Most states require every vehicle that drives in and through it to have certain permits, depending on the circumstances. For carriers, this means that they should have International Registration Plan Permits (IRP) as well as International Fuel Tax Agreement (IFTA) for the intended state of travel. The good news is that, if you’re just staying for a few days in these states or simply just passing through, you don’t need to apply for IRP and IFTA licenses. You can apply for trip permits and temporary fuel permits, which are much easier to obtain.
Which States Require These Permits?
The answer is simple: most states do! If you’re not apportioned or permitted for the state that you are traveling into, you’ll most likely be asked to obtain a trip permit and/or a temporary fuel permit if your vehicle meets or exceeds certain criteria. If you’re not sure whether you should get these temporary permits or not, don’t worry since you can always get the help of a trusted permit company and let them guide you through the process.
When Should You Get Temporary Permits?
As mentioned above, you will be required to obtain a trip permit and/or a temporary fuel permit if your vehicle meets certain guidelines. We’ve listed these guidelines below:
- Trip permits are required for vehicles that have two axles as well as a gross or registered weight that exceeds 26,000 pounds.
This rule applies for most states, except for Arizona, California, Nevada, and New Mexico, which have the following regulations:
- New Mexico — Trip permits are required for vehicles that weigh more than 12,001 pounds or greater
- Nevada — These permits are required for vehicles that weigh more than 10,001 pounds or greater
- Arizona — All for-hire carriers, regardless of weight, need a trip permit if they have two axles
- California — All commercial vehicles, regardless of weight, need a trip permit. The only exception are commercial vehicles that are being used by the driver to haul their personal belongings.
- Trip permits are required for vehicles that have three or more axles regardless of vehicle weight.
- Trip permits are required for vehicles that are used in combination and have a gross or registered weight that goes beyond 26,000 pounds.
It’s important to note that some states have additional criteria and guidelines aside from those listed above. In New York, for example, all vehicles that weigh 18,000 pounds and above are required to have an NY Highway Use Tax (HUT). Tractor trailer units that are used to transport fuel should have an HUT for their power unit as well as an automotive fuel carrier (AFC) permit for their trailer.
Get in Touch with Our Team
Trip permits and temporary fuel permits are a must-have in most states. To find out if you need to get one for your vehicle, don’t hesitate to call Reliable Permit Solutions, LLC! We specialize in trip permits as well as oversize load transportation permits and more, and we are always ready to answer your questions and provide the assistance you need when it comes to obtaining trucking permits. Reach out to our team today!