All IFTA jurisdictions have
granted carriers a two-month grace period from the Dec. 31 deadline
of the IFTA program implementation to display the IFTA license and
decal. Carriers must continue to maintain the proper credentials
for traveling in member jurisdictions until they display the valid
IFTA license and decals.
if you were leased to a company in 2001, but will be leased to another
company in 2002," said Bob McKee, executive director for International
Fuel Tax Association Inc. "The decal for 2001 will not be valid
after the grace period. You could be cited if you don't have
documentation in the cab for 2002."
Carriers must display one
of the following to travel through IFTA member jurisdictions through
Feb. 28, 2002: a valid 2002 IFTA license and two IFTA decals issued
by an IFTA member jurisdiction; a valid 2001 IFTA license and two
IFTA decals from a jurisdiction that was an IFTA member during 2001;
or a valid trip permit issued by the IFTA member jurisdiction through
which they are operating. Member jurisdictions include the 48 states
and 10 Canadian provinces.
-- Keith Goble