new truck lane on the information highway will enable commercial
truck drivers easy access to special services provided by
the Idaho Transportation Department, its ports of entry, Idaho
State Police and the Idaho Tax Commission.
Access Idaho, which provides Internet services for the state,
introduced a new web site (http://trucking.idaho.gov/)
this week tailored to the unique needs and interests of truck
drivers. It went live with a soft launch Tuesday
night, said Rich Steckler, director of marketing for Access
It was based on a similar site in Kansas, but contains a
number of improvements, he said.
The new site serves as a one-stop-shop where
operators of trucking firms can register for permits, complete
temporary registrations, file an International Fuel Tax Agreement,
check rules and regulations and learn of construction and
Links are provided to Idahos six adjoining states
Oregon, Washington, Montana, Wyoming, Utah and Nevada
along with ports of entry, Idahos home page and a number
of federal agencies.
Steckler said wallet-sized cards will be printed with key
web site links and phone numbers to promote the new site.
The trucking industry strongly supported creation of the
web site and provided input during the testing phase.