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What is a fuel permit?
When do I need a fuel permit?
A fuel permit grants temporary travel authority for a commercial or private carrier in a state or province where the carrier is not an active member of the IFTA (International Fuel Tax Agreement) program or does not have a current IFTA sticker. Please contact Transmit America® for state specific exemptions.
When is a trip permit not needed
When traveling from your base state/province into another jurisdiction with no IFTA sticker and typically when any of the following criteria apply:
- The gross vehicle/combination exceeds a registered weight of 26,000 lbs.
- The vehicle (power unit only) is traveling on 3 or more axles.
- The vehicle is returning to its base jurisdiction and has no IFTA sticker (not always).
Dependent on the state, some exceptions and exemptions may negate need for a fuel permit:
- Farm, dealer, government, charter plated units
- Vehicle bob-tailing or unladen combination
- Self-propelled vehicles: cranes, fire trucks, etc.
- Some states do not require a fuel re-entry permit when returning to your base state.
- Some states do not participate in the IFTA program and do not offer a temporary fuel permit. In these states it is suggested that fuel be purchased & a receipt be carried.