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Credentials and Taxes Administration

Equipment Package: Credentials and Taxes Administration

Description: This equipment package issues credentials, collects fees and taxes, and supports enforcement of credential requirements. It manages driver licensing. It communicates with the Fleet and Freight Management Subsystems associated with the motor carriers to process credentials applications and collect fuel taxes, weight/distance taxes, and other taxes and fees associated with commercial vehicle operations. The subsystem also receives applications for, and issues special Oversize/Overweight and HAZMAT permits in coordination with other cognizant authorities. This equipment package communicates with similar packages in other jurisdictions to exchange credentials database information. This equipment package also exchanges hazmat route restrictions information, and provides a clearinghouse for this information that can be shared with Map Update Providers, Fleet and Freight Management subsystems and Information Service Providers.
Included In: BTD OS/OW Permit Office
Functional Requirements 1 - The center shall manage electronic credentials filing and processing for commercial vehicles.
2 - The center shall manage the filing of appropriate taxes for the operation of commercial vehicles.
3 - The center shall process requests for payments of electronic credentials and tax filing and maintain an interface to a Financial Institution.
4 - The center shall exchange credentials and tax information with other commercial vehicle administration centers - either in other states or the federal government.
5 - The center shall provide route restrictions information, including hazmat restrictions, to other centers and agencies for distribution to commercial vehicle operators. These centers and agencies may include commercial fleet and freight management operators, traveler information centers, digital map update providers, and other commercial vehicle administration centers.
6 - The center shall use information on asset restrictions received from maintenance centers to develop the commercial vehicle route restrictions and process credentials applications.
7 - The center shall provide an interface with commercial vehicle fleet and freight management centers to exchange audit and compliance review reports.
8 - The center shall provide credentials information about commercial vehicle operators and carriers to authorized requestors such as insurance agencies.
9 - The center shall receive and store information on commercial vehicle violations from enforcement agencies as part of the processing of credentials applications.
10 - The center shall manage driver licensing for commercial vehicle drivers.
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