IFTA or Audit need Route numbers?

Discussion in 'Trucking Industry Regulations' started by RoginVa, Oct 11, 2019.

  1. RoginVa

    RoginVa Bobtail Member

    Apr 14, 2015
    I was leased to a guy that required trip sheets with route numbers taken. Now that I am Independent and my wife is doing alot of the IFTA and Admin for me, she things in case of an audit of some kind, I am gonna need the record of route numbers. My ELD gives me all the state by state mileage I need. I don't need the route numbers right?
  2. Hulld

    Hulld Road Train Member

    Oct 19, 2015
    Upstate NY
    In an IFTA or apportionment audit you WILL need route numbers that were taken.
    I use A Garmin gps with IFTA tracking.
    It tracks all the miles and routes taken for you.
  3. JMon

    JMon Bobtail Member

    Nov 1, 2018
    Treasure Coast FL
    We had an IFTA/IRP audit in FL in 2017. They definitely wanted the routes. I don't know if they did every trip, but they did find some math errors related to routes vs miles in a state.
    Didn't push them too much, took our $250 fine and got out of there!
    Last edited: Oct 11, 2019
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  4. m16ty

    m16ty Road Train Member

    Jan 22, 2016
    I’ve been though a IFTA audit also. What they did with me was they would enter a trip into Google maps, and if the mileage matched up to what I had, they didn’t care. If the reported mileage was way off from Google, they asked for route.
    My drivers fill out trip sheets, which has start mileage, end mileage, state line mileage, and a general route. Nothing too specific, just major hwys. This was enough to satisfy the audit.
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  5. wis bang

    wis bang Road Train Member

    Jan 12, 2011
    Levittown, PA
    We can show the GPS route minute by minute...caught up on a few 'hiding spots' we didn't know about...since we do a lot of LTL and strive to come back with some of tomorrow's freight; it is about the only way we could prove a day's mileage for any of our company guys. I couldn't do this with paper
  6. m16ty

    m16ty Road Train Member

    Jan 22, 2016
    We do short trips, the vast majority in our home state (TN). One driver may make 3 or 4 trips a day, with multiple stops on each one. Since the vast majority is intrastate travel, we only fill out trip sheets when we go out of state. The auditors were ok with this.
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