Texas – Trip Permit Regulation Amended

SALT Report 3055 – The Texas Comptroller amended Rule §3.437, to remove outdated references regarding the use of trip permits. Rule §3.437 allows a person who enters the State for commercial purposes with a motor vehicle that has two axles and weighs in excess of 26,000 pounds; or has three or more axles and weighs in excess of 26,000 pounds, to purchase a temporary trip permit, instead of the typically required interstate trucker license issued under the International Fuel Tax Agreement, if the person will not enter the State more than 5 times in a calendar year.  Additionally, the amended regulation deleted language that restricted these provisions to motor fuel transactions that took place on or after January 1, 2004.

The amendments to the regulation were effective October 1, 2013.

For Further Information

Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts – 34 TAC §3.437