Oklahoma Trucking Industry

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Oklahoma, the Sooner State moved 68.1% of the state’s freight using trucks in 2009, according to the Oklahoma Department of Transportation.

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

Trucking Drives the Economy


In 2011, Oklahoma's trucking industry provided 76,250 jobs or one out of 15 in the state. Oklahoma's total trucking industry wages paid in 2011 exceeded $3.1 billion, with an average annual trucking industry salary of $40,451. In May 2011, the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in the United States reported that truck drivers, heavy and light tractor-trailer, delivery drivers, held 30,020 jobs with a base annual salary of $34,050.

Small Business Emphasis:

During 2012, there were over 11,220 small and locally owned trucking companies in Oklahoma served by a wide range of both large and small supporting businesses.

Transportation of Essential Products:

Over 75% of Oklahoma communities move their goods using trucks. Trucks transported 87% of the state's total manufactured tonnage in 2010 or 253,738 tons per day.

Trucking pays the Freight

As an Industry:

In 2009, Oklahoma's trucking industry paid approximately $482 million in federal and state roadway taxes. The industry paid 39% of all taxes owed by Oklahoma motorists, despite trucks representing only 16% of the state's vehicle miles traveled.

Individual Companies:

In January 2013, a typical combination of five-axle tractor-semitrailer paid $3,081 in state highway use taxes in addition to $8,906 in federal use taxes. These taxes were over and above the standard taxes paid by Oklahoma's businesses.

Roadway Use:

In 2008, Oklahoma had 113,323 miles of public roads over which all motorists traveled 49 billion miles, and the truckers traveled 7.6 billion miles.

Manufactured tonnage data given by IHS Global Insight

Oklahoma HVUT


HVUT is the Heavy Highway Vehicle Use Tax assessed annually by the IRS on operating heavy vehicles on public highways with the registered gross weights equal to 55,000 pounds or more.

Oklahoma Permits


Vehicles need proper permits to enter into the jurisdictions other than their base jurisdiction.

Oklahoma IFTA


IFTA is the International Fuel Tax Agreement signed among the 48 lower states of the United States and the 10 Canada Provinces bordering the US, to make the fuel reporting simple for the carriers who operate their qualified motor vehicles in more than two IFTA jurisdictions.

Oklahoma Resources


Find additional information and helpful links on Oklahoma's trucking industry here.

Get Truck Tax Reminders On Time

Get Truck Tax Reminders On Time

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