TO: Maryland State Police, Maryland Transportation Authority Police and Maryland Motor Carrier Enforcement Officers
FROM: Richard A. Carey, Director, Motor Fuel Tax Bureau
SUBJECT: Motor Carrier Decals
DATE: February 27, 2002
International Fuel Tax Agreement (IFTA) Decals:
- The annual IFTA 2-month credentials grace period will expire at midnight on Thursday, February 28, 2002.
- Beginning March 1, 2002, valid 2002 IFTA decals and an IFTA license must be displayed on all interstate qualifying vehicles. Citations should then be issued for failure to display proper IFTA credentials on interstate vehicles.
Maryland Non-IFTA Intrastate Motor Carriers:
- Qualifying vehicles that display Maryland tags and travel 100 percent within Maryland are not required to display a Maryland non-IFTA decal or cab card and should not be issued citations.
- Qualifying vehicles that do not display Maryland tags should be issued citations when they do not display valid 2002 IFTA decals and IFTA license when traveling in Maryland.
Questions may be directed to the Motor Fuel Tax Bureau at 410-260-7215 or toll free within Maryland at 1-888-784-0142.