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04-22-16 - MDT to Release Electronic Permit, Audit, Registration, and Tax (ePART) System

The Montana Department of Transportation (MDT) contracted with Celtic Systems to implement a robust Commercial Off-The-Shelf (COTS) system for the delivery of the International Registration Plan, International Fuel Tax Agreement and a Permitting system integrated with CVIEW and an overarching audit component to provide high quality services to Montana’s motor carrier community.

03-23-2016 - Western Regional Permit - Discontinued

Montana will be discontinuing the issuance of the Western Regional Permit effective April 1st, 2016. Please see the letter for further information. Montana is still in the agreement that allows a carrier to order a permit valid for 5 consecutive days from a single jurisdiction and have all the member states included.

01-08-16 - MT is in the process of changing their IRP, IFTA and Permitting systems

Later this year, MDT will be moving to an updated system hosted by Celtic for IRP, IFTA and Permitting.

This new system will have many more capabilities, including the ability to issue multiple permits and submit them all into a daily shopping cart for payments. The new system will have the ability to allow 3rd party services to issue permits, do certain licensing transactions, and file the IFTA Quarterly Tax online for their customers.

Because of the new system, any carrier that currently has an online permitting account will have a new user id and password to access the new system once it is deployed. We will send notification out to our current carriers by email once we know how this will be done.

This also means that we will no longer have a Java dependency once we move to the new system.

09-23-15 - FMCSA Changes that will impact all carriers with a USDOT Number

Please visit the following link to learn more regarding the changes:

04-25-13 - MCS is Hiring!

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01-08-13 - IRP Notice: California Truck and Bus Regulation Change

01-01-13 - UCR Enforcement Bulletin for 2013 Registration Year

This bulletin provides guidance for verifying compliance with UCR during roadside inspections and encourages roadside enforcement for the 2013 registration year to begin effective February 1, 2013.

12-13-12 - MT is now sharing IRP / Prorate information to all states

How does this help you?

  • Enforcement personnel in other states can tell if you are prorated and current on your registration by running your plate number, VIN number, and/or USDOT number.
  • If an accident occurs, the company information is passed onto the Enforcement personnel.

What does this mean to you?

  • MCS will be requesting updated Contact Information on the company.
  • MCS will be requesting the phone number on the vehicle level for the owner of the vehicle, not who is responsible for the safety of the vehicle.

10-29-12 - New Medical Certification Requirements for Montana Commercial Driver License Holders

09-27-12 - Oversized Load Transports

05-14-12 - Heavy Vehicle Highway Use Tax (HVUT)

Federal regulations require all states to verify payment of, or exemption from the tax before issuing or renewing vehicle registrations. Before a vehicle is registered, the owner must provide proof this tax has been paid. This is done at the time of licensing at the county or in MCS when registering under the IRP.

03-20-12 - Attention Montana Carriers

Many Montana carriers are receiving this notice regarding the FMCSR requiring supervisors to have Drug and Alcohol Awareness training. This is not a government agency sending you these letters. This is a private company attempting to get you to use their services. While there is a requirement for your supervisors to receive this training there are numerous other providers. The method you use to gain this training is entirely up to you.

01-01-11 - More Fraudulent Motor Carrier Letters

There has been another round of fraudulent letters issued to U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) contractors and potential contractors purporting to be issued by DOT. These fraudulent letters request that current or potential contractors register by submitting their company’s financial information on a release form entitled, "Authorization to release financial information."