Trucking and Transportation Services

Trucking and Transportation Services

The Trucking and Transportation Services Starter Kit provides information on operating a trucking or transportation company in Kansas.  The kit is not intended to serve as legal or tax advice and should not be taken as such.  If you have any legal or tax questions, please consult an attorney, accountant, or business counselor for additional guidance.  In addition to the information provided below, review the steps necessary for Starting a Business in Kansas.


The Kansas Corporation Commission (KCC) regulates commercial trucking in Kansas.  The KCC provides licensing information, safety requirements, FAQs and much more on its website.

Register your commercial motor vehicle with the Kansas Department of Revenue.

Obtain a Kansas Commercial Driver’s License here.

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration oversees safety requirements for commercial transportation nationwide.  Information about both driver and vehicle safety can be found here.

Use K-TRIPS to plan routes and acquire permits for oversize loads.  K‐TRIPS is used by Motor Carriers and Permit Services to create and maintain company accounts and to create permit applications for Oversize/Overweight (OS/OW) travel within the State of Kansas.  It provides access to safe and legal routes based on the vehicle and load dimensions and weight for such travel.


The Kansas Turnpike Authority has information on using the Kansas Turnpike, from Wichita through Topeka and Lawrence to Kansas City.

Related Documents & Forms

The Kansas Department of Revenue has documents for Commercial Driver’s Licenses and Commercial Motor Vehicle Registration.

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration provides documents and regulations to ensure safety when conducting commercial transportation.

Licenses and Permits

The Kansas Department of Revenue has information covering applying for a Commercial Driver’s License and Commercial Motor Vehicle Registration.

Use K-TRIPS to acquire permits for oversize loads.