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Motor Carrier Services

Are you a motor carrier looking for information about IRP? Read about IRP registration.

IRP, Inc. provides the following information and updates about motor carrier-related organizations and programs.

Commonly Used Acronyms in the Transportation Industry

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Commercial Vehicle Information Systems and Networks (CVISN)

The CVISN Program provides a framework or architecture that enables the exchange and use of information to improve safety and security, and to conduct business transactions electronically.

Visit CVISN online.


Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA)

The US Department of Transportation (DOT) established FMCSA to prevent commercial motor vehicle-related fatalities and injuries. Activities of FMCSA contribute to ensuring safety in motor carrier operations.

Visit FMCSA online.

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Heavy Vehicle Use Tax (HVUT)

The HVUT is a fee assessed annually on heavy vehicles operating on public highways at registered gross weights equal to or exceeding 55,000 pounds.

Visit HVUT online.

IRP comments on Certification of Enforcement of the Heavy Vehicle Use Tax (HVUT)


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Performance Registration Information Systems Management (PRISM)

PRISM is a cooperative Federal-State safety program developed to reduce commercial vehicle accidents through Registration and Enforcement processes.

Visit PRISM online.


United Carrier Registration (UCR)

Created by federal legislation, the UCR is a system for registering the operators of vehicles engaged in interstate travel.

UCR applies to all operators of Commercial Motor Vehicles, to include all Commercial Motor Vehicle carriers carrying their own goods and products across state lines.

Visit UCR online.


Fraud Detection and Remediation Training

The American Association of Motor Vehicle Administrators offers Fraud Detection and Remediation Training. Read about the training.

Truckers Against Trafficking

The number of victims of human trafficking in the US alone is estimated in the hundreds of thousands, and human trafficking has been reported in all 50 states. Truckers Against Trafficking enables the trucking industry to report and combat this crime, therefore recovering victims across the country.

What can you do?

  • Jurisdictions: Request training materials, including a training DVD, wallet cards, and window decals, free of charge by contacting You can also take advantage of technical assistance provided by Truckers Against Trafficking’s State-Based Initiatives, which aims to disseminate educational materials about human trafficking through a variety of entry points in the trucking industry.
    • Canadian jurisdictions: The wallet card and window decals include both Canadian and US toll-free numbers.
  • Industry: Request training materials, including a training DVD, wallet cards, and window decals, free of charge by contacting

Read more about Truckers Against Trafficking

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