Licensing & Permitting

Why choose Compliance Navigation Specialists for your licensing and permitting needs?

Compliance Navigation Specialists has been licensing and permitting trucking companies for over 30 years, that’s how we got started!  Our team knows the nuances of licensing and permitting. No matter what state you are located in, your size (from one vehicle to a thousand vehicles), nor the complexity of your operation, we here at CNS can handle it. If you’re just getting started we can help obtain all the relative information you need to be compliant and legal. If your an established company we can help add new or delete vehicles from you account, track and renew your vehicle registrations, title management and much more.

IRP Licensing

The International Registration Plan, known as IRP, is a registration reciprocity agreement among states, of the United States and provinces of Canada, providing for payment of license fees on the basis of total distance operated in all jurisdictions. The unique feature of this Plan is that, even though license fees are paid to the various jurisdictions in which fleet vehicles are operated, only one license plate and one cab card is issued for each fleet vehicle when registered under the Plan.

All commercial motor carriers that operate “qualified” motor vehicles must register in the IRP program for purposes of paying their apportioned registration fees. These vehicles are used for the transportation of persons for hire or designed, used or maintained primarily for the transportation of property and:

  • is a power unit having two axles and a gross vehicle weight or registered weight in excess of 26,000 pounds, or 11,793.401 kilograms; or
  • is a power unit having three or more axles, regardless of weight; or
  • is used in combination when the weight of such combination exceeds 26,000 pounds or 11,793.401 kilograms gross vehicle weight.

Vehicles or combinations thereof, having a gross vehicle weight of 26,000 pounds or 11,793.401 kilograms or less, two axle vehicles, and buses, used in transportation of chartered parties may be proportionally registered at the option of the registrant.

CNS IRP services provide compliance with all state licensing requirements. Our Licensing Specialists prepare and process all required state documents on your behalf. CNS specialists will also track all expiration dates and process renewal applications as well as taking time to understand your operation and make sure any additional non base state licensing is also in compliance. You will get complete transparency on fees as well as access to you own licensing portal with copies of all documents that we processed. If you have multiple terminals CNS will make sure to send your documents to the correct terminal. We take pride in offering our clients complete, timely, cost efficient IRP Licensing Services.

IFTA Licensing

The International Fuel Tax Agreement (or IFTA) is an agreement between the lower 48 states of the United States and the Canadian provinces, to simplify the reporting of fuel use by motor carriers that operate in more than one jurisdiction. Alaska, Hawaii, and the Canadian territories do not participate. An operating carrier with IFTA receives an IFTA license and two decals for each qualifying vehicle it operates. The carrier files a quarterly fuel tax report. This report is used to determine the net tax or refund due, and to redistribute taxes from collecting states to states that it is due.

This tax is required for motor vehicles used, designed, or maintained for transportation of persons or property and:

  • The Power Unit has two axles and a gross vehicle weight or registered gross vehicle weight in excess of 26,000 pounds, and/or
  • The Power Unit has three or more axles regardless of weight, and/or
  • Is used in combination, when the weight of such combination exceeds 26,000 pounds gross vehicle or registered gross vehicle weight.

Exceptions exist for recreational vehicles such as motor homes, pickup trucks with attached campers, and buses when used exclusively for personal pleasure by an individual. Some states have their own exemptions that often apply to farm vehicles or government vehicles.

CNS- IFTA services, provide compliance for all IFTA requirements. Our Licensing Specialists prepare and process all required state documents on your behalf. Our specialists track all expiration dates and process renewal applications. CNS customers get complete transparency on fees as well as access to you own licensing portal with copies of all documents that we processed.  We take pride on offering our clients complete, timely, cost efficient IFTA Licensing Services. Additionally, CNS has fuel tax specialists to complete your quarterly fuel tax reports. Click here to learn more.

Title Management

CNS does not only title your vehicles correctly but will store as well as manage titles on behalf our clients. We not only keep the titles secure, we keep backup copies that can be accessed through the secured client portal.