49 CFR 390.5 Definitions:
Interstate commerce means trade, traffic, or transportation in the United States
(b)(1) Between a place in a State and a place outside of such State (including a place outside of the United States);
(b)(2) Between two places in a State through another State or a place outside of the United States; or
(b)(3) Between two places in a State as part of trade, traffic, or transportation originating or terminating outside the State or the United States.
Intrastate commerce means any trade, traffic, or transportation in any State which is not described in the term "interstate commerce."
Please see the links on the left for more information.
Interstate Commercial (IRP) - Applications and renewals of International Registration Plan (IRP), International Fuel Tax Agreement, (IFTA), and intrastate credentials
Unified Carrier Registration (UCR) Program - If you operate a truck or bus in interstate or international commerce or if you offer services as a Freight Forwarder, Broker or Leasing Company and you make arrangements for the transportation of cargo and goods in interstate or international commerce there are federal laws that apply to your business. The Unified Carrier Registration (UCR) Program requires individuals and companies that operate commercial motor vehicles in interstate or international commerce to register their business and pay an annual fee based on the size of their fleet. This law includes private carriers. It also requires individuals and companies that provide freight forwarding, brokering or leasing services in interstate or international commerce to register their business and pay an annual fee of $76.
- Click here to find out more about UCR from the South Dakota Department of Revenue.
- Click here to visit the SAFER site, brought to you by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (USDOT).
FMCSA Licensing and Registration - The FMCSA monitors and ensures compliance with regulations governing both safety (all carriers) and commerce (for-hire carriers). Companies may find they are subject to both registration requirements (USDOT Number and MC Number) or either one separately. To determine if you need to apply for a US DOT number, click here.
Interstate Specific Permits
Contact the Motor Carrier Services division of the South Dakota Highway Patrol for these permits by calling 605.773.4578:
- Over 80,000 Pounds on Interstate Permit
- Slow Movement on Interstate Permit