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Commercial Vehicle Permits

Apply for your permit today! This section also contains information on the different types of permits available to commercial vehicles, commercial vehicle permit rules and regulations, axle weight information, escort guidelines and more.  

Vehicle Identification Inspections

The vehicle inspection program utilizes certified officers to help combat vehicle theft in Arizona. In most cases, these vehicles have been considered a total loss (salvage) and require an inspection to make sure the vehicle has been repaired and is properly equipped for highway use. A vehicle inspection is also required for vehicles with title or paperwork issues and vehicles that cannot be identified due to a missing vehicle identification number (VIN).

Registration Compliance

The Registration Compliance Program is responsible for investigating cases of Arizona's residents who fail to comply with Arizona's registration laws.

New Entrant Program

The New Entrant Motor Carrier Safety Program is designed to help new motor carrier operations understand the complex federal and state regulations that motor carriers are required to follow.

Fuel Tax Evasion Unit

Provides important information about the laws, fuel-fraud schemes and allows online reporting of suspected fraud or other noncompliance.


The Arizona Department of Transportation's Enforcement and Compliance Division is always looking for qualified candidates to fill its ranks.

Ports of Entry

Ports of entry monitor all commercial traffic entering Arizona for registration, taxes, size and weight restrictions, commercial driver license requirements, insurance requirements and equipment safety requirements, and issue permits as required.

Virtual Port Technology

The Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT) Enforcement and Compliance Division (ECD) is committed to the safe and efficient movement of goods and services through the State of Arizona. Through the use of technology, ADOT ECD is paving the way with the implementation of a new and innovative commercial truck screening system.

Office of Inspector General

This program conducts criminal and administrative investigations related to all facets of agency operations, including title, registration, and driver license fraud; titling of stolen vehicles; and licensed and unlicensed car dealer investigations, and provides a multitude of services to the law-enforcement community throughout the nation.

Border Liaison Unit

This unit works together with the Motor Carrier Industry and provides multiple topic workshops and instructional classes to promote and ensure the safe efficient movement of people, goods and services through our southern international ports of entry while promoting compliance with all applicable state and federal laws and regulations.

Rest Area Locations

Provides information about Arizona's rest areas, including a location map.


ECD News

End sex trafficking
By pledging to work with the U.S. Department of Transportation and other transportation agencies across the country, we reaffirm our commitment to ending human trafficking.

commercial vehiclePHOENIX – To help freight move efficiently while ensuring that commercial vehicles can operate safely on state highways, the Arizona Department of Transportation has expanded its use of technology that screens moving trucks for weight and identif

PHOENIX – A group dedicated to law enforcement coordination between Arizona and Sonora has honored the director of the Arizona Department of Transportation’s Enforcement and Compliance Division for promoting international partnership and trade through initiatives such as first-of-its-kind safety training offered to truckers and companies in Mexico.ecd-director-tim-lane-receives-award

PHOENIX – Two years after launching a first-of-its-kind truck safety training program for drivers and companies in Mexico, the Arizona Department of Transportation has added refresher instruction for those who have been through the program.