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If you have checked our online service options and have determined that you need to come see us in person, appointments are available at our Ankeny location only.

You will need to make an appointment. Walk-in customers will not be served. Click the button below to make a motor carrier services appointment.


2020 UCR Registration Now Open

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) published in the Federal Register 2020 fees for commercial carriers and other entities required by law to participate in the Unified Carrier Registration Plan (UCR). Final rule “Fees for the Unified Carrier Registration Plan and Agreement The 2020 UCR registration period is now open.

For the third consecutive year, those businesses subject to UCR will see a reduction in fees. The fee reductions for 2018-2020 are based on recommendations from the UCR Board of Directors to FMCSA following several years of higher than expected collections.

UCR Registration at

The UCR National Registration System ( is ready to handle registrations. For support or questions, call 1-833-UCR-PLAN or send an email to

UCR Recommends Enforcement Start on July 1, 2020.

State enforcement of the UCR registration requirements commonly begins January 1. But since the opening of the 2020 registration period was delayed several months due to a delay in the approval of fees, UCR is requesting states delay enforcement until July 1, 2020.

Attention icon Launch of the new IRP & IFTA system

Due to COVID-19, the release of the new system has been delayed until later this year. As we get closer to the launch date we will reach out with training materials and dates of webinars that carriers and agents can participate in to learn more about the new system.

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Commercial motor carrier information

IFTA / IRP filing

IFTA/IRP filing

Oversize / Overweight / Trip permits

Oversize/Overweight permits


Beginning with the 2021 registration year, Vehicle & Motor Carrier Services (VMCS) will no longer issue apportioned plates that require an annual decal and will only issue permanent apportioned plates that do not require stickers. With this announcement VMCS is encouraging customers to change any existing annual plates to permanent plates at their renewal time. Effective immediately any new vehicles added to fleets will receive permanent plates. Learn more.


Motor Carrier Responsible for Safety (MCRS)

All IRP commercial motor vehicles (CMVs) registered within a Performance and Registration Information Systems Management (PRISM) State must have a MCRS assigned to it. Learn more.


Iowa fuel tax rates

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Form 2290 filing requirements and information

Form 2290 filing requirements 60-day rule
IRS Trucking Tax Center