Vehicle Classifications

Paying By Axles or Shape and Size of Vehicle
Vehicle classes for the TEXpress Lanes will vary by the project and the corridor. Some TEXpress Lanes in the system will base their pricing on axle counts while others will determine their rates by vehicle shape and size.

Axle-Based Tolling

Most TEXpress Lanes within the system utilize axle-based toll rates. This means the toll you pay is based on the number of axles on your vehicle.

Paying By Shape and Size of Vehicle

Unlike other North Texas toll roads, toll prices on the LBJ TEXpress Lanes and the NTE TEXpress Lanes vary by the shape and size of the vehicle you drive, not the number of axles. These two roadways are the only TEXpress Lanes in the system that do not use axle-based vehicle classifications. For example, motorcycles, cars, SUVs, most vans and pickup trucks pay the same price. Large and extra-large trucks pay a slightly higher toll price on these TEXpress Lanes.

Vehicle Classes for LBJ and NTE TEXpress Lanes

Shape Examples Vehicles and Users Info Size Price
  Exempt Vehicles     0.0
Class 12
HOV and Motorcycles
Applies only during peak periods with the use of the Drive On TEXpress mobile or web app:
6:30 a.m. to 9 a.m., and 3 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., Monday through Friday

HOV drivers (with a minimum of one additional passenger) and motorcycles with valid TollTags, TxTags or EZ TAGs must open a Drive On TEXpress account and activate their HOV 2+ status via the Drive On mobile or web app 15 minutes prior to using the TEXpress Lanes
  Base Toll Rate x 0.5 (50% off)
Class 12
Single Occupant Vehicles:
Passenger Car
Pickup Truck
Small Van
SUV
Motorcycle
Includes HOV and motorcycles during non-peak periods Not larger than:
7 feet high, or
20 feet long, or
8.5 feet wide
Base Toll Rate x 1
Class 13
Single Occupant Vehicles
+ 1 or More Trailers
A Single Occupant Vehicle pulling a trailer Combined dimensions do not exceed:
14 feet in height, or
73.5 feet in length, or
8.5 feet in width
Base Toll Rate x 2
Class 14
Large Trucks
Larger than a Single Occupant Vehicle and includes:
Buses
Recreational Vehicles
Not larger than:
14 feet high, or
46 feet long, or
8.5 feet wide
Base Toll Rate x 3
Class 15
Extra-Large Trucks
Larger than a Large Truck,
but not larger than a Special Permit Vehicle
Dimensions do not exceed:
14 feet in height, or
73.5 feet in length, or
8.5 feet in width
Base Toll Rate x 4
Class 16
Large or Extra-Large
Trucks + 1 Trailer
A Large or Extra-Large Truck pulling a trailer Dimensions do not exceed:
14 feet in height, or
73.5 feet in length, or
8.5 feet in width
Base Toll Rate x 4
Class 17
Large Trucks or
Extra-Large Trucks +
More Than 1 Trailer
A Large or Extra-Large Truck pulling more than one trailer Combined dimensions do not exceed:
14 feet in height, or
73 feet in length, or
8.5 feet in width
Base Toll Rate x 5
Class 18
Special Vehicle or Special Permit
Larger than a Truck or a Special Permit Vehicle Larger than:
14 feet high, or
73 feet long, or
8.5 feet wide, or
weighs more than 80,000 pounds, or
Special Permit
Call 214-960-5711