The International Fuel Tax Agreement (IFTA) is a base state fuel tax agreement. Any person based in a member jurisdiction operating a qualified motor vehicle(s) in two or more member jurisdictions is required to license under this agreement or purchase fuel trip permits for travel in member jurisdictions.
Qualified Motor Vehicle – a motor vehicle used, designed or maintained for the transportation of persons or property and:
- Having two axles and a gross vehicle weight or registered gross vehicle weight exceeding 26,000 pounds or 11,797 kilograms; or
- Having three or more axles regardless of weight; or
- Used in combination when the weight of such combination exceeds 26,000 pounds or 11,797 kilograms gross vehicle weight or registered gross vehicle weight. Qualified vehicles do not include recreational vehicles.
Farm vehicles, special mobile equipment and buses are subject to IFTA Licensing requirements if they meet the gross vehicle weight or axle criteria and cross state lines.
Any motor carrier who operates one or more qualified motor vehicles in at least one other IFTA member jurisdiction other than their base state must apply for IFTA credentials or fuel trip permits must be obtained to travel through member jurisdictions according to the regulations of each member jurisdiction.
If a qualified motor vehicle does not participate in IFTA, then a temporary (fuel) trip permit must be purchased to travel outside of their base state.
To order a Temporary Fuel (IFTA) Permit you can click here or call 888-963-0830.
Cost of Permits
Permit costs can vary from state to state anywhere from $5-$100, while traveling without the needed permit will cost you a lot more in lost time and expensive fines from DOT or State Highway Patrol. We are here to help you get the permits you need, providing you peace of mind that your load will get delivered on time, within-budget, and without much hassle.
Turn Around Time
We have spent years in developing best practices for the fastest permit turnaround times. The average for Temporary Fuel (IFTA) Permits, is 1.5-2 hours. Give us a call, if you have questions about a specific State turnaround time.
When it comes to permitting, our team has written the book (seriously - it's on Amazon). Regulations change often, sometimes for the better and sometimes for the worse. As trusted partners for thousands of carriers, we keep up to date on all regulations that impact transport of over-dimensional loads. Our knowledge and expertise prevents financial loss, as we are able to suggest best route options and just overall be there for you and your company.