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Wednesday, September 5, 2018

How You Can Prepare For Hurricane Season

How You Can Prepare For Hurricane Season
The relatively quiet Atlantic hurricane season is now swirling with activity as Tropical Storm Florence grows in strength and Tropical Storm Gordon slams into the Gulf coast. If you haven’t been affected by the increase in storms, consider yourself lucky.

However, every road veteran knows that it’s easy to find yourself stuck in inclement weather. Pop-up storms, blizzards, tornado warnings, and more can strike without a moment’s notice. When you start the day a few states away in an area with perfect weather, it can be difficult to know what to expect along your route. Unfortunately, you can’t predict mother nature’s actions, but you can be prepared when she strikes. 

Hurricane Safety Tips For Truckers

Whether you are an over-the-road or a local driver, you should be prepared for any situation.

1. Prepare For High Winds

Before a hurricane hits, there will most likely be lots of strong winds, which is dangerous for drivers. Strong winds can pull and sometimes even flip your rig. If you are pulling dry vans or reefers, you are at a higher risk when it comes to high winds. Keep in mind that your rig can still be damaged even when parked.

2. Watch Out For Weather Warnings

Check weather conditions before and during your journey. Also, pay attention to weather warnings. If there is a state of emergency, you will want to take a different route or delaying shipment to affected areas. The U.S. Department of Transportations keeps track of road conditions and closing, so we highly recommend that you check there before pulling out.

3. Avoid High Water

This might seem like an obvious piece of advice, however, avoid driving through high water and don't assume that piles of debris are only branches. Hurricanes blow and float things around, so keep an eye on the oncoming road for any possible hazards. If you can’t see the road or you are unsure, stop your vehicles. The worst thing you can do it play through it. 

4. Bring Emergency Equipment

How You Can Prepare For Hurricane Season
Whether you’re an over-the-road or local driver, you should carry emergency items in case you’re caught in a dire situation where these tools could save your life. Also if you find yourself stuck for a few hours or even a few days, these items could make a significant difference for your level of comfort.

Having bottles of water and nonperishable food items is essential. Canned food and packages of crackers will do the trick, just don’t forget your can opener. A fork may come in handy as well.

Bring an extra change of clothes and make sure you are switching out your change of clothes depending on the season. Always have a reflective vest so when you exit your truck others will see you.

With winter on its way, remember to have a hat that covers your ears, waterproof gloves, extra socks, and warm boots. Extra blankets are also great to have, including an electric one.

Other emergency items you should bring include:
  • Utility knives 
  • Flashlights 
  • Batteries
  • Extra phone battery or portable charger 
  • Hand-crank radio
  • Matches or a lighter
  • Fully stocked first-aid kit
  • Auxiliary power unit
  • Portable heater
  • Extra Fuel

Stay Safe Out There

Winter is coming, along with it hurricanes, storms, snow, and more! Be sure to be safe and prepared for whatever Mother Nature has in store for us this season. Know what weather to expect during your routes and have the right tools in your cabin the event of an emergency.

If you have more safety items to include or tips on how to drive a semi truck sagely during inclement weather, please share them in the comment section below. For more trucking blogs click here and be sure to follow us on social for the latest news and trucking tips and tricks.




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Friday, August 31, 2018

Attention! Today is the IRS Form 2290 Deadline

Attention! Today is the IRS Form 2290 Deadline
ATTENTION ALL TRUCKERS! ATTENTION! Your Form 2290 for the 2018-19 is due by MIDNIGHT! Yes...MIDNIGHT TONIGHT! If you or a fellow driver has a rig registered in your name and haven’t filed Form 2290 yet, TSNAmerica is the perfect solution for last minute filing. So trust me when I say you don’t have any time to waste, so for faster filing here is how to easily file Form 2290 for 2018 over the phone now.

How To Easily File Form 2290 for 2018 Over the Phone

The fastest way to complete your Form 2290 filing is by filing over the phone with one of our bilingual support representatives. Who knew that one phone call could stand in the way of you getting run over by IRS penalties and interest? Give us a call and receive a copy of your stamped Schedule 1 in just a matte of minutes via email. Here is how to get started:Attention! Today is the IRS Form 2290 Deadline

To file IRS Form 2290 over the phone successfully you will need the following information. We suggest having your information on hand before calling: 
  • Business Name & Address
  • EIN (Employer Identification Number)
  • VIN (Vehicle Identification Number 
  • Gross Taxable Weight
  • Authorized signatory details

Once you have this information on hand, give us a call at 803.386.0320 to handle your Form 2290 filing. Once you file your Form 2290 you will receive your stamped Schedule 1 via email in minutes. You will need your stamped Schedule 1 to register vehicles and to renew your rig’s tags. Trust me when I say you don’t want to be caught off guard with expired tags.

Note: Be sure to always keep a copy of Schedule 1 Form 2290. Without it, you will be unable to renew your tags at the DMV or register for IFTA, IRP, or UCR.




As you can see, there’s not much time left to file! Take a few minutes to find your information and file IRS Form 2290 over the phone with TSNAmerica.



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Thursday, August 30, 2018

You Need To Know How To File 2290 Form 2018 by August 31st

You Need To Know How To File 2290 Form 2018 by August 31st

The August 31st deadline for filing 2290 Form 2018 is coming at us full force. We have fastened our seatbelts and are ready for the race to deadline day but want to make sure you are prepared to file by the Form 2290 due date. Failing to file IRS Form 2290 will result in some pretty hefty penalties from the IRS that can easily be avoided when you file using TSNAmerica and obtain your Schedule 1 Form 2290. Today, we will provide you with a quick IRS Form 2290 crash course because, at the end of the day, you need to know how to file 2290 Form 2018 by August 31st.


You Need To Know How To File 2290 Form 2018 by August 31st

Filing IRS Form 2290 is not as hard as you may think, especially when you file over the phone with TSNAmerica. Before you rush to pick up the phone to call us, it is essential to know if you are required to file and what information is needed to successfully transmit your 2290 Form 2018 to the IRS. 

Who is Required to File

Owner-operators who have a vehicle with more than 55,000 pounds in gross weight must file a 2290 Form 2018. Filing this form and paying your heavy highway use taxes will also result in you receiving a Schedule 1 Form 2290. You must have this document to renew your tags with the DMV or register for IFTA, IRP, or UCR.

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What is the Form 2290 Due Date?

IRS Form 2290 is due on *drumroll please*... THIS FRIDAY, AUGUST 31ST! Yes, you read correctly. You have until midnight on Friday to file.



Information Needed To File

You’re going to love this part. You will only need five pieces of information to file a 2290 Form 2018. Take a few moments to gather the following information before giving us a call: 
  1. Business Name & Address
  2. EIN (Employer Identification Number)
  3. VIN (Vehicle Identification Number
  4. Gross Taxable Weight
  5. Authorized Signatory Details

How To File Your 2290 Form 2018

You Need To Know How To File 2290 Form 2018 by August 31stFiling 2290 Form 2018 at the last minute is super easy. Why? Because when you give us a call at TSNAmerica, we file for you over the phone. After being greeted by one of our friendly US-based bilingual support team members, you will be prompted to provide the information need to file (listed above), and in just 5-10 minutes you will complete your annual filing requirements and receive a digital copy of your stamped Schedule 1 Form 2290 via email. It really is that simple!

Now that you know how to file 2290 Form 2018 give us a call today while you still have time! Our team is standing by ready to assist you so you can get back to what you enjoy most!





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Wednesday, August 29, 2018

What Happens If You File Your IRS 2290 Form 2018 Late

What Happens If You File Your IRS 2290 Form 2018 Late

As you can see, there’s not much time left to file IRS 2290 Form 2018. If you are unsure of the Form 2290 due date, the heavy highway use taxes must be filed by midnight on Friday, August 31. Yes...Friday of THIS week! If you have contemplated not filing your truck tax by this date because of the hassle of it all or you don’t have your full tax payment, you may want to rethink that decision, especially after you learn about the penalty for filing taxes late. Also, we would like to add that the penalties and interest for not filing is far higher than not paying your truck tax. Here is the “411” on what happens if you file your IRS 2290 Form 2018 late.





What Happens If You File Your IRS 2290 Form 2018 Late?

Time is passing us by so it’s time for you to get a move on with your Form 2290 filing. If you fail to follow IRS Form 2290 instructions and file by August 31, you will incur an expensive penalty for filing taxes late. Failing to file will result in penalties that are equal to 4.5% of the total truck tax amount due, and will increase monthly for up to five months.

The penalties don’t stop there–the penalty for filing taxes late for your heavy highway use tax payment is .5% of your total tax amount. An additional interest charge of .54% per month joins the “penalty family” as well.

If IRS penalties weren’t enough, your vehicle will be suspended until you can provide proof of the HVUT payment, which is validated with your stamped Schedule 1 that is received after you file IRS 2290 Form 2018. 

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Easily File Your IRS 2290 Form 2018 Over the Phone

Yes, you read the subheader correctly. You can easily file your IRS 2290 Form 2018 over the phone in just minutes when you file with TSNAmerica! Once you gather all your required information give us a call at 803.386.0320, and one of our friendly US-based bilingual support team members will file your IRS Form 2290 on your behalf in minutes! You know what happens if you file taxes late, so let TSNAmerica help you avoid those hefty IRS penalties.


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Tuesday, August 28, 2018

Warning! The IRS Form 2290 Due Date is Friday

Warning! The IRS Form 2290 Due Date is Friday

Your Heavy Vehicle Use Tax is due Friday, August 31st! If you want to avoid severe IRS penalties and interest, you will need to file before midnight.

Whether you are having some trouble filing or simply don’t wanna visit the IRS office, give us a call and file over the phone! Don’t wait until the last moment. Get your Form 2290 filing out of the way with a quick 5-minute phone call.



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What is a 2290 Form in Trucking?

IRS Form 2290 is a federal tax form used to file Heavy Vehicle Use Tax, also known as HVUT. If your taxable motor vehicle weights more than 55,000 Ibs, is registered in your name, and travels on public highways you must file Form 2290.

The HVUT season runs from July 1 every year to the following June 30. After filing, you will receive a stamped Schedule 1, which acts as your proof of payment and must be kept in your truck for records. You will also need a current stamped Schedule 1 to renew your vehicle tags. Trust me you don’t want to be caught off guard by DOT.


Your 2017-2018 stamped Schedule 1 expired on June 30th. 

Filing Your HVUT Form 2290 Has Never Been Easier!

File it All Over The Phone Today!

Make the 5-minute phone call and receive your stamped Schedule 1 via email in a matter of minutes.

Before you hop on the phone here’s what you will need to make the process quick and easy:

Warning! The IRS Form 2290 Due Date is Friday
  • Business Name & Address
  • EIN (Employer Identification Number)
  • VIN (Vehicle Identification Number 
  • Gross Taxable Weight
  • Authorized signatory details

Our outstanding bilingual US-based support team will help you quickly file Form 2290 over the phone. The process is straightforward and will take less than 5 minutes. Give us the necessary information, and we will do the work for you. Once they have submitted your information to the IRS, you will receive a copy of your stamped Schedule 1 via email.



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Wednesday, August 22, 2018

The Complete Guide For First-Time 2290 Form 2018 Filers

And the countdown continues! Before you know it, August 31 will be here and your 2290 Form 2018 will be due to the IRS. If this is your first or second time filing, you may need a helping hand to complete the process. We’ve gathered a few tips that you can use to your advantage with the complete guide for first-time 2290 Form 2018 filers.

The Complete Guide For First-Time 2290 Form 2018 Filers

Whether you have handled Form 2290 filing in the past or this is your first rodeo, it never hurts to get a better understanding of what IRS 2290 Form 2018 is and when it must be filed. Here’s a brief overview to bring you up to speed.

What is IRS 2290 Form 2018?

IRS 2290 Form 2018 is used annually to report heavy highway use tax. Owner-Operators with vehicles that have more than 55,000 lbs in gross weight must file by the Form 2290 due date on Friday, August 31.

Furthermore, if you are an owner-operator with a registered heavy highway use vehicle in your name, you must file and receive a stamped Schedule 1.  No worries, we’ll get to Schedule 1 Form 2290 in just a few.

Information Required to File Form 2290

When it comes to filing IRS 2290 Form 2018, there is just a handful of information that you will need:

  • Business Name & Address
  • EIN (Employer Identification Number)
  • VIN (Vehicle Identification Number
  • Gross Taxable Weight
  • Authorized Signatory Details

What You Need To Know About Schedule 1 Form 2290

See? We didn’t forget about Schedule 1! It’s pretty hard to especially since it is such an important document. Schedule 1 Form 2290 allows you to renew your vehicle’s tags at the DMV or register for IFTA, IRP, or UCR. A stamped Schedule 1 also provides proof of payment for the heavy highway use tax, since the IRS won’t issue one until the tax is paid.

Note: Always keep a copy of your stamped Schedule 1 Form 2290 in your truck, especially if you are crossing international borders (Canada)–Border Patrol will definitely be asking for it!


How To File Form 2290 by the August 31 Deadline

If you enjoy being an owner-operator and traveling across North America, TSNAmerica has the perfect filing solution for you to file your 2290 Form 2018–phone filing! Once you have gathered the required information, simply pick up the phone and give us a call at 803.386.0320 so one of our friendly US-based bilingual support team members can file your IRS Form 2290 on your behalf!

In just 5-10 minutes you will complete your annual filing requirements and will receive a digital copy of the stamped Schedule 1 Form 2290 via email. Call us today and keep Uncle Sam off of your tail this tax season!

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Thursday, August 16, 2018

What You Need to Know About Vehicle Type For Form 2290

What You Need to Know About Vehicle Type For Form 2290
Heads up! Your Form 2290 due date is coming up fast, with no sign of slowing down. But have no fear – TSNAmerica is here to help with Form 2290 tips that will save you time and money. We don’t want you paying more than you have to. Today we are looking at the different vehicle types for IRS Form 2290. Some vehicle types are eligible for extra credits, lower tax rates, or you could be exempt from the heavy use tax altogether.

Vehicle Types: Form 2290 For 2018

Before we get into the different 2290 vehicle types, let’s review who must file the heavy use tax.

If you own and operate a heavy vehicle with a gross weight or 55,000 Ibs or more you are required to file Form 2290 and receive a stamped Schedule 1. You can find your gross weight labeled at GVW on your Cab Card or inside the driver's side door jamb. This is the weight of your vehicle when it is unloaded. However, this will include any equipment or accessories you typically use on a haul.

Logging Vehicle

You might confuse the term “logging vehicle” with an ELD, however, for Form 2290 filing purposes these vehicles are used to…. Well… haul logs. So if your vehicle is used to haul wood or other products from the forest, it could classify, and this important because you can receive a reduced tax rate.

Ensure you are paying the correct tax amount by checking the IRS criteria for logging vehicles:
Your truck is exclusively used to transport material harvested from a forested site, or your vehicle is used solely to transport harvested materials from one forested location to another forested place. If your truck runs between forested sites, it can use public highways in between those sites and still be considered a logging vehicle.

AND

Your vehicle is registered in your base state (or any other state in which it is required to be registered) as a highway motor vehicle used exclusively for the transport of harvested materials from a forested site. Although the truck must be registered as a “logging vehicle” in your state, no special tag or license plate is required to identify the vehicle as a logging vehicle.

Harvested Material:According to the IRS guidelines, harvested products can include any raw timber taken from a forest OR any timber that has been processed on the forested site for commercial processes, meaning the timber has already been sawed into lumber, chipped, or milled in some way.

Agricultural Vehicles

Vehicles typically required to file the road tax 2290 are those with a taxable gross weight of 55,000 Ibs and travel over 5,000 miles on public highways through the current tax period. However, to give farmers and suppliers a break, the IRS requirements are slightly more lenient for vehicles used to transport agricultural products. Those vehicles that qualify regardless of their weight are allowed to drive up to 7,500 miles on public highways each tax period before having to pay the heavy highway use tax.

However, this does not exempt any vehicles from Form 2290 filing. If your vehicle's gross weight exceeds 55,000 lbs, you will still need to receive a stamped Schedule 1 Form 2290.

Ensure you are paying the correct tax amount by checking the IRS criteria for agricultural vehicles:
The vehicle is used primarily for farming purposes throughout the tax year. However, what does the IRS consider “primarily for farming purposes?” It’s quite simple. More than half of the vehicle’s total mileage for the year must be used for farming purposes. Also, a farming purpose, according to the IRS, is any activity that contributes to the conduct of a farm. This can include activities such as transporting goods to and from a farm (goods like livestock, produce, animal feed, fertilizer, etc.), direct use in agricultural production, or just performing work around the farm like repairing fences, building irrigation ditches, clearing land, etc.

AND

The vehicle is registered as an agricultural vehicle in your state. Although your vehicle must be registered as such, no special license plates or tags marked “agriculture” are required to maintain your status as an agricultural vehicle. If your vehicle meets both of these requirements above, then you can file as an agricultural vehicle with a higher mileage limit.

If you file your agricultural vehicle as a Suspended (Category W) at the beginning of the tax period but then exceed the 7,500-mile limit, you will need to submit a Form 2290 Amendment for a Millage Increase. The Form 2290 Amendment is due by the end of the month following the month you exceeded the mileage limit. After filing the Amendment, the IRS will prorate your heavy highway use tax for the remaining months of the tax year. This means that even though you will owe some tax, it will not be for the full amount you would have owed.

Suspended Vehicles

What You Need to Know About Vehicle Type For Form 2290
A suspended or credit vehicle is a highway motor vehicle that is expected to travel 5,000 miles or less (7,500 miles or less for agricultural vehicles) during the tax period. This mileage limit applies to the total amount of miles it’s driven on the road, regardless of the number of owners.

Other suspended or credited vehicles include those that were sold, destroyed, or stolen and they must all be reported on your 2290. If they exceed the mileage limit during the tax period, then you’ll owe HVUT for them.


Exempt Vehicles

Vehicles that are exempt from the HVUT don’t need to be filed for, regardless of how many miles they travel. They’re 100% exempt from the Heavy Vehicle Use Tax! A few HVUT exempt vehicles include qualified blood collector vehicles, mobile machinery used for non-transportation purposes, heavy vehicles used by the federal government, and more

When is The Form 2290 Due Date?

You must complete your Form 2290 filing by the last day of the month following the first use month during the current tax year. The typical trucking tax year is July 1, 2018, to June 30, 2019. If your tax period stated in July of last year your Schedule 1 Form 2290 will be due on August 31st.

Form 2290 Filing Made Easy

Give us a call at 803.386.0320 for the easiest way to file your IRS Form 2290. Our outstanding bilingual support team will file Form 2290 while you are on the phone. The process is a straightforward 5-minute phone call, and as a result, you will receive a copy of your stamped Schedule 1 via email.



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Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Here is the Easiest Way To File 2290 Form 2018

Here is the Easiest Way To File 2290 Form 2018

There’s a little over two weeks left in the race to the 2290 Form 2018 due date finish line. If you weren’t aware, your Heavy Highway Use Tax must be filed by Friday, August 31st. Instead of waiting until the last minute to file, you can quickly handle your Form 2290 filing with the help of TSNAmerica. We understand that filing taxes is not the most exciting thing to do while on the road, so here is why you need to know about the easiest way to file 2290 Form 2018.


Here is the Easiest Way To File 2290 Form 2018

With the 2290 tax due date quickly approaching it is important to mark “Form 2290 Filing” off your to-do list. Unsure of what 2290 Form 2018 is and if you are even required to file? Here’s a quick Form 2290 filing course to bring you up to speed–no need to worry, there won’t be a quiz at the end.

What is Form 2290?

IRS Form 2290 is used each year by truckers to file Heavy Vehicle Use Tax, also known as HVUT. You must file this form and get a stamped copy of your Schedule 1 Form 2290 for taxable highway motor vehicles that are registered, or required to be registered in your name under state, District of Columbia, Canadian, or Mexican law at the time of its first use during the tax period, and will travel over 5,000 miles during the tax year.

Note: Current 2290 Form 2018 tax year filings are being accepted for the tax year that began on July 1, 2017, and ended on June 30, 2018.


Information Needed for Form 2290 Filing

Phone filing with TSNAmerica is super easy and can be done in minutes! Here is the information you will need to provide when we file for you:

    Here is the Easiest Way To File 2290 Form 2018
  • Business Contact Information- Including your business name, phone number, and address (must match IRS records)
  • EIN- Employer Identification Number
  • VIN- Vehicle Identification Numbers for all of your taxable vehicles
  • Gross Vehicle Weight
  • Payment Information- Have your routing and account number ready if you plan to pay the IRS via Direct Debit.


Easiest Way to File 2290 Form 2018

We’ve made you wait long enough. The easiest way to handle Form 2290 filing is to let us do it on your behalf over the phone! Simply pick up the phone when you have a few minutes to spare and give us a call at 803.386.0320.

Our friendly US-based bilingual support team is standing by ready to assist you. Provide them with the information needed for Form 2290 filing and we will file on your behalf in just five minutes. After your Form 2290 filing has been submitted you will receive a copy of your stamped Schedule 1 via email.



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Tuesday, August 7, 2018

Form 2290 Penalties You Need to Know About

Form 2290 Penalties You Need to Know About

Your Heavy Vehicle Use Tax (HVUT) IRS Form 2290 is due this month! This means you are officially running out of time to file by the August 31st deadline. If you fail to file and/or pay your owed HVUT tax amount, you will wind up with severe IRS penalties and interest.

However, don’t hit the panic button quite yet– TSNAmerica is here to help you file over the phone and receive your stamped Schedule 1 in minutes.
 

Form 2290 Filing Penalties You Can Expect

If you fail to file your IRS Form 2290 by the deadline or not at all, you will be penalized 4.5% of your total 2290 tax amount. After that, your penalty amount will increase on a monthly basis for up to five months.

If you fail to pay your 2290 tax by the deadline you’ll face a monthly fee of 0.5%. On top of all of that, you will face an additional interest charge of .54%. These penalties will make the amount you owe the IRS skyrocket!

If you don’t file by the deadline, or if you fail to file at all, then you won’t have a copy of your stamped Schedule 1, which serves as proof of payment. You need your stamped Schedule 1 to register new vehicles and to renew your vehicle tags with the DMV. Without it, you’ll be operating illegally. If pulled over, your vehicle will be placed out of service, ticketed, and your registration may be suspended.

Form 2290 Penalties You Need to Know AboutNow if you forget to file your HVUT, don’t panic. You may not be penalized if you can show reasonable cause for filing late, or why your payment is late. Simply file as soon as you can and attach an explanation for filing late to your return. The IRS will then either accept or reject your explanation as a reasonable cause. There are also penalties for filing fraudulent or false returns.
Thankfully all of this can be avoided when you file over the phone with TSNAmerica!

When you choose TSNAmerica, we will file your IRS Form 2290 over the phone for you. Give us a call at 803.386.0320 and talk to one of our friendly US-based bilingual support team members.

Once we have your business and truck information, we will file your IRS Form 2290 on your behalf. You will then receive a copy of your stamped Schedule 1 in just a matter of minutes via email.



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Wednesday, July 18, 2018

What You Need to Know About Temporary Permits

What You Need to Know About Temporary Permits

What do you do when you need to travel to a jurisdiction that you have never been and don’t have the proper registration? Get a temporary permit!

When Are Temporary Permits Required?

International Fuel Tax Agreement (IFTA)
IFTA reporting applies to all vehicles with:
  • Two axles and more than 26,000 lbs or
  • Vehicles with 3 or more axles regardless of weight when traveling in two or more jurisdictions (states)

You will need a temporary fuel permit if you will be traveling to another state without an IFTA decal and license.

International Registration Plan (IRP)
Applies to all vehicles with:
  • Two axles and more than 26,000 lbs or
  • Vehicles with 3 or more axles regardless of weight when traveling in two or more jurisdictions (states)

You will need a temporary trip permit if you are traveling to another state if the vehicle is not registered under the IRP. The trip permit must be obtained before entering the jurisdiction, and since processing costs and times vary based on state, it’s best to inquire as soon as you know you’ll need one.


When you request a permit with TSNAmerica, you will receive your permit typically on the same day. Click here to get started today.


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Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Upcoming Truck Inspection Dates You Need To Know

Upcoming Inspection Dates You Need To Know
Just when you think we are out of the woods, the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) announces another inspection. If your rig is still operational, it is safe to assume you survived the CVSA Roadcheck 2018 last month. Here are the upcoming truck inspection dates you need to know.


Upcoming Truck Inspection Dates You Need To Know


CVSA’s Operation Safe Driver Week

July 15-21, 2018
During this weeklong trucking blitz, enforcement personnel will be on the lookout for unsafe commercial and passenger vehicle drivers. Meaning the focus this year will be on traffic violations, seat belt enforcement, driver roadside inspections, and driver regulatory compliance.

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s (FMCSA) “Large Truck Crash Causation Study” states that “driver behavior is the critical reason for more than 88 percent of large truck crashes and 93 percent of passenger vehicle crashes.”

Driving behaviors that will be targeted during this blitz will include speeding, distracted driving, texting, failure to wear a seat belt, following too closely, lane change violations, failure to obey traffic lights, and more.

Last year 39,000 citations and warnings were issued to drivers during the Operation Safe Driver Week.



CVSA’s Brake Safety Week 

Sept 16-22, 2018

CVSA enforcement officers will conduct roadside Level I inspections on commercial motor vehicles during this weeklong blitz. Inspectors will focus on brake components, including loose or missing parts; air or hydraulic fluid leaks, rotor conditions, pushrod travel, air chamber sizes, air reservoirs, and other brake components. If the officer finds critical brake violations, your rig will be placed out of service immediately.

Upcoming Inspection Dates You Need To KnowThe CVSA stated in a press release, “Properly functioning brake systems are crucial to safe CMV operation. Brakes must be routinely inspected and carefully and consistently maintained, so they operate and perform to the manufacturer’s specifications throughout the life of the vehicle. Improperly installed or poorly maintained brake systems can reduce braking efficiency, posing a serious risk to public safety on our roadways.”

Last year 14% of trucks inspected during the one-day brake safety blitz were placed out of service for critical brake violations.


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