Welcome to Florida Truck Tax!
Your one stop for information relating to the Trucking Industry!
Nicknamed “The Sunshine State,” while Florida is only the 26th largest state in the U.S. it ranks 4th highest population in the country. Being a coastal state, Florida’s trucking industry plays a crucial in the economy. Commercial vehicle operations are a vital part of Florida's economy. The commercial motor vehicle industry brings Florida's citizens and visitors the goods they need to and from market.
Trucking is the primary mode for freight shipment in the state in terms of overall tonnage. 1992 trucking statistics indicate that 70% of all manufactured goods were hauled by trucks. This represents more than twice the tonnage hauled by all other modes of transport. The most prevalent use of truck hauling was for trade and construction. Trucks carried 325 million tons of goods, an increase of 35% from a decade before. During the same time, 1982-1992, gross state output increased 44%.
FLORIDA IS NOT A PORT OF ENTRY STATE. ALL PERMITS MUST BE PURCHASED PRIOR TO ENTERING THE STATE. PERMITS ARE NOT SOLD AT SCALES EXCEPT IN CONJUNCTION WITH VIOLATIONS!!
HVUT is the heavy vehicle use tax that is a fee assessed annually on heavy vehicles operating on public highways at registered gross weights equal to or exceeding 55,000 pounds.