The year 2020 has thrown quite a few curveballs at multiple industries. Whether confronting the realities of COVID-19 safety and health concerns, limited staff availability, local- or state-based restrictions or delays in production, many companies have had to adjust their operations and prioritize their most crucial business objectives.
In particular, many fleet management companies (FMCs) and other businesses with fleets – whether they’re part of the power grid industry, waste management industry, product shipping industry or anything else – have had to rethink how they handle their day-to-day operations over the course of this year. Checklist items like compliance-related services have become far less of a priority, and many businesses have had to forgo worrying about compliance as they focus on more pressing business needs.
But as companies work to reprioritize their operations and stay focused on what matters most – their businesses and their customers – quite a few are outsourcing their compliance work, ensuring their fleets are fully covered at all times and removing compliance hassles from their to-do list.
In fact, providers like ACERTUS have the infrastructure, expert teams and working partnerships to help ensure FMCs and other fleet-based companies are 100-percent covered when it comes to all CMV base-plate renewals, IRP services and IFTA tax–information filing for their fleet vehicles.
CMV Base Plate Renewals and IRP
When it comes to the registration needs of any respective fleet, vehicle-compliance provider ACERTUS has a full range of solutions. Its dedicated team members can help with all aspects of title and registration in both the United States and Canada, including entity creation, base-plate renewals on all commercial motor vehicles (CMVs) and acquisition. ACERTUS is even properly equipped to issue out plates for expedited service, as permitted by each respective state.
Beyond just basic title-and-registration services and commercial plate renewals on all qualified motor vehicles, ACERTUS’ compliance team can also help with the International Registration Plan (IRP) services, assisting with apportioned-plate registration in all US states and Canadian provinces and territories. Our team applies their industry and regulatory knowledge to your specific fleet, making sure all relevant fees and travel distances are accounted for, so you can rest assured your vehicles are fully IRP-compliant at all times.
IFTA Tax Filing
ACERTUS’ compliance services don’t just stop at base plate renewals or IRP – its teams also offer licensing services, including International Fuel Tax Agreement (IFTA) fuel tax filing. Ensuring compliance with North American fuel tax-reporting guidelines and any relevant state, province or territory policies, ACERTUS’ teams develop comprehensive reporting, tracking and record keeping data on all units weekly, monthly and quarterly for thoroughly accurate filings.
With such outsourced IFTA reporting services, not only will your motor fuel use and mileage tax data be that much more accurate, but your risk for any poor audits or associated fines will be significantly reduced as soon as the partnership begins. Additionally, if your business requires any Heavy Vehicle Use Tax (HVUT) assistance, ACERTUS can assist with filing the respective tax form 2290 for those specific vehicles.
ACERTUS’ compliance team will centralize and standardize the tax-reporting process, ensuring consistency across all your operating locations. ACERTUS’ experts will make sure your company is not overpaying or underpaying on any tax rates and that you receive any tax credits your business has earned.
ACERTUS for All Your Fleet Needs
While it can be complex, time-consuming and expensive to keep up with regulatory compliance needs, especially on top of all your usual day-to-day operations, it’s also critical to ensure your vehicles have the appropriate registrations and are IRP-, IFTA- and DOT-compliant at any given time. ACERTUS’ experienced and committed compliance team will ensure your fleets are fully above-board and road-ready, around the clock. Our compliance services span everything from CMV base plate renewals, IRP assistance and IFTA tax filing to DOT- and safety-compliance services, consulting and beyond.
No matter your industry type or your specific fleet needs, we have the infrastructure, expertise and working partnerships with crucial outside entities to solve your pain points and ensure you’re compliant on all fronts.
In addition to this best-in-class vehicle-compliance service, ACERTUS also offers a full range of vehicle-transport and logistics solutions. Our suite of services includes storage, care and maintenance, car haul, last-mile delivery, drive away services and more. No matter the service or combination of services your business requires, we’ll partner you with one single and dedicated point of contact throughout your entire experience with us.