Keeping You In Compliance with Weight-Distance Taxes

There are a handful of states — Connecticut, Kentucky, Oregon, New Mexico, and New York — that assess carriers with a “weight-distance” tax. These state-specific weight-distance taxes are in addition to the heavy vehicle use tax (HVUT), IFTA, and IRP. If you’re operating a truck in one of these states, we can help.

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Connecticut Highway Use Fee Permit

As of January 1, 2023, a Highway Use Fee will be imposed on certain carriers for the privilege of operating, or causing to be operated, certain heavy, multi-unit motor vehicles on any highway (i.e., public road) in Connecticut. The Connecticut Highway Use Fee is calculated based on an eligible motor vehicle’s weight and the number of miles driven in Connecticut. The per-mile fee rate increases based on the carrier’s gross weight, ranging from (1) 2.5 cents per mile for vehicles weighing 26,000-28,000 pounds (lbs.) to (2) 17.5 cents per mile for vehicles weighing more than 80,000 lbs. To learn more about the Connecticut Highway Use Fee and obtaining a permit, click here.

NEWS: Connecticut Shifts From Monthly to Quarterly for Highway Use Fee Returns

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Kentucky Mileage Permits

If you’re operating motor vehicles interstate or intrastate in Kentucky with a combined license weight in excess of 59,999 pounds, you’re subject to Kentucky’s weight-distance (KYU) tax. What does that mean? It means you need to obtain a KYU license. Looking for a Kentucky trip permit, we can help!

Oregon Mileage Permit

Oregon’s mileage tax is assessed against all carriers, private and for-hire, operating both intrastate and interstate with vehicles having a combined weight over 26,000 pounds. If you’re subject to the tax, it’s paid based on your vehicle’s declared weight and the distance in which the vehicle travels in Oregon. The declared weight is the heaviest weight at which the vehicle will operate in Oregon. The vehicle’s registration weight may be higher than the declared weight, but the declared weight cannot be higher than the registration weight.

Note that if you’re transporting items including but not limited to logs, poles, wood chips, sawdust, sand, gravel, rock and dirt, you can pay the weight-distance tax on a flat monthly basis. Farm vehicles operating intrastate for-hire also have the option of paying a flat monthly tax. Looking for a Oregon trip permit, we can help!

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New Mexico Mileage Permit

New Mexico assesses a weight-distance tax on non-IRP plated vehicles with a declared gross vehicle weight (DGVW) between 12,001-26,000 pounds, and all motor vehicles with a DGVW over 26,000 pounds. However, if your vehicle has IRP plates and a DGVW between 12,001-26,000 pounds, then a New Mexico mileage permit is not required.

If you’re operating on New Mexico highways, you must register, report and pay weight distance taxes quarterly, or be subject to the trip tax each time you enter or exit the state. The weight-distance tax is computed by multiplying the miles traveled in New Mexico by the applicable tax rate. Looking for a New Mexico fuel permit, we can help!

New York Permit

Click here to learn all about the New York Highway Use Tax (HUT) and our NY HUT permit service.

Frequently Asked Questions

Check out our Vehicle Size and Weights Guidelines Manual here.