Information on South Carolina Trip & Fuel Permits

Out-of-the Ordinary Service for Your Out-of-State Trips

If one of your vehicles is traveling interstate and isn’t registered under the International Registration Plan (IRP), you’ll need to order a temporary trip permit. 

A South Carolina trip permit is needed if your vehicle is traveling out of state and any of these apply:

  • Your vehicle isn’t registered under IRP
  • Your vehicle has 3 or more axles
  • Your vehicle has a gross vehicle or registered weight over 26,000 lbs.
  • Your tow vehicle and trailer have a combined gross vehicle or registered weight over 26,000 lbs.

South Carolina Trip and Fuel Permits must be obtained by calling 803-896-3870.

Fueling Your Company’s Compliance

If your vehicle doesn’t have an IFTA decal and license for the states or Canadian provinces it’ll be travelling in, you’ll likely need a fuel permit for that vehicle. 

You need a South Carolina fuel permit if your vehicle is traveling out of state and any of these apply:

  • Your vehicle is not registered under IFTA
  • Your power unit has 3 or more axles
  • Your power unit has 2 axles and a gross vehicle or registered weight over 26,000 lbs.
  • Your tow vehicle and trailer have a combined gross vehicle or registered weight over 26,000 lbs.

South Carolina Trip and Fuel Permits must be obtained by calling 803-896-3870.

J. J. Keller offers a full range of temporary permits

Oversize & Overweight Permits

A temporary permit is needed if your vehicle exceeds the legal size and weight limits:

•  80,000 lbs

•  13.5' high

•  53' long

•  8.5' wide

But, because the regulations aren't the same in every state, your best bet is to call and let us help.

Oversized Vehicle

Trip Permits

A temporary permit is needed if the following vehicles cross state lines without International Registration Plan (IRP) credentials:

Vehicles with gross weights, combined gross weights, or registered weights over 26,000 pounds;

A vehicle that has 3 or more axles regardless of weight.

Fuel Permits

A temporary permit is needed if the following vehicles cross state lines without IFTA credentials and license for the states or Canadian provinces it'll be traveling in:

Vehicles with 2 axles and gross weights, combined gross weights, or registered weights over 26,000 pounds;

A power unit that has 3 or more axles regardless of weight

Specialty Permits

A mileage permit may be needed when operating in KY, NM, NY, OR, & CT.

Highway Use Tax (HUT) permit may be needed when traveling in New York.

Other specialty permits may include a Georgia amber light permit, a New Jersey alcohol permit, or a Florida loading zone permit.

Have questions about your Fuel or Trip Permits? We can help!

Permit FAQs

Keller Experts are here 24/7 to help with your IFTA/IRP Set Up. Fill out the form or call 888.473.4638 and our authority experts can assist with your paperwork.

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