Governor Abbott Eases Restrictions On Truckers Bringing Fuel And Supplies Into The State

August 31, 2017 | Austin, Texas | Press Release

Governor Greg Abbott today issued a temporary waiver of the International Fuel Tax Agreement (IFTA), which will suspend requirements that trucking firms track and pay tax on the amount of fuel used in Texas when delivering needed relief supplies and fuel into the state. This suspension will expedite the process of getting needed relief supplies and fuel into the state and immediately reduce the cost and administrative burden getting these critical supplies across state lines. 
"As Texas begins the recovery process in the wake of Hurricane Harvey, it is important that Texans have access to much needed resources, including gasoline and fuel." said Governor Abbott. "Texans should rest assured that their state government is doing every possible to ensure the accessibility and affordability of the necessities allowing us to focus on the process of rebuilding together after this storm."