Trucking Permits Due Dates for 2017

IFTA 2017 Report Due Quarters / Due Dates:

  • April 30, 2017
  • July 31, 2017
  • October 31, 2017
  • January 31, 2018
Reporting Quarter Due Date
January – March April 30
April – June July 31
July – September October 31
October – December January 31

FTA decals expire on December 31 2017

FTA decals expire on December 31st of each year.  However, there is a two-month grace period extending through February of the next fuel tax registration year.

New York NY HUT

  • April 30, 2017
  • July 31, 2017
  • October 31, 2017
  • January 31, 2018

Quarterly – You must file a highway use tax return and make payment of tax due each quarter, starting with the calendar quarter when you began operations in New York State. The periods and due dates for quarterly filing are:

Reporting quarter Due date
January through March April 30
April through June July 31
July through September October 31
October through December January 31 (following year)

New Mexico NM WDT

Weight distance tax is due by;

  • April 30 for the quarter January 1 through March 31
  • July 31 for the quarter April 1 through June 30
  • October 31 for the quarter July 1 through September 30
  • January 31 for the period October 1 through December 31

Certain taxpayers may elect to pay the tax on an annual basis.

Oregon OR PUC


  • 1 st Quarter January through March May 31st
  • 2 nd Quarter April through June August 31st
  • 3 rd Quarter July through September November 30th
  • 4 th Quarter October through December February 28

Monthly Mileage Tax Reports – Most motor carriers report mileage tax on a monthly basis. The monthly mileage tax report and payment must be post-marked by the postal service by the last day of the month to cover operations for the preceding calendar month. Example: The May report and payment must be postmarked no later than June 30th to avoid the 10% late fee.

Kentucky KY KYU

The quarterly taxes are due on the following dates:

  • January 31st
  • April 30th
  • July 31st
  • October 31st

Tax filings must be postmarked by the last day of the month following the end of the quarter to be filed. This is the case even if that day falls on a holiday or weekend.

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December 30th, 2016

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CRIST CDL July 2016 Update

March 31st, 2016

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open hot shot trucking company

Open hot shot trucking company is not as difficult as you may think.

Start a hot shot (also known as Hotshot) trucking company by first deciding if this is what you want to do for work.  Look around numerous freight matching websites to see how much money you get paid when you get loaded with lots of loads and freight for your hot shot truck. Online freight matching services make it much simpler for brokers and carriers to find loads and trucks. These services work in different ways, but the goal is always the same; to improve efficiency for both carriers and shippers by making the best use of available equipment.

Start freight matching by posting loads and trucks to freight matching boards, your postings are compared to load and truck availabilities in their system. If a match is found, one or both parties are notified so they can contact each other to make shipping arrangements. Sometimes notification takes place immediately on the website, other sites provide notification by e-mail, fax, or pager. Not all load boards perform freight matching, some just allow you to search for matches on your own. A true freight load matching service will provide some level of automated matching and notification based on what you have posted.

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October 2nd, 2015

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When it comes to your DOT compliance safety audit, it is important to be prepared. The best way to pass a DOT audit is to be certain that you are in compliance in the first place.

dot compliance pass checklist criteria

To assist you in this matter, below is a DOT safety audit guide detailing some of the main points to prepare for.

Drug and alcohol testing

You should have regular drug and alcohol testing as part of employment. To pass your DOT safety audit, you need a drug and alcohol testing program that meets the requirements, including having a set policy and a way to report testing results. Supervisors should also complete reasonable-suspicion training to teach them how to recognize the signs of drivers that are under the influence.

Driver qualifications

As part of your DOT compliance safety audit preparation, you will need to have certain files set up and maintained. A DOT audit will look at both your Driver Qualification File and your Safety Performance File. The Driver Qualification File should contain information such when a driver’s license will expire and driving records. The Safety Performance File includes forms that look a driver’s driving history.

Hours of Service

Another thing that a DOT complaince safety audit will look at is whether or not your drivers are meeting the hours of service requirements and are keeping their log books complete and accurate. Before you have a DOT audit you will want to make sure that drivers are filling out their logs completely and not going over the maximum hours behind the wheel.

Vehicle maintenance

Part of your DOT compliance safety audit will be verifying that your vehicles are in good repair, and that they have regular inspection, repair, and maintenance rules. You will want to make sure that drivers are doing all inspections properly and maintaining records of these inspections. This includes inspections that drivers do themselves, as well as annual inspections, emergency equipment, vehicle maintenance logs, and the qualifications of inspectors.

Financial responsibility

Your DOT audit will also look to see that you have the minimum level of financial responsibility required. All drivers are required to carry insurance, and business owners will also need to verify that they are properly insured before having a DOT safety audit.

Are you compliant?

There are many ways to make sure that you are compliant with DOT safety regulations before you have a DOT compliance safety audit. There are several companies that offer DOT safety audit assistance and will go over your records to make sure that you are in compliance. In addition, you can order the FMCSA Safety Regulation Books to make sure that you are up to date on all of the current FMCSA requirements.

Keep in mind that every employee should be aware of his or her part in staying compliant with DOT compliance safety audit regulations. The best way to survive an audit is to make sure that you are staying compliant the first time, every time. Sky Transport Solutions provides DOT compliance services.

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More information on the new entrant program by the FMCSA

September 24th, 2015

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