Trucking permits are mandatory in terms to collect taxes from interstate truckers for fuel and miles operated over the highways of the United States. Each state may have a different tax rate on the fuel purchased and miles driven.
Whatever truck that is over 26,001 lbs or in combination over 26,001 lbs must gain permission when traveling across state lines. Truckers can choose to get temporary permits or order annual permits, which expire Dec. 31 of each year and temporary permits are typically good for 3 to 10 days. Truckers must also have license tags or temporary permits that allow you to cross state lines. Truck license Tags are valid for different durations based on the state of issue.
License and Permit Checklist for Starting a Trucking Company
#1 Get a Commercial Driver’s License.
#2 Apply for Your Federal DOT and Motor Carrier Authority Numbers.
#3 Complete Your Unified Carrier Registration (UCR)
#4 Get an International Registration Plan (IRP) Tag.
#5 Understand Heavy Use Tax Regulations.
#6 Obtain an International Fuel Tax Agreement (IFTA) Decal.