New Jersey Trucking Industry

Located in the Mid-Atlantic region of the Northeastern part of the United States, New Jersey is the fourth smallest state in the US but most densely populated (with 9 million residents in 2017). 85% of the State's communities depend on the Trucking Industry to deliver their goods. About a quarter million jobs are jobs in the trucking industry i.e., about 1 in 14 people work in the trucking industry.


Heavy Vehicle Use Tax (HVUT) is an annual federal highway use tax paid to the IRS. It is paid for heavy vehicles with gross weight equal to 55,000 pounds or more operating on public highways.


The International Fuel Tax Agreement (IFTA) is a cooperative agreement to redistribute tax for fuel use of carriers passing through more than one jurisdiction in provinces of Canada and the United States. The payment of fuel use tax by each of the vehicles at the base jurisdiction is credited to the other jurisdictions after the balance of debits from them.


Learn more about New Jersey Oversize and Overweight Permits, as well as Temporary and Fuel Permits.


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Free IFTA Fuel Tax Calculator

On installing the IFTA Fuel Tax Calculator app in your smartphone or tablet, you can calculate your International Fuel Tax Agreement (IFTA) tax for New Jersey. This app available for free download for registered users is updated with changes in tax rates by ExpressIFTA, the IFTA Reporting Software. The updating of tax rate ensures accurate tax calculations for generating the IFTA quarterly report. Select your base jurisdiction, IFTA quarter and fuel type. Enter the miles driven and fuel purchased per state and instantly calculate how much you’ll owe for the current quarter. You can also print or email the IFTA amount due for the selected quarter.