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Trucking Communications

The SCDMV publishes the Trucking Connection newsletter in conjunction with the Payload Podcast, available on the SCDMV Communications YouTube channel, as changes to laws and policies occur. Through the Trucking Connection newsletter and Payload podcast, the agency provides information and how-to videos for motor carrier customers, from commercial driver’s licenses (CDLs) to International Registration Plan (IRP) and International Fuel Tax Agreement (IFTA) accounts.

The SCDMV Motor Carrier Services will undergo systems upgrade in their application software beginning on Thursday, May 2, 2024, at 5pm and continuing until Monday, May 6, 2024, at 8:30 am.  During that time the Motor Carrier application only, will experience a temporary outage while the software is being upgraded.  Motor Carrier Services transactions will be unavailable online or in a branch during this period. 


Motor Carrier Connection, Issue 6, April 2024
Motor Carrier Connection, Issue 5, February 2024


Trucking Connection, Issue 4, April 2023


Trucking Connection, Issue 3, October 2022
Trucking Connection, Issue 2, March 2022 


Trucking Connection, Issue 1, December 2021

Motor Carrier Web Entry Request or Reset Access

New IRP/IFTA Customer?

New IRP/IFTA customers will be provided online access to Motor Carrier Services once an account has been established.

See Open a New IRP/IFTA Account 

Never logged in or have forgotten your password?

If you do not have existing login credentials or have forgotten your password, you may need to have it reset.

Important: Only one email address per account is permitted.

Please email MCSHQ@SCDMV.NET, include:

  1. Customer number and account name
  2. First and last name of the individual person requesting access
  3. The account taxpayer identification number (TIN)
  4. Power of Attorney Form MC-25 (If you are not the account owner

Which IRP/IFTA transactions can I process online?

If you process IRP/IFTA transactions online, you can receive your needed documents even faster. If you need assistance in the process of completing the transaction online contact the Motor Carrier Services Helpdesk at 803-896-3870.

You can do the following transactions online:

  • Create a New Account
  • IFTA Renew Fleet (MC-7 and Vehicle Listing (VIN#, Year, Make, Model and Plate Number) OR Cab Cards for each vehicle being renewed must be emailed after completion)
  • IFTA Additional Decals
  • IFTA Tax Return and amendments
  • IRP Renew Fleet (MC-7, 2290 and IRP-9 must be emailed after completion)
  • IRP Amend Without Fee; Unit Number Change (IRP Schedule C and IRP-9(If Applicable) must be emailed after completion)
  • IRP Replace Plate
  • IRP Replace Cab Card
  • IRP Duplicate Cab Card
  • IRP Delete Vehicle
  • IRP Add Vehicle 
  • IRP Add W/Transfer
  • IRP Increase/Decrease GVW
  • IRP Fleet to Fleet Transfer
  • Intrastate Quarterly Payment Program
  • Purchase Permits

Motor Carrier Services Portal


Contact Motor Carrier Services

For further assistance, questions, or concerns, send us an email. In the email, include your name, customer number, and contact number. Allow 24 to 48 hours for a response or call Motor Carrier Services Helpdesk at 803-896-3870.

Motor Carrier Services Branches

There are eight SCDMV branches across the state that process all other MCS transactions. Those branches are listed below: FIND AN SCDMV BRANCH