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Base Plate Registration Moves to MCS -- Beginning January 2014, the Indiana Department of Revenue’s Motor Carrier Services Division will assume responsibility for base plate registrations from the Indiana Bureau of Motor Vehicles for companies with 25 or more commercial vehicles weighing 26,001 lbs. or more. For more information visit www.in.gov/dor/5027.htm.
Biennial Updates -- Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) requires all entities under its jurisdiction to update their information every two years. You are required to provide this update every two years even if your company has not changed its information, has ceased interstate operations since the last update, or is no longer in business and you did not notify FMCSA. You now have a filing schedule when to update your MCS150 form: click here to see when you are scheduled to update your USDOT number.
CNG Annual Fuel Permit Notice -- As of Jan. 1, 2014 trucks using Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) as fuel, may haul their max load of 80,000 pounds and up to an additional 2,000 pounds for a total gross weight of 82,000 pounds. To be exempt, a carrier must obtain a CNG Annual Fuel Permit through the Indiana Department of Revenue Oversize/ Overweight Division. This annual permit is no cost but allows carriers to carry the extra weight through Indiana. Carriers may contact the department for additional information at (317) 615-7320.
Read the Latest Trucking Tips -- This edition features stories about the CNG/LNG annual fuel permit, the base plate renewal process moving from the BMV to Motor Carrier Services, the Overweight Commodity Permit, how to prepare for an audit, and more. To read the latest edition, click here.
We Have Moved! -- The Motor Carrier Services Customer Service has moved. Our new address is 7811 Milhouse Rd, Indianapolis, IN 46241.