Truck Permit Frequently Asked Questions

If you have additional questions, please email us or call 800-231-5266.


When Are Truck Permits Required?

International Fuel Tax Agreement (IFTA)

Applies to all vehicles with:

  • 2 axles weighing over 26,000 pounds or
  • Vehicles with 3 or more axles regardless of weight, traveling in two or more states.

Note: When traveling to a state in which a vehicle does not hold an IFTA decal and license, a temporary fuel permit is needed.

International Registration Plan (IRP)

Applies to all vehicles with:

  • 2 axles weighing over 26,000 pounds or
  • Vehicles with 3 or more axles regardless of weight, traveling in two or more states.
Note: When traveling to a state in which a vehicle is not registered under IRP, a temporary trip permit is needed.

Oversize/Overweight Permits

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'
  • Overall weight exceeds 80,000 pounds.

Note: There are many determining factors when reviewing oversize/overweight permitting requirements. The above bullets are "general" guidelines. Please call us for more information at 800-231-5266.

Mileage Permit

When operating in KY, NM, NY, and OR, a vehicle may require a Mileage Permit in addition to fuel and trip permits.


How quickly can I get my permits?

Our average turnaround time for Fuel or Trip Permits is one hour. For Oversize and Overweight Permits, the average turnaround time is approximately three to four hours. All Oversize/Overweight applications must be reviewed by the applicable state which may cause some delays.


How do I know if I need an oversize or overweight permit?

In most cases, if the load is divisible, you do not qualify for an oversize or overweight permit.

A permit may be required if:

  • Overall height exceeds 13'6"
  • Overall width exceeds 8'6"
  • If trailer exceeds 48'
  • Overall weight exceeds 80,000#

There are many determining factors when reviewing oversize/overweight permitting requirements. The above bullets are "general" guidelines. Please contact our office for more information.


What are State Provisional Sheets?

When referencing oversize and overweight permitting, State provisional sheets are general state rules regarding transportation of an oversize or overweight load. Certain states require you to attach provisional sheets to your permit. Below are the states that require provisional sheets to be attached. Click on the state and print your provisional sheets as needed.

Note: you may also have restrictions outlined on your oversize/overweight permit which must be followed. Be sure to read those carefully.


How can I request temporary permits?

We provide you with a variety of options for placing your truck permit request.


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