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FLORIDA TRIP PERMIT REQUIREMENTS

A Florida IRP Trip Permit is required for any vehicle that is operating in Florida with a non-IRP registration issued in a jurisdiction other than Florida.. The Florida IRP Trip Permit is valid for ten (10) days for a fee of $30.00 (plus wire service fees) and is available through one of the various wire service companies.

Out-of-state carriers MUST secure a Trip Permit prior to entering the State of Florida. The Trip Permit must remain with the vehicle while in the state. Florida-based carriers that do not have an IRP registration and need to travel in another jurisdiction, must either contact that jurisdiction to obtain a trip permit, or register their vehicle under the IRP in Florida.

HUNTER PERMIT REQUIREMENTS

A Hunter Permit is a limited permit, available to a Florida-based owner-operator who does not have an IRP registration and is between Lessors, in search of employment. The Hunter Permit will allow an operator to move his empty truck or truck tractor from place to place as needed. In other words, it allows an owner-operator the ability to move his vehicle from jurisdiction-to- jurisdiction without carrying a load.

Hunter Permits are valid for ten (10) days for a fee of $5.00. You must contact the Bureau of Commercial Vehicle and Driver Services at (850) 617-3711 to obtain a Hunter Permit. Florida will recognize a valid Hunter Permit issued by another jurisdiction and will allow the carrier to travel in Florida without the purchase of a “Florida” Hunter Permit. In addition, other jurisdictions recognize valid “Florida” Hunter Permits. The Hunter Permit must remain with the vehicle described.

TEMPORARY FUEL USE PERMIT REQUIREMENTS

Vehicles subject to the provisions of Chapter 207, Florida Statutes, (fuel taxes) must secure an International Fuel Tax Agreement (IFTA) decal or a Temporary Fuel Use Permit before operating over Florida highways or the highways of any IFTA jurisdiction.

Temporary Fuel Use Permits are available to motor carriers through the various wire service companies.

More detailed information regarding IFTA can be found in Florida’s International Fuel Tax Agreement Trucking Manual, Form HSMV 85920, available on our website at http://www.flhsmv.gov/dmv/forms/bmcs/85920.pdf.

TYPES OF OPERATIONS

A carrier’s type of operation determines the amount of insurance coverage that is required. The following information will assist the carrier in determining the correct type of operation.

  • For-Hire Owner-Operator

Owner-Operator means an equipment lessor who leases his vehicle equipment with a driver to a motor carrier. An owner-operator may choose to register an apportioned vehicle in his or her own name, or in the motor carrier’s name. In either case, the registrant is responsible for maintaining accurate records to support their operation.

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