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Effective March 31, 2020, and in support of Governor Eric Holcomb’s Executive Order 20-02 declaring a public health disaster emergency in Indiana due to COVID-19, DOR has waived several Motor Carrier Services requirements until May 22, 2020.

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The Motor Carrier Services (MCS) Division is a specialized business unit within DOR providing support to motor carrier companies and commercial drivers through the administration of state and federal laws that govern the commercial use of Indiana’s roads. Utilizing custom systems for online customer transactions and operating a variety of phone, email, chat and customer service operations, MCS manages the International Fuel Tax Agreement, International Registration Plan, oversize/overweight vehicle permitting, Unified Carrier Registration and the issuing of US DOT numbers. 

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Businesses with commercial vehicles can easily renew plates with our streamlined process.

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Businesses operating motor vehicles over 26,001 pounds in the state of Indiana must file a fuel tax return.

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Registered carriers may obtain one plate and registration cab card to travel in multiple states at specific weights.

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Obtain an oversize and/or overweight vehicle permit before traveling on Indiana roads.

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Commercial motor vehicles may apply for USDOT numbers and file for UCR.

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Electronic Logging Device:

The congressionally mandated electronic logging device (ELD) rule makes tracking, managing and sharing driving records with law enforcement more straightforward and faster. Howerver, most ELDs fall short when it comes to paying and documenting fuel taxes and IRP. See DOR's guidance on ELDs and audit tips to help ensure you keep accurate records.


IRP Electronic Cab Cards

Effective Jan. 1, 2019, IRP cab cards will be available in an electronic image format. All U.S. states and Canadian provinces will be required to accept electronic images of the IRP cab cards. For the first year, you may want to continue carrying your paper credentials.

When stopped by law enforcement, credentials may be shown as an electronic image. Choosing to provide credentials by electronic device may require an officer or official to briefly take possession of the device to verify the validity of the credential.

Regardless of the format, the document must be accurate, accessible and readable by law enforcement. We suggest storing the document as a PDF on an electronic device in each vehicle to ensure access to documentation while in areas with no service or Wi-Fi.

OSW - Change to Permitting Requirements for Fluid Milk Products -- A recent change in federal law declared vehicles carrying fluid milk products to be non-divisible loads. As a result, Indiana is no longer able to issue Overweight Commodity Permits for these vehicles. Vehicles carrying fluid milk products with a GVW greater than 80,000 pounds must obtain standard Overweight Permits for travel in Indiana; all requirements, limitations, permit provisions and permit fees for standard Overweight Permits apply.

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.


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Customer Service

Attention: Effective March 18, 2020, all Indiana Department of Revenue customer walk-in centers will temporarily close for in-person assistance. Customers are encouraged to call or email DOR directly in addition to using available online services. Click here for more information.

DOR Motor Carrier customers can use the websites, email addresses and telephone numbers listed on this page for transactions until in-person assistance is restored.

Hours of Operation and Location
Motor Carrier Services offices are open 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., EST, Monday through Friday, excluding holidays. If you are planning to visit the office to open a new account or to process IRP or fuel tax transactions, we encourage you to arrive no later than 2 p.m. Additionally, all documents and necessary supporting documentation must be completed prior to your visit. Service providers may visit prior to 12 p.m.

Motor Carrier Services Division
7811 Milhouse Road., Suite M
Indianapolis, IN 46241
(317) 615-7200


IRP Services

(317) 615-7340

OSW Services

(317) 615-7320

IFTA/MCFT (Fuel Tax) Services

(317) 615-7345

USDOT and UCR Services

(317) 615-7350


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