Idaho Trucking Industry

The State of Idaho achieving the expansion in the trucking industry in spite of having long open stretched roads, occasionally blocked mountain roads of an avalanche and uncertain weather conditions. Idaho’s diverse driving conditions is a challenge for many truck drivers and keeps them motivated.


The Idaho provides 35,950 jobs in the trucking industry or one out of 14 in the state. In 2010, the total trucking industry wages paid in Idaho exceeded $1.4 billion with an average annual trucking industry salary of $39,832. In May 2010, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) reported that truck drivers, heavy, tractor-trailer and light, delivery drivers, held 15,230 jobs with a mean annual salary of $30,825.

Small Business Emphasis:

Idaho has over 3,810 trucking companies which are mostly small, locally owned businesses and are served by a wide range of both large and small supporting companies.

Transportation of Essential Products:

Trucks transport 89% of the state's total manufactured tonnage or 156,822 tons per day.

Over 72% of Idaho communities exclusively use trucks to move their goods.

As an Industry:

The Idaho trucking industry pays approximately $245 million in federal and state roadway taxes and fees. The industry paid 47% of all taxes and fees owed by Idaho motorists, despite only 12% of vehicle miles traveled by the trucks in the state.

Individual Companies:

In 2011, a five-axle tractor semitrailer combination paid $7,389 of state's highway user fees and taxes in addition to $8,906 of federal, which were over the regular taxes paid by businesses in Idaho.

Roadway Use:

Idaho had 47,790 miles of public roads over which 15 billion miles are traveled by motorists and only 1.9 billion miles by trucks.

Manufactured tonnage data provided by IHS Global Insight

Idaho HVUT


HVUT is the Heavy Highway Vehicle Use Tax paid to the IRS annually on heavy vehicles operated on public highways with a registered gross weight of 55,000 pounds or more.

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Idaho IFTA


Motor carriers who operate their qualified vehicle in more than one jurisdiction require an IFTA license to make their fuel use tax reporting simple. IFTA is the international fuel tax agreement covering both Canada and the U.S states.

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Idaho Permits


Find more information on Oversize and Overweight Permits, Temporary Trip and Fuel Permits for the Idaho state.

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Idaho Resources


Find more information and helpful links here on IFTA, IRP, UCR, FMSCA, and more.

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Reminder App for Transportation Professionals

Get to know your truck taxes due date on time!

Pay your truck taxes using RigMinders on time. This app tracks and reminds the due dates to file Form 2290, Idaho IFTA, permits, license renewals etc. Whether you are an owner for a single vehicle or a fleet, RigMinders updates the accurate information on taxes for your business. You can choose to send alerts via email, text and push notifications, and its frequency can also be customized.