apportioned plates , IFTA sticker

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  1. Hotshot2trucker

    Hotshot2trucker Bobtail Member

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  2. busdriverarms2003

    busdriverarms2003 Bobtail Member

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    hrmm…. All your ifta information is true. I have personally had to fight this in Oklahoma. After being harassed all the time I have realized that the dot certified state troopers don't know all the laws as well as the dept of public safety boys do. Makes sense though as they typically just do enough to keep their certification. They are busy doing real police work most of the time trying to stop the real bad boys in society. As far as weight goes...make sure to look up your trucks towing capacity, which is different that the gvwr. You can put yourself and others in serious danger if your towing more than the capacity of the truck.
     
  3. moev

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    8581B11E-EC4D-4886-90F8-B2F805745150.png 9A8C5C0F-05D9-4462-B2A9-E99746F92F60.png D2A66D6E-DB1B-48D9-8D76-D6BC891E0C6A.png I have a truck and trailer hotshot that gross out to just under 20,000lbs, I have app plates and wondered if I need IFTA , and like you ,I hear both side and couldn't get a straight answer either, so I called the comptroller office and they told me no they read to me the publication they have on file and it doesn’t say anything about including you load it ask, “if a truck pulls a trailer does it qualify for IFTA?” And the answer is “ if a vehicle in combination is over 26,000 qualifies for IFTA” I can see how this can be interpreted, but I have to revert to the original question, and the quest doesn’t ask “if a truck and trailer and cargo”, if ask “if a truck and trailer” I now believe I don’t need IFTA here is a picture read yourself and decide. I included the table of contents so you can see there is nowhere else that this is discussed.
     
  4. Hotshot2trucker

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    if you plan to cross state lines then any state you run in besides your home state will require you to either have apportioned plates or a c-plate . Having a c-plate will require you to get a trip permit every time you leave your home state. You would have to contact irp to get the trip permit in advance . Some say that you can buy a trip permit at the first scale in the other state . They say that when you pull in the scale go park your truck before you get on the other states scale . Then after you have the permit get on their scale. If you get on their scale before you're legal to drive for hire in their state , you will get fined . Having apportioned plates save you from this hassle . But apportioned plates and ifta require you to keep track of all your miles traveled in all states . And you can tell your gvwr by the sticker on the inside of your vehicle door and the sticker on the trailer . You add those 2 numbers together and that is your gcwr . ( g-gross,c-combination,w-weight,r-rating ) . Gvwr is (g-gross,v-vehicle,w-weight, r-rating ). Gvwr is truck . Gcwr is truck & trailer .
     
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    24kHotshot Thanks this.
  5. procharged392

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    Haulingass,
    I hope you don’t mind me asking a question since we’re on this topic. Didn’t want to replicate a thread.

    I’m about a month out from driving in the road, I wanted to get my ducks in a row and get my apportion plates now. Do I have to notate my miles from the day I get it to the day I officially start?
     
  6. 24kHotshot

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    In florida I couldn't get my apportioned plates before my MC# was approved. The moment you have apportioned plates you have to record every mile driven whether on or off duty and even PC according to my carrier service agent.
    Btw, apart from keeping the paper reciepts I keep a copy on keep trucking app under the documents tab and another copy on my pc.
    I keep a trip sheet with a starting point and end point and where I drop. The agent then inputs this to her routing software and it gives her the miles driven. In addition I use copilot GPS and that also tracks all miles driven.
     
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