Interjurisdictional carriers operating qualified motor vehicles through New Brunswick must hold a valid International Fuel Tax Agreement (IFTA) licence and decals or must be in possession of single trip fuel permits.
The single trip fuel permit ensures that interjurisdictional carriers pay the New Brunswick Gasoline and Motive Fuel Tax on fuel that is consumed while travelling in New Brunswick.
Interjurisdictional carriers not based in New Brunswick who are operating qualified motor vehicles through New Brunswick and who do not hold a valid IFTA licence and decals must obtain single trip fuel permits.
Interjurisdictional carriers based in New Brunswick who are operating qualified motor vehicles and who do not hold a valid IFTA licence and decals will require single trip fuel permits when re-entering the province.
Interjurisdictional carriers may apply for single trip fuel permits by contacting:
- this department at 1-800-669-7070,
- Nova Permits at 1-800-567-7775,
- Permits Canada at 1-800-361-5757, or
- Transceiver East (Canada) Ltd. at 1-800-663-1394
- BiM Consulting at 1-506-432-6840
The single trip fuel permit is vehicle specific and is valid for a period of seven days, although it may be extended upon request under certain circumstances.
The single trip fuel permit must be kept in the qualifed motor vehicle in respect of which it was issued at all times during travel within the province.
Trip Permits are required to ensure that a commercial vehicle owned and operated by or on behalf of a non-resident and duly registered in the home province or state of the non-resident be exempted from registration.
The Registrar of Motor Vehicles may, upon application for a temporary exemption from registration under the Act and upon payment of the fee issue a trip permit.
A Trip Permit authorizes the holder of that commercial vehicle to be operated on the highways of the Province for a period of five consecutive days during the time specified on the permit.