motor carriers

Attention icon Start of 2020 UCR Registration Period is Delayed

The start of the 2020 UCR registration period is delayed until further notice while the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) completes its rulemaking process on fee levels for next year.

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Attention icon Customer service hours changing July 1

We value engagement with our team and one of the best ways to accomplish this is to reserve a specific uninterrupted time each day for staff to regularly attend team meetings and training sessions. To facilitate this opportunity Vehicle & Motor Carrier Services is changing our hours. Starting July 1, 2019, Vehicle & Motor Carrier Services customer service availability begins a half hour later. The scheduled hours of service to the public and our partners will change to now begin at 8:30 am and end at 4:30 pm, Monday through Friday. This includes counter service, phone service, emails, chat.

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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