Interstate Carriers

Interstate Carriers

Well, you’ve made it this far in StartPoint, and that means you’ve learned about drivers' basic requirements, insurance and safety, equipment, and those who are driving oversize/overweight vehicles. Next we introduce you to what is important for those drivers who are what the trucking industry calls INTERstate carriers.

An interstate carrier is one who drives property and/or passengers that:

  • Cross state lines outside of Indiana; or
  • Move materials from the United States or a U.S. territory to a foreign country, or vice versa; such as transporting materials that are shipped from Mexico or China.

An interstate carrier is one who also has origination and destination points within a state but passes through another state or foreign country during transport such as transporting car parts manufactured in Indiana to various places within the state, even though the car parts will later be going to other states.

When you are an interstate carrier, you will need to have a USDOT number and register for UCR, IRP, and IFTA.

Don’t know what these acronyms mean? We can help. Just hit the “Next” button below to find out what you need to know if you are an interstate driver.