North Carolina Trucking Industry

Nicknamed “The Tar Heel State”, North Carolina is located midway on the East coast of Atlantic Ocean and plays a vital role in the transportation and logistics industry. In 2017, one in 16 jobs in North Carolina is trucking related, with 86% of NC communities depending exclusively on trucks to move goods.


Heavy Vehicle Use Tax (HVUT) is the annual tax assessed on heavy vehicles based on the gross weight equal to or more than 55,000 pounds operating on public highways.


The International Fuel Tax Agreement (IFTA) is an agreement to collect and redistribute to the respective jurisdictions the fuel usage taxes of carriers passing through more than one jurisdiction in provinces of Canada and the United States.


Learn more about North Carolina Oversize and Overweight Permits, as well as Temporary and Fuel Permits.


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Free IFTA Fuel Tax Calculator

Instantly calculate the IFTA (International Fuel Tax Agreement) Tax for the North Carolina in your smartphone or tablet. ExpressIFTA, the IFTA reporting software offers this IFTA calculator app solution with tax rate updates and 100% accuracy. Choose your base jurisdiction, IFTA quarter and fuel type. Enter the miles driven and fuel used per state and check how much you owe for the current quarter. Easily print or email the displayed amount for the selected quarter.