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What is a trip permit?
When do I need a trip permit?
- A trip permit grants temporary registration of a commercial or private carrier in a state or province where the carrier is not apportioned (state or province not listed with weight on cab card). 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 in which you are not registered or apportioned and typically when any one 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.
- Operating a commercially licensed vehicle in Arizona, California, or Connecticut regardless of weight/axles.
- Operating a commercially licensed vehicle in Nevada in excess of 10,000 lbs.
Dependent on the jurisdiction, exceptions/exemptions may negate the need for a trip permit:
- Farm, dealer, government, charter plated units
- Vehicle bob-tailing or unladen combination
- Self-propelled vehicles: cranes, fire trucks, etc.