Your Guide to Apportioned Plates and IRP Services from Vehicle Licensing Consultants

Your Guide to Apportioned Plates and IRP Services from Vehicle Licensing Consultants

Ensuring compliance with state regulations is one of the most important things you can do for the successful operation of your fleet company. That’s where we come in at Vehicle Licensing Consultants. We are proud to be your trusted partner in navigating the often-complicated world of apportioned plates, California International Registration Plan (IRP) services, and other licensing requirements from states across the country as well.

As an authorized business partner of the California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV), it is especially important to us to deliver efficient and reliable solutions to trucking companies everywhere, helping you and your team stay on the road – and in compliance.

California Apportioned Plates – A Hassle-Free Operation

At Vehicle Licensing Consultants, we understand the challenges faced by trucking companies in obtaining and renewing California apportioned plates. As an authorized agent, we offer a simple process to make sure you receive your apportioned plates, IRP stickers, decals, and cab-cards within 24 hours. Our close partnership with the California DMV means you can trust us to handle your apportioned plate needs with accuracy and speed so there is never a gap in compliance. After all, lost time on the road is lost profit for your business!

Comprehensive Registration and Titling Services Across States

Our commitment to simplifying your trucking operations goes far beyond California. At Vehicle Licensing Consultants, we are very well equipped to provide registration and titling services in numerous other states across the country, saving you both time and confusion. Whether you operate solely within California or across state lines, we can help.

IFTA Licensing Requirements

For trucking companies, how to file IFTA online in California is a topic we frequently receive questions about. FTA stands for International Fuel Tax Agreement. The experts on our team are well-versed in the intricacies of IFTA requirements, which means they can guide your company to help you meet your obligation with ease and timeliness. Should you have any questions, we can help you step by step through the process. Our goals are to make online filing a breeze, to make sure that you maintain compliance,  and to decrease your stress.

Demystifying State-Specific Requirements 

In addition to IFTA, our services at VLC extend to addressing various state-specific requirements including but not limited to the following:

  • Kentucky Highway Use License Requirements – If a vehicle is 60,000 lbs or more, these license requirements are required. Vehicles who qualify must file a tax report quarterly and pay the correct amount of taxes. In addition, any carriers whose licenses have been canceled must obtain a surety bond.
  • New Mexico Weight Permit – If registered commercial vehicles (both intra and interstate) have a weight of over 26,000 lbs, a weight-distance tax is imposed. The amount is calculated based on both weight and miles traveled, and companies must stay on top of registering for this permit.
    • New York Highway Use Tax – This tax is determined based on the weight of the vehicle and the mileage traveled, and is needed for any tractor, truck, or “self-propelled” vehicle with a weight over 18,000 lbs. A decal must be affixed to the vehicle proving registration as well. Check out this link to learn more!
    • Arkansas Ad Valorem Tax – An ad valorem tax means “according to worth” and the Tax Division of the Arkansas Public Service Commission determines this tax on motor carriers in the state.   
    • Oregon Requirements – When entering the state of Oregon or traveling through it, trucking carriers with more than 26,000 lbs of weight are required to hold a temporary pass or Oregon Weight Receipt along with a Tax Identifier for each unit. In addition, fleet companies must report the miles traveled and pay the correct weight-mile tax quarterly or monthly to the Oregon Department of Transportation. The Oregon DOT requires that companies post a bond which can be dismissed after timely reporting is completed. 
  • Temporary Passes – The Oregon DOT has also implemented temporary permit restrictions. The DOT can only issue five permits per vehicle or 35 per account within one year, and customers who exceed this limit must establish an account.
  • Kansas Motor Carrier Property Tax –  The state of Kansas requires a filing from every company which was listed as a motor carrier on January 1 of the current year and who used, owned, or operated any rolling equipment or over-the-road motor vehicles in the state during the preceding year.

VLC – Your Trusted Partner in Trucking Compliance

With Vehicle Licensing Consultants as your partner, you can confidently manage regulations so you are certain that your fleet can operate smoothly and within legal bounds. 

Trucking companies nationwide rely on Vehicle Licensing Consultants to handle their regulatory needs because our expertise in obtaining California apportioned plates, providing comprehensive IRP services, and navigating taxes and regulations in multiple states sets us apart as one of the most reliable partners in the trucking industry. Give us a call so that we can begin helping you simplify the compliance process and keep your trucks on the road.

You can reach us directly at (530) 637-1696 or by emailing

The Benefits of Drivewyze for Drivers and Fleet Companies

The Benefits of Drivewyze for Drivers and Fleet Companies

The most efficient trucking companies are always seeking innovative solutions to streamline their operations, increase productivity, and reduce unnecessary delays. Enter Drivewyze, a game-changing trucking software solution that offers a comprehensive suite of tools designed to benefit both drivers and fleet companies. At Vehicle Licensing Consultants (VLC), we can’t recommend the Drivewyze services highly enough for the myriad of benefits they offer. 

#1. Weigh Station Notifications

One of the most crucial aspects of long-haul trucking is dealing with weight stations, otherwise known as truck scales. Drivewyze understands the importance of minimizing downtime and preventing unexpected stops along the way. With its weight station notification feature, drivers using Drivewyze receive real-time alerts about upcoming weigh stations. This proactive approach allows drivers to plan their routes more efficiently, reducing the chances of costly and frustrating delays.

#2. Drivewyze Preclear – A Weigh Station Bypass Program

Drivewyze Preclear is a unique and innovative program that further enhances the driver experience. It provides a bypass solution for weigh stations where possible, allowing compliant drivers to avoid unnecessary stops. By participating in Drivewyze Preclear, drivers can save both time and fuel, ultimately boosting their productivity and reducing operating costs for their fleet companies, which of course makes them more profitable.

#3. Location-Based Alerts with Drivewyze Safety+

Safety is of course paramount in the transportation industry, and Drivewyze takes it seriously in all they do. Drivewyze Safety+ was created to offer location-based alerts, notifying drivers of potential hazards, adverse weather conditions, or other safety concerns in their vicinity. This feature enhances truck driver awareness and helps prevent accidents on the roadways, benefiting the drivers, their employers, and other motorists as well.

4. Drivewyze e-Inspection – Minimizing Time at Weigh Stations

While completely bypassing weigh stations is obviously ideal, it’s not always possible. For these times when a bypass isn’t permitted, Drivewyze e-Inspection is the next best solution. It allows drivers to spend less time at weigh stations by streamlining the entire inspection process. Drivers can submit their documentation to the station electronically, reducing paperwork while at the same time making sure compliance with all regulations is prioritized.

5. Infrastructure Services for Trucking Companies

Drivewyze doesn’t just cater to individual drivers, but it also offers valuable services for the fleet companies themselves. The infrastructure services that are offered provide fleet managers with all of the tools they need to optimize their operations, manage their fleet more effectively, and enhance the overall efficiency of the company. These infrastructure services include features such as vehicle tracking, performance analytics, and reporting tools, which were all designed to empower trucking companies to make informed decisions.

Contact us at VLC Today to Implement the Drivewyze Tool and Enhance Your Trucking Company’s Operations

Drivewyze is a powerful trucking software solution that clearly provides a myriad e of benefits for both drivers and trucking companies. Its collection of tools, including weight station notifications, Drivewyze Preclear, location-based alerts through Drivewyze Safety+, and Drivewyze e-Inspection option, empowers truck drivers to navigate the road with greater ease and less hassle. Coupled with their infrastructure services, these benefits provide trucking companies with the insights and data they need to optimize their own operations.

In an industry where every minute and every mile counts, Drivewyze is a valuable ally, helping trucking companies and drivers prepare for what’s down the road and ultimately ensuring a smoother, more efficient journey for all involved. Contact VLC today by calling (530) 637-1696 or via email at to experience the future of trucking with Drivewyze.

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