Kansas Trucking Industry

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The American Transportation Research Institute (ATRI), a part of the American Trucking Associations (ATA) released the following information on how Kansas’ trucking industry relates to the state's economy:

Trucking Drives the Economy

Employment: In the year 2011, the Kansas trucking industry provided 69,670 jobs or one out of 15 in the state. Total trucking industry salary paid in Kansas in 2010 exceeded $3 billion with an average annual trucking industry salary of $42,539. The US Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) reported that the truck drivers, heavy tractor-trailer and delivery drivers had 26,310 jobs with a mean annual salary of $33,410 in May 2010.

Small Business Emphasis: In the year 2011, there were over 7,520 small and locally owned Kansas' trucking companies supported by the wide range of small and large businesses.

Transportation of Essential Products: Trucks transported 84% of the state's total manufactured tonnage in 2010 or 262,896 tons per day.* Over 49% of Kansas populations depend solely on trucks to transport the goods.

Trucking Pays the freight

As an Industry: In the year 2009, Kansas' trucking industry paid approximately $435 million in federal and state roadway taxes and fees. The industry paid 45% of all taxes and fees owed by Kansas motorists, despite only 12% of vehicle miles traveled by the trucks in the state.

Individual Companies: In January 2011, a regular five-axle tractor with a semitrailer combination paid $6,090 in state highway use fees and taxes in addition to $8,906 in federal use fees and taxes. The taxes were over and above the typical taxes paid by Kansas' businesses.

In 2008, Kansas had 140,611 miles of public roads over which the motorists traveled 30 billion miles and the trucks traveled for 3.6 billion miles.

*Manufactured tonnage data had given by IHS Global Insight

Kansas HVUT


Heavy Vehicle Use Tax (HVUT) is the tax collected annually from the owners for operating heavy vehicles on public highways with a registered gross weight of 55,000 pounds or more.

Kansas IFTA


International Fuel Tax Agreement (IFTA) is a tax collection agreement among the 48 US States and the 10 Canadian Provinces to lessen the burden of truckers on fuel usage reporting, who operate their vehicle in more than two IFTA member jurisdictions.

Kansas Permits


Find more information on various permits like Oversize and Overweight Permits, as well as Temporary Trip and Fuel Permits required in the trucking industry.

Kansas Resources


Find additional information and helpful links on the trucking industry here.

Get Truck Tax Reminders On Time

RigMinder, a reminder application serves the truckers to get reminded on important activities like when to file, where to file, or which truck to file for. It also alerts the truckers on the tax filing deadlines for Form 2290, Kansas HVUT, Kansas IFTA, Permit Renewals, and even more.