Texas IFTA (TX Fuel)

State Pricing for Fuel Trip Permits

State of Texas 20-Day Fuel Trip Permit - $89.50

A motor carrier that enters Texas with a qualified motor vehicle no more than five times in a calendar year can buy a fuel trip permit for each entry into Texas instead of obtaining an IFTA license or interstate trucker license.

A fuel trip permit is valid for only one entry into Texas and only for 20 days from the date recorded on the permit.

The fuel trip permit costs $50 plus any processing fees associated with the application.

Coast2Coast and the State of Texas do not provide refunds.

IFTA General Information

The International Fuel Tax Agreement (IFTA) is a base state fuel tax agreement.   Any person based in a member jurisdiction operating a qualified motor vehicle(s) in two or more member jurisdictions is required to license under this agreement or purchase fuel trip permits for travel in member jurisdictions.

Qualified Motor Vehicle - a motor vehicle used, designed or maintained for the transportation of persons or property and:

  • Having two axles and a gross vehicle weight or registered gross vehicle weight exceeding 26,000 pounds or 11,797 kilograms; or
  • Having three or more axles regardless of weight; or
  • Used in combination when the weight of such combination exceeds 26,000 pounds or 11,797 kilograms gross vehicle weight or registered gross vehicle weight. Qualified vehicles do not include recreational vehicles.

Farm vehicles, special mobile equipment and buses are subject to IFTA Licensing requirements if they meet the gross vehicle weight or axle criteria and cross state lines.

Any motor carrier whose base jurisdiction is Texas and operates one or more qualified motor vehicles in at least one other IFTA member jurisdiction must apply for Texas IFTA credentials or fuel trip permits must be obtained to travel through member jurisdictions according to the regulations of each member jurisdiction.

If a qualified motor vehicle does not participate in IFTA, then a 0-day temporary (fuel) trip permit must be purchased to travel in the state of TX.


Penalties could include the following:

  • Fines of $100 to $500

  • Vehicle Seizure

  • You may be required to purchase a permit before continuing with your journey.


Instant Permits provides a fast and easy way to obtain your trip permits. Not in your office? No problem, with Instant Permits you can get your permits sent where ever you need. Instant Permits also provides access to all of your past orders for record keeping.

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Instant Permits

Instant permits can be obtained online safely and securely. Simply give the required informationonline, and you can print the permit instantly, or you can have it emailed or faxed. This method is extremely beneficial if you are on the go or need to obtain a permit quickly. Company and vehicle information will be required to receive an instant permit. The following information will be required by state law:


  • Address

  • City

  • Company Name

  • State

  • Zip


  • Base State

  • License #

  • Make

  • Operator/Driver

  • Owner/Lessee

  • Unit #

  • VIN

  • Year

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