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Driver File Management

We have added our online vehicle maintenance management service in addition to our online driver qualification file management service and our online company documents management service required for DOT Safety Compliance. Once all documents are reviewed and uploaded by our office the only items you should need to bring to a DOT Safety Audit is your Hours of Service Records.  All other documents would be located and tracked on our website.
 
All three File Management Services we provide an online storage of records with monthly emails of items in the file that are delinquent or are about to expire. The online files can be reviewed by your office and by a DOT safety auditor. It is an efficient way to meet the driver qualification and vehicle maintenance requirements. Contact our office for further details.

News (Updated 7/6/17)

We now offer Electronic Logging Drvices through Geotab. Please contact our office for additional information.
  
Effective December 10, 2016 the HOS 34 hour restart regulations are permanent. Drivers will be permitted to restart their weekly hours by taking at least 34 consecutive hours off-duty, regardless of whether or not it includes two periods of time between 1 A.M.. and 5 A.M.. A driver can also utilize the restart more than one time per week if necessary.
 
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has published its Electronic Log rule that will requires all interstate truck drivers to use electronic logging devices by December 16, 2017. The new rule requires ELDs to be integrated with the truck’s engine and to use location information. Software is still being developed so the data can be extracted and analyzed by the FMCSA, states and carriers. Electronic Log regulations have been ruled by the courts that the regulations are to be implemented 12/16/17 and the Supreme Court decided not to hear the case.
 
A summary of the new rule can seen at this link: Electronic Logging Devices Rule Summary 
 
When deciding on an ELD devise make sure that the device and software are IFTA and IRP compliant. Many are not.
 
The FMCSA has decided not to increase the minimum liability insurance requirements for commercial motor carriers.
 
All vehicles and vehicle combinations over 26,000 GVW will have to be equipped with a speed limiter. The effective date and the required maximum speed limit that the device must be set to for this new regulation has not been established. We will keep you informed. 
 
For every 24-hour period the driver is on duty, carriers must maintain no more than 8 supporting documents from either of these categories (1) bills of lading, itineraries, schedules or other documents that show trip origin and destination, (2) dispatch records, trip records or similar documents (3) expense receipts, (4) electronic mobile communication records sent through fleet management systems or (5) payroll records, settlement sheets or similar documents that show what and how a driver was paid. 
 
Truck drivers will still be required to perform post-trip inspections, but if no issues are found, no report has to be submitted. Drivers will also still be required to perform pre-trip inspections of their equipment. Under the new rule, truckers would only have to file DVIRs when they detect a safety issue with the truck.  If there are no issues with the truck, then a DVIR is not required to be filed. Carriers will also still be required to review the reports and act on any deficiencies prior to dispatching the truck again.
 
Indiana has increased their diesel fuel tax from 16 cents to 26 cents per gallon and the fuel surcharge has been increased to 11 cents to 21 cents per gallon, but the surcharge will now be built into the price of the fuel. Also the fuel tax for gasoline was increased form 11 cents to 28 cents per gallon. The effective date for the tax increases was July 1, 2017. 
 
Indiana vehicle registration fees have been  increased for an 80,000 GVW truck to $1,692 and the excise tax fee is $502 or a total of $2,196. The increases were effective on July 1, 2017.
 
Beginning July 1, 2017, the New Mexico Ports of Entry will no longer accept cash for any type of permits.
 
States are now requiring each CDL driver to update their CDL records with a current copy of their medical card. The FMCSA now requires that all drivers re-certify their CDL license with one of four categories and submit their medical card if the driver is an interstate driver. Some states are putting drivers out of service for failure to comply with the medical card regulation.

PSP Reports

Need  PSP pre-employment screening program reports for potential new drivers, call our office.

Federal & State Renewals

Renewing your Federal and State credentials can be made easy. We track and renew your permits and licenses. Just request that we handle your renewals.

Tax Compliance

 

We also provide the necessary tax filings to meet the state requirements for the trucking industry. You may be interested in the following:

 

Computerized Fuel & Highway Use Tax Maintenance Service

 

International Fuel Tax Agreement and State Mileage Taxes Filings

 

Quarterly Tax Summaries By State and Vehicle

Individual Vehicle Summaries are also available

 

Through our auditing process we will advise you on any errors and how to resolve them correctly

 

 

Filing IRS Heavy Highway Use Tax - IRS 2290

 

 

Preparation and filing of Corporate and Specialized Taxes

 

 

With today's automation, it is very important that all records for all filings be consistent. We will make sure that the IFTA, IRP, state mileage, state gross receipts, state franchise, state property reports and any state or federal questionnaire or reports are consistent to avoid a possible audit.

 

Contact us for further information.