in each state. You will receive an IFTA quarterly report from your state each quarter to determine if you owe fuel taxes or if you get a fuel tax refund.
Generally, if you purchase most of your fuel in a state that has low fuel taxes and run most of your miles in states that have higher fuel taxes, you will owe taxes to those states with the higher fuel tax rates. If you purchase most of your fuel in a state with a high fuel tax rate and run most of your miles in states that have a lower fuel tax rate, those state will owe you a refund. For a list of current fuel tax rates by state, click here.