What does token trailer mean on a license plate?
Hot Shot trucks do not need IFTA license and IRP hot shot plates if they are under 26,000 pounds. It is optional to register with IFTA if the truck owner operator wishes to do so.
The Texas Department of Motor Vehicles exempts non-motorized vehicles including trailers from mandatory liability insurance. However a trailer insurance policy can be quite important if you wish to protect your assets and finances.
Larger trailers, with a gross vehicle weight of over 4,000 pounds, must be issued a Texas title like any other vehicle, and a bill of sale cannot be used to obtain the title.
If your company requires an IFTA license, you need to apply in your base state. License application forms can be found online (it differs by each state), and are administered by the Department of Transportation for your state, tax collection agency, or other agency.
Gross Vehicle Weight ( GVWR ) is the weight of the vehicle at full capacity. It includes the curb weight, or empty weight, plus the weight of the driver, all passengers, engine, engine fluids, fuel, and the cargo that the vehicle is carrying. It does NOT include the weight the vehicle may be towing.
The Gross Vehicle Weight Rating is basically the maximum total safe weight of your vehicle, counting the curb weight (the weight of our vehicle when empty), plus the weight of your passengers, fuel, any accessories added to the vehicle, cargo, and the “tongue weight” of a tow trailer (normally 10-20% of the combined …
This token is used to register cluster to mission control. It’s used in environment where customer has pool of license and frequently changes clusters attached to them.
The CDL is required for vehicles with a weight in excess of 26,000 lb. As long as your maximum operating gross weight does not exceed 26,000 pounds, there is no requirement to have an IFTA (International Fuel Tax Agreement) sticker or IRP (International Registration Plan) plates.
Registration is always required for a trailer, but the need for a title is based on the trailer weight. If the trailer is over 4,000 pounds gross weight (empty plus carrying capacity) it must be titled, but if it is 4,000 pounds gross weight (empty plus carrying capacity) or less, titling is optional.
Apportioned plates are the type of plate you receive when you register under the IRP. They are used for trucking businesses that plan to travel in more than two jurisdictions under the IRP and exceed a certain weight limit. Commercial plates are a type of registration for trucks staying in one state.
The gross weight of a vehicle (GVW) is the weight of the empty vehicle plus the weight of the maximum payload that the vehicle was designed to carry. In cars and small light trucks, the difference between the empty weight of the vehicle and the GVW is not significantly different (1,000 to 1,500 lbs).
Token trailer fleet license plates are valid only when displayed on semitrailers pulled by trucks or truck-tractors with a manufacturer’s rated carrying capacity in excess of one ton, and which are properly registered with Combination, Apportioned, Forestry, or a Seasonal Permit license plate.