International Fuel Tax Agreement (IFTA)
The International Fuel Tax Agreement allows motor carriers to obtain a single fuel license and set of decals. Carriers file quarterly fuel use tax returns with their base state or province. The base state transfers payments to states or provinces the carrier traveled (or obtains refunds) based on the amount of fuel purchased and miles traveled within each jurisdiction.
International Registration Plan (IRP)
In the International Registration Plan, a motor carrier purchases a single, apportioned license plate in their base state. The plate is honored by all states and most Canadian provinces. Apportioned license plate fees are distributed based on the number of miles the equipment travels in each state or province.
Motor carriers who haul loads that exceed Missouri's legal weight and size requirements must obtain Oversize Overweight permits. OSOW permits outline the route the carrier must travel when using the Missouri state highway system.
Unified Carrier Registration Agreement is a base-state system for registering interstate motor carriers with vehicles over 10,000 lbs. Those who must register include private, for-hire and exempt carriers; farmers who operate in interstate commerce; brokers; freight forwarders and leasing companies. Annual registration fees fund state motor carrier safety programs and enforcement.
For-hire motor carriers transporting property or passengers in intrastate commerce (wholly within) are required to apply for authority to operate in Missouri. The registration process promotes motor carriers safety and, because it requires continuous filing of insurance, their economic health.
Safety & Compliance
MoDOT Motor Carrier Services Safety & Compliance section encourage carriers' complicance with Missouri State Statutes and Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations through education and enforcement.
Hazardous Waste/Waste Tire
Transporters of Hazardous Waste (includes waste oil, combustible liquids, corrosives, poisons/ toxins, flammable liquids, flammable solids, PCB's and infectious waste) must obtain a Hazardous Waste Transporter License Certificate.
Transporters of Waste Tires (tires that are no longer suitable for their intended purpose because of wear, damage, or defect) must obtain a Waste Tire Hauler Permit. The license/permit issued is valid for one year and helps ensure environmental protection through proper disposal of waste.
Household goods carriers must obtain operating authority from MoDOT Motor Carrier Services before operating in or between Missouri municipalities and/or in commercial zones. Household goods carriers must also file applications to reflect increases and decreases in operational costs.
MoDOT Carrier Express now allows any account holder to order trip permits online. If you have a userID and password for the MoDOT Carrier Express system, you’re ready to take the trip permits option for a spin.
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