OVERWEIGHT/OVERSIZE LOAD PERMITTING
If a vehicle is oversize or overweight, a temporary permit is needed for your vehicle. These oversize load permits authorize transportation despite being over the standard limitations regarding configuration and weight. Oversize load permits also contain routing information, travel regulations/restrictions, and safety requirements. There are many determining factors when reviewing overweight/oversize permitting requirements. If a vehicle is oversize or overweight, a temporary permit is needed. This permit authorizes movement according to vehicle configurations and weight. A permit may be required if:
- Overall height exceeds 13'6"
- Overall width exceeds 8'6"
- Trailer length exceeds 48 feet
- Overall weight exceeds 80,000 pounds
Requirements differ by locality, the above are "general" guidelines. Please call us for more information at (888) 949-4220.
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INTERNATIONAL REGISTRATION PLAN (IRP)
Apportioned vehicles must be registered under IRP. The Plan defines an apportion-able vehicle as: any vehicle that is used or intended for use in two or more member jurisdictions and that is used for the transportation of persons for hire or designed, used, or maintained primarily for the transportation of property, and:
- has two axles and a gross vehicle weight or registered gross vehicle weight in excess of 26,000 pounds (11,793.401 kilograms), or
- has three or more axles, regardless of weight, or
- is used in combination, when the gross vehicle weight of such combination exceeds 26,000 pounds (11,793.401 kilograms).
Exceptions: Recreational vehicles, vehicles displaying restricted plates, or government-owned vehicles.
Optional: Trucks or truck tractors, or combinations of vehicles having a gross vehicle weight of 26,000 pounds (11,793.401 kilograms), or less.
INTERNATIONAL FUEL TAX AGREEMENT (IFTA)
You qualify for an IFTA license if you operate your qualified motor vehicle in California and any other U.S. state or Canadian province that is a member of the International Fuel Tax Agreement.
A vehicle used or designed to transport people or property is a qualified motor vehicle if it:
- has three or more axles; or
- has two axles and a gross vehicle or registered gross vehicle weight of more than 26,000 pounds or 11,797 kilograms; or
- is used in a combination that has a combined or registered gross vehicle weight of more than 26,000 pounds or 11,797 kilograms. A recreational vehicle such as a motor home or a pickup with a camper is not considered a qualified motor vehicle when an individual uses it exclusively for personal pleasure. Vehicles used in connection with a business operation are not considered recreational.
If you operate a diesel-powered qualified motor vehicle whose interstate travel is restricted to Mexico and California, you do not qualify for an IFTA license. However, you would qualify for the Interstate User Diesel Fuel Tax (DI) License.
If you operate a qualified motor vehicle whose travel is restricted to California only, you are not required to hold an IFTA or DI license.
When operating in KY, NM, NY, and OR, a vehicle may require a Mileage Permit in addition to fuel and trip permits.
NEW YORK HUT CERTIFICATES/PERMITS
A HUT certificate of registration is required for any truck, tractor, or other self-propelled vehicle with a gross weight over 18,000 pounds. (If you elect to use the unloaded weight method to file your returns, a certificate is required for any truck with an unloaded weight over 8,000 pounds and any tractor with an unloaded weight over 4,000 pounds.)
NEVADA STATE TEMPORARY TRIP AND FUEL PERMITS
Out of state commercial vehicles with a Combined Gross Vehicle Weight Rating of 10,001 pounds or more are required to get a registration permit before entering the state. Fuel tax permits are required for vehicles 26,001 pounds or more or any vehicle with three or more axles.
UCR (UNIFIED CARRIER REGISTRATION) FILING FEES
The UCR Agreement is a base-state system, under which a UCR registrant pays UCR fees through its Base State on behalf of all the participating States. A UCR registrant shall select its Base State using the following hierarchy:
- If your principal place of business state as completed in Section 1 of the form is AK, AL, AR, CA, CO, CT, DE, GA, IA, ID, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, MA, ME, MI, MN, MO, MS, MT, NC, ND, NE, NH, NM, NY, OH, OK, PA, RI, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VA, WA, WI, or WV, you must use that state as your base state.
- If your principal place of business state is not one of those listed above but you have an office or operating facility located in one of those states, you must use that state as your base state.
- If you cannot select a base state using (I) or (II) above, you must select your base state from (I) above that is nearest your principal place of business or select your base state as follows:
- If your principal place of business state is DC, MD, NJ, or VT or the Canadian Province of ON, NB, NL, NS, PE, or QC, you may select one of the following states: CT, DE, MA, ME, NH, NY, PA, RI, VA, or WV.
- If your principal place of business state is FL or a state of Mexico, you may select one of the following states: AL, AR, GA, KY, LA, MS, NC, OK, SC, TN, or TX.
- If your principal place of business state is the Canadian Province of ON or MB, you may select one of the following states: IA, IL, IN, KS, MI, MN, MO, NE, OH, or WI.
- If your principal place of business state is AZ, HI, NV, OR, or WY, or the Canadian Province of AB, BC, MB, NT, NU, SK, or YT or a state of Mexico, you may select one of the following states: AK, CA, CO, ID, MT, ND, NM, SD, UT, or WA.