FAQs answered by Corrina Peterson
The UCR does not issue a paper credential to be carried in the vehicle. Proof of registration under the UCRA is available to roadside enforcement via FMCSA electronic information systems. You could certainly choose to keep a copy of the receipt in the truck as a convenience, but it is not required.
Generally, no, as long as a trailer is registered somewhere, it should be good to go. Trailer registration varies by state, but as far as travelling across state lines, the trailers don’t need to be registered under IRP. As long as there is valid registration on the trailer, and the power unit is properly registered under IRP, that meets the requirements.
Currently, there is no blanket exemption from IFTA or IRP for non-profit organizations. In most cases, if you have vehicles that qualify for the programs, they would need the credentials. However, states often suspend IRP and IFTA permit requirements for vehicles involved in disaster relief when there is a declared emergency. The terms of these emergency waivers are very specific, and they vary by state and event, so it's important to obtain and understand all necessary information prior to using an emergency exemption.
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