FLEET AND WEIGHT GROUPS
To register your vehicle in Florida you must place all vehicles in FLEET and WEIGHT GROUPS. A fleet is one or more apportioned vehicles that all travel in the same jurisdictions under the same company name. You must submit each designated fleet on a separate IRP application form.
EXAMPLE OF WHEN TO ESTABLISH SEPARATE FLEETS
The company has five vehicles listed on the same account traveling in Florida, Alabama and Louisiana. The company also has three other vehicles listed on this same account traveling in Florida, Alabama, Tennessee and Kentucky. Designate the first group of five vehicles as FLEET #1, and designate the second group of three vehicles as FLEET #2.
A fleet may be subdivided into weight groups. A weight group represents the same type units traveling in the same jurisdictions at the same designated weights.
EXAMPLE OF WHEN TO ESTABLISH SEPARATE WEIGHT GROUPS
Establish the five vehicles traveling in the states of Florida, Alabama and Louisiana, registered at 80,000 GVW, as FLEET #1, GROUP #1.
Establish the three separate vehicles traveling in Florida, Alabama, Tennessee and Kentucky, registered at 80,000 GVW, as FLEET #2 and GROUP #1.
The 2 other vehicles traveling in Florida, Alabama, Tennessee and Kentucky, registered at 70,000 GVW, would be established as FLEET #2 (because they are traveling in the same jurisdictions), but would be established as GROUP #2 (because they have different weights from those vehicles assigned to FLEET #2, GROUP #1).
VIN AND UNIT NUMBERS
The registrant of each of the company’s units must assign unit numbers (equipment numbers) to each of the vehicles. Duplicate unit numbers or equipment numbers are not acceptable. For your information, it is a good idea for you to locate and identify the vehicle identification number (VIN) on your vehicle(s).
Section 320.413(1), Florida Statutes, requires a motor carrier that stops doing business within the state because the business was closed, sold, or transferred, to notify the Bureau of Commercial Vehicle and Driver Services in writing within ten (10) days prior to the time the action is effective. This notice must give the date of closure and in the event of a sale or transfer of the business, the date of the sale or transfer and the name and address of the purchaser or transferee.
CHANGE OF ADDRESS
In accordance with section 320.413(4), Florida Statutes, every motor carrier shall submit to the Bureau of Commercial Vehicle and Driver Services, in writing within ten (10) days after such change becomes effective, any change in address of the principal place of business.
NOTE: To change your physical address you must submit 3 items from the following list of acceptable proof of residency documents along with the HSMV Form 85041, Change of Address form. The Change of Address form (HSMV 85041) is available on our website at http://www.flhsmv.gov/dmv/forms/BMCS/85041.pdf