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B.C. Issues Correction to MJV Tax Rate

MJV tax rate

British Columbia has issued a correction to the percentage-factor on its chart of multi-jurisdictional vehicle (MJV) tax rates. The prior factor reflected two decimal points; however, B.C.’s system records five decimal points. While this error was discovered and posted at the International Registration Plan (IRP) web site […]

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See Sandy May 13 in Medicine Hat

IFTA deadlines 2014

Sandy Johnson of North Star Fleet Solutions is presenting a workshop in Medicine Hat tomorrow, May 13, on the “The Hidden Cost of Trip Permits,” with strategies to help multi-jurisdictional truck fleets manage vehicle tax, fuel tax, and licensing. Learn how to improve compliance and reduce the […]

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IRP FeeCalc: An Easy Way to Calculate IRP Fees

mobile app

IRP FeeCalc is a simple, intuitive online tool for estimating vehicle registration fees under the International Registration Plan. Developed for over-the-road fleet managers and administrators, IRP FeeCalc puts everything you need to manage IRP and fees into one app: you can create fleets, establish a base jurisdiction, […]

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IFTA/IRP Workshop May 13 in Medicine Hat

Sandy Johnson of North Star Fleet Solutions will present a workshop in Medicine Hat on May 13 on the “The Hidden Cost of Trip Permits,” with strategies to help multi-jurisdictional truck fleets manage vehicle tax, fuel tax, and licensing. Hosted by the Alberta Motor Transport Association (AMTA), the […]

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IFTA 1st Quarter Filing Deadline: April 30

IFTA deadlines

This Wednesday, April 30, is the deadline to file your IFTA tax return for the 1st quarter of 2014. All IFTA returns must be filed online and any amounts due must be paid by midnight on the due date to be considered timely. Postmark is the most […]

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IRP FAQ: Do I have to register my truck under IRP?

IRP requires the registration of “apportioned vehicles.” IRP defines an apportionable vehicle as any power unit that meets three conditions: It is used or intended for use in two or more IRP-member jurisdictions (the 48 contiguous U.S. states, the District of Columbia, and 10 Canadian provinces). It’s […]

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Saskatchewan Increases GVWs for B-trains, tridem tractors

vehicle size-and-weight regulation

Here’s some good news if you are a carrier that travels in Saskatchewan. Truck News is reporting that the Government of Saskatchewan enacted new vehicle size-and-weight regulations on April 1. The report said that the rules, which have yet to be officially published in Hansard and made available to the […]

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How Does the FMSCA’s Proposed Rule on Electronic Logging Devices Affect IFTA and IRP?


On March 28, the FMCSA published its Supplemental Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (SNPRM) in the Federal Register to establish standards for electronic logging devices used for driver hours-of-service records. A 60-day public comment period on the proposed rule is open now through May 27; publication of a […]

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Alberta: Discontinue Breakdown Permits

Discontinue Breakdown Permits

Effective April 1, 2014 Alberta is discontinuing the use of the Breakdown Permits. If a replacement vehicle is required for a broken down Prorate unit there are three options: Add a replacement vehicle to the Prorate fleet, or Trip permit a full plated vehicle, or Rent a […]

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IFTA Compliance for CNG-Fueled Vehicles


If you use compressed natural gas (CNG) in IFTA-licensed vehicles, you know how complicated fuel tax reporting can be. CNG is typically measured as a gas (cubic feet or cubic meters) while diesel and other taxable fuels are measured in gallons or liters. Gas-to-liquid conversion rates vary […]

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