Allied Permits, a Kansas City, Mo.-based company specializing in providing fuel and trip permits for the transportation industry, announced it has expanded its operations into Michigan.
“Michigan is virtually synonymous with vehicles and transportation, and its position as a main border crossing to Canada is pivotal to the industry,” says Vince Carney, founder and president of Allied Permits. “It’s for these reasons that we are so excited to be expanding our service to the state of Michigan on Allied Permits and the AlliedPermits.com platform.”
According to the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT), 37 percent of the $526 billion of annual trade between the U.S. and Canada flows through the state’s borders.
In addition, MDOT has a five-year transportation plan to continue investing in the state’s infrastructure through various initiatives such as highway and bridge projects, including the $4.7 billion Gordie Howe International Bridge now under construction that will span Detroit and Windsor. It is scheduled to open in late 2024.
Commercial trucks that frequently travel across state lines will often carry an International Fuel Tax Agreement (IFTA) decal as well as an International Registration Plan (IRP). These agreements ensure that each state or municipality receives their fair share of registration and fuel tax without requiring trucks to register in every region.
In Michigan, trip and fuel permits are required by any vehicles with three or more axles, or any vehicles over 26,000 pounds as well as vehicles traveling in multiple IFTA member jurisdictions. These permits are required to avoid expensive fines for non-compliance.
Allied permits offers a completely paperless platform, online permit deliveries that occur in minutes, and a fully U.S.-based support team.
To learn more about the progress of the Gordie Howe International Bridge, read DBusiness magazine’s feature story here.