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Ever heard of Pete Seeger? You probably know a few of his songs, “This Land Is Your Land”, “Where Have All the Flowers Gone?”, “We Shall Overcome.” Just the other day, I was humming “If I Had a Hammer” after my laptop started acting up. Seeger was an American folk...read more
In Alberta, the thought of even suggesting a provincial sales tax is enough to get you tarred and feathered. The absence of a PST is a great boon to Albertans. We can buy trucks and equipment, get them repaired, and continue down our proverbial yellow brick road...read more
Ever heard of Red Adair? He’s the guy you’d call when you had an oil well fire that no one else could handle. Adair traveled the world fighting fires and famously said, “If you think it’s expensive to hire a professional to do the job, wait until you hire an amateur.”...read more
As many a kid will attest, how old you are can change depending on the situation. My brother used to lament the fact that when our parents needed him to do something responsible it was because he was “almost 13” but when there was something they didn’t want him to do...read more
Every year it seems like there’s a new acronym to add to the alphabet soup of fuel tax and licensing rules. The one to know for 2015? FRP. FRP stands for Full Reciprocity Plan, an agreement among IRP jurisdictions starting Jan. 1, 2015. For existing fleets licensed...read more
A few weeks ago I got a call from the owner of a hot shot service in Alberta. He read my April column about the Full Reciprocity Plan, or FRP, and had a question. FRP streamlines the International Registration Plan It eliminates any provisions related to estimated...read more
Heavy Vehicle Use Tax (HVUT) Heavy Vehicle Use Tax (HVUT) is an annual tax on vehicles operating on U.S. highways at a registered gross weight equal to or exceeding 55,000 pounds. You have to file a tax return (IRS Form 2290, Schedule 1) and payment for the month your...read more
The proof of the pudding is in the eating. That’s how it is with the Full Reciprocity Plan, a new way to manage fleets under the International Registration Plan. Nearly 20 years in the making, FRP grants full reciprocity to all apportioned vehicles in all IRP-member...read more
This month, IFTA and IRP will release their annual reports on 2014 audit activity in their respective member jurisdictions. These reports contain straight-up data on how many IFTA and IRP carriers are in each jurisdiction, how many were audited, how many were assessed...read more
To a trucker, IFTA and IRP are a decal and a cab card needed to get through a scale or a roadside inspection. To a fleet administrator, they’re a set of rules to follow in order to file fuel tax returns and vehicle registration renewals. To the people paying the...read more