MEA strongly recommends the use of electronic forms. Electronic forms pre populate some data elements which saves time and eliminates errors. Additionally, certain fields are validated for form and content.
Primary Point of Contact (PPC): The PPC is the primary point of contact (PPC) and is responsible for working with the Motor Carrier in completing and submitting application and reimbursement packages to MEA. PPCs include: Dealerships, manufacturers, and TEMs that sell or manufacture alternative fuel vehicles.
Motor Carrier (Fleet): Individual, business, non-profit, or governmental entity based in Maryland or that has an in-state (based) affiliate.
Lease Vehicle: A vehicle obtained from a leasing agency inside or outside the state that leases a qualifying vehicle to an entity based in the state of Maryland or that has an in state based affiliate.
Truck Equipment Manufacturer (TEM): A company that installs equipment on a truck chassis. The TEM bears full responsibility for any vehicle defects under federal law and is responsible for certifying that the vehicle meets all applicable federal safety standards.
Line Setting Ticket: The factory build or construction sheet created when the vehicle order is sent to the vehicle manufacturer. The Line Setting Ticket typically includes the new vehicle’s identification number (VIN), all the codes for standard equipment, and options the salesman used to create this vehicle for the Motor Carrier. After the factory assembles the vehicle and the vehicle is shipped and sold, the Line Setting Ticket identifies such things as the gross vehicle weight rating, engine type, transmission type, drive line, paint codes, gear ratio, and standard and optional equipment specific to that vehicle.
Tax Status of Electric Truck Vouchers: The Maryland Office of the Comptroller has determined that, based on IRS rules, a State voucher is considered taxable income related to the Motor Carrier or Manufacturer (as it relates to leased vehicles). Therefore, a Form 1099-G will be issued for vouchers received through the Maryland Freedom Fleet Voucher Program. They should also be reported as income on federal tax returns.