Penske offers licensing services for your contract equipment. Vehicles that do not travel in two or more jurisdictions will be licensed in their domiciled jurisdiction, in most applications. Vehicles that meet the definition of a qualified vehicle* and regularly travel in two or more jurisdictions will receive an apportioned license plate under the International Registration Plan (IRP). These vehicles may travel into all states and provinces; however, each account is administered from its base jurisdiction. Customers must still log and submit distance traveled in each jurisdiction for the purpose of renewal. See Penske's submission instructions for details.
Determination of Fees for Apportioned Registration
For further clarification, refer to this License Apportionment Fees Example which shows how fees are calculated for a tractor based in Pennsylvania and traveling in Pennsylvania, Maryland, Virginia and Tennessee.
Refer to irponline.org for current fee schedules by weight class.
Please be sure to submit distance to Penske on a regular basis to ensure timely, accurate reporting to respective jurisdictions and fee calculations. Please see Penske's submission instructions for more details.
* The plan defines an apportionable vehicle as any vehicle that is used or intended for use in two or more member jurisdictions and that is used for the transportation of persons for hire or designed, used, or maintained primarily for the transportation of property, and:
Exceptions: recreational vehicles, vehicles displaying restricted plates, or government-owned vehicles.
Optional: trucks or truck tractors, or combinations of vehicles having a gross vehicle weight of 26,000 pounds (11,793.401 kilograms), or less.
A fuel tax and/or distance tax permit indicates to law enforcement that a carrier has an established tax account to report and pay respective fuel and/or distance taxes.
Weight Distance – The following states impose distance taxes based on weight:
Fuel – The following states impose a tax based on fuel purchases or use:
Trip – Permits may be required for base plated vehicles to travel into neighboring jurisdictions. Call Penske's Fleet Services Customer Support team at 800-526-0664 to assist with securing trip permits.
IFTA – The International Fuel Tax Agreement (IFTA) enables participating jurisdictions to act cooperatively and provide mutual assistance in the administration and collection of motor fuels use taxes. All contiguous U. S. states (except Oregon) and ten Canadian provinces impose a motor fuels use tax on qualified vehicles.** IFTA reporting is performed quarterly based on calendar quarter operations. Tax rates are set by each jurisdiction. Fuel use tax calculation is based on Fleet MPG.
Determination of Fuel Use Taxes
For further clarification, refer to this Fuel Use Taxes Example which shows the fuel use tax calculation for a fleet of IFTA qualified vehicles that travel in four states.
Refer to iftach.org for fuel use tax rates.
** A qualified vehicle is defined by IFTA as a vehicle that travels inter-jurisdictionally and:
New Mexico and Oregon utilize this vehicle criteria to determine vehicle activity that qualifies for reporting under their respective Weight Distance tax programs, the difference being that intrastate activity qualifies as well.
Via United States Postal Service (USPS)
Penske Truck Leasing Co., L.P.
Dept. R – Attn: DTR Dept.
P.O. Box 981056
El Paso, TX 79998-1056
Via Other Couriers or Overnight Mailing Services
Penske DTRs/Brokers Logistics, LTD
1000 Hawkins Blvd., Suite A
El Paso, TX 79915-1205
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