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StartPoint: CMV Online Guide

Welcome to StartPoint – your online “roadmap” to everything you need to know to begin operating your commercial motor vehicle in Indiana.

Using StartPoint you’ll learn what permits you need, what qualifications you must have, what insurance and safety requirements you must meet, what standards your vehicle and related equipment must meet, what markings you’ll need from the U.S. Department of Transportation to place on your vehicle, along with much more.

Every industry has its own special language. With StartPoint, you’ll learn to speak this trucking lingo so you'll know how to stay safe and compliant on the road.

By the end of StartPoint you’ll have learned what IFTA, MCFT, IRP, OSW, and UCR all stand for – and why you must know them and use them. More information about the MCS program visit the Indiana Motor Carrier Services Department web page.

And no matter where you are or what time of day it is, with StartPoint you’re only a click away from a truckload of easy-to-use and easy-to-understand information.

If you find that you'd like to skip around you can always click the “TOC” (Table of Contents) button to get where you need to go. Or if you need to learn more about those trucking lingo terms we talked about earlier, click the “Key Terms” button found on each page.

To get rolling through this online commercial vehicle center, click the “Next” button below.





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