Prorate Licensing

The cost of a prorate license depends on two factors:

  • The fee schedule in each jurisdiction in which your vehicles travel;
  • The percent traveled in each jurisdiction of the total miles that your vehicles travel.

Because fees vary widely among jurisdictions, two carriers licensed in the same jurisdictions but differing in the proportion of miles traveled in each jurisdiction could have different licensing costs. For example, assume that vehicles of carrier “A” travel 80 percent of their miles in jurisdictions whose fee schedules are high and 20 percent of their miles in jurisdictions whose fees are low. In contrast, carrier “B’s” vehicles travel the same jurisdictions, but 80 percent of their miles are in jurisdictions whose fees are low and only 20 percent are in jurisdictions whose fees are high. If their vehicles are comparable, carrier “A” will pay a higher prorate license fee than will carrier “B”.

  • Individual jurisdictions may base their fees on:
  • The weight of the vehicle;
  • Its model year;
  • Its value;
  • Some combination of weight, model year and value.

Because of these variations, the cost of a prorate license cannot be calculated without information from carriers about the number of miles their vehicles travel in each jurisdiction as well as specific vehicle information such as the weight, model year and value of their vehicles. This information is collected as part of the licensing process.

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