Idaho Commercial Truck Registration Report uri icon



  • The state of Idaho has experienced significant structural changes in both process and implementation of the commercial truck registration system as a result of the case settlement between the American Trucking Association and the state in 1999. The overall purpose of this report is to extend and finalize the evaluation in the Idaho Weight Distance Conversion Study, initiated by Dr. James Jones for the National Institute for Advanced Transportation Technology (NIATT), and to undertake the following:

    • Analyze and compare Idaho Transportation Department's former and current truck tax system
    • Examine and analyse the impacts of the new truck tax structure on intra- and inter- state truck operations
    • Document and analyze the economic and administrative impacts of the new tax system on affected taxpayers
    • Recommend appropriate tax structure option and directions for Idaho
    • Summarize findings in a report to the NIATT
    • Deliver verbal reports to the Idaho Transportation Board and the Idaho State Legislature

publication date

  • March 2004



  • tax structure; revenue; highway construction; truck


report identifier

  • Report Budget KLK480 
    ITD Agreement #2001-063 
    NIATT #N04-05