CONTRACTOR EQUIPMENT IN TRANSIT 1949-1991 Equipment in Transit plates are issued to construction companies for vehicles used mostly on construction sites, although any vehicle with these plates can drive on regular roads.
They are issued in groups of 5 - each plate has a small suffix (vehicle) number.
1949 - 1959
The first known issue is 1949.

1949Bob Bittner
New Jersey Contr Contractor Equipment In Transit License Plate

1950Leib Brothers
New Jersey Contr Contractor Equipment In Transit License Plate

1951Horrid repaint
New Jersey Contr Contractor Equipment In Transit License Plate

1953
New Jersey Contr Contractor Equipment In Transit License Plate

1954
New Jersey Contr Contractor Equipment In Transit License Plate

1955
New Jersey Contr Contractor Equipment In Transit License Plate

1956
New Jersey Contr Contractor Equipment In Transit License Plate

1957
New Jersey Contr Contractor Equipment In Transit License Plate

1958
New Jersey Contr Contractor Equipment In Transit License Plate

1959
New Jersey Contr Contractor Equipment In Transit License Plate


Late issue 1959 plates used the thinner 1960 dies on the numbers.

1959
New Jersey Contr Contractor Equipment In Transit License Plate

1959
New Jersey Contr Contractor Equipment In Transit License Plate

1959
New Jersey Contr Contractor Equipment In Transit License Plate

1959
New Jersey Contr Contractor Equipment In Transit License Plate

1959
New Jersey Contr Contractor Equipment In Transit License Plate

1960 / 1963 / 1964 BASESA-00 - GZ-99
(D series not issued)

1960David Doernberg
New Jersey Contr Contractor Equipment In Transit License Plate

1960
New Jersey Contr Contractor Equipment In Transit License Plate

1960Letter "O"
New Jersey Contr Contractor Equipment In Transit License Plate

1960
New Jersey Contr Contractor Equipment In Transit License Plate

1961Different "I" die
New Jersey Contr Contractor Equipment In Transit License Plate

1961
New Jersey Contr Contractor Equipment In Transit License Plate

1962
New Jersey Contr Contractor Equipment In Transit License Plate


Here is a group of B-13-1 plates.
Ed B.

1962ORIGINAL ?
New Jersey Contr Contractor Equipment In Transit License Plate

1963REMAKE ?
New Jersey Contr Contractor Equipment In Transit License Plate

c.1970ANOTHER REMAKE ?
New Jersey Contr Contractor Equipment In Transit License Plate


Annual issues stopped after 1962.
1963 saw undated stickered plates, starting in the A-00-0 series and moving to AA-00-0 in 1964.

1963
New Jersey Contr Contractor Equipment In Transit License Plate

1964
New Jersey Contr Contractor Equipment In Transit License Plate

1964David Doernberg
New Jersey Contr Contractor Equipment In Transit License Plate

1964
New Jersey Contr Contractor Equipment In Transit License Plate

1965
New Jersey Contr Contractor Equipment In Transit License Plate

1966
New Jersey Contr Contractor Equipment In Transit License Plate

1966
New Jersey Contr Contractor Equipment In Transit License Plate

1966
New Jersey Contr Contractor Equipment In Transit License Plate

1966
New Jersey Contr Contractor Equipment In Transit License Plate

1968
New Jersey Contr Contractor Equipment In Transit License Plate

1969
New Jersey Contr Contractor Equipment In Transit License Plate

1970
New Jersey Contr Contractor Equipment In Transit License Plate

1970
New Jersey Contr Contractor Equipment In Transit License Plate

1973
New Jersey Contr Contractor Equipment In Transit License Plate

1974REFLECTIVE
New Jersey Contr Contractor Equipment In Transit License Plate

1974
New Jersey Contr Contractor Equipment In Transit License Plate

c.1975
New Jersey Contr Contractor Equipment In Transit License Plate

1975
New Jersey Contr Contractor Equipment In Transit License Plate

1976
New Jersey Contr Contractor Equipment In Transit License Plate

c.1977
New Jersey Contr Contractor Equipment In Transit License Plate

1978
New Jersey Contr Contractor Equipment In Transit License Plate

1979
New Jersey Contr Contractor Equipment In Transit License Plate

1980
New Jersey Contr Contractor Equipment In Transit License Plate

1984Ed B.
New Jersey Contr Contractor Equipment In Transit License Plate

1985
New Jersey Contr Contractor Equipment In Transit License Plate


This series ended at GZ-99-5
1979 BASEHA-10 - NZ-99
(I and O series not issued)
Starting from HB- and continuing (sporadically) to at least HP-, the suffix number was missing from some plates.
Look at HP-72 and HP-72-4 below ... could the missing-suffix plates be the -1 ones ?

ISSUED 1981Jeff Fazekas
New Jersey Contr Contractor Equipment In Transit License Plate

ISSUED 1981
New Jersey Contr Contractor Equipment In Transit License Plate

1981
New Jersey Contr Contractor Equipment In Transit License Plate

ISSUED 1981Joe Wasielewski
New Jersey Contr Contractor Equipment In Transit License Plate

1983
New Jersey Contr Contractor Equipment In Transit License Plate

1982
New Jersey Contr Contractor Equipment In Transit License Plate

ISSUED 1982
New Jersey Contr Contractor Equipment In Transit License Plate

ISSUED 1982
New Jersey Contr Contractor Equipment In Transit License Plate

1983
New Jersey Contr Contractor Equipment In Transit License Plate

1984
New Jersey Contr Contractor Equipment In Transit License Plate

1985
New Jersey Contr Contractor Equipment In Transit License Plate

1986
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1986
New Jersey Contr Contractor Equipment In Transit License Plate

1987
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1988
New Jersey Contr Contractor Equipment In Transit License Plate

1990Ed B.
New Jersey Contr Contractor Equipment In Transit License Plate

1991Ed B.
New Jersey Contr Contractor Equipment In Transit License Plate

1992Ed B.
New Jersey Contr Contractor Equipment In Transit License Plate

1993Jeff Fazekas
New Jersey Contr Contractor Equipment In Transit License Plate

1994
New Jersey Contr Contractor Equipment In Transit License Plate

1995Ed B.
New Jersey Contr Contractor Equipment In Transit License Plate


Here is a group of these plates stickered beyond 1995 - some are still in use today.

1995/98
New Jersey Contr Contractor Equipment In Transit License Plate

2003Jeff Fazekas
New Jersey Contr Contractor Equipment In Transit License Plate

2003Jeff Fazekas
New Jersey Contr Contractor Equipment In Transit License Plate

2005
New Jersey Contr Contractor Equipment In Transit License Plate

2010
New Jersey Contr Contractor Equipment In Transit License Plate

2011
New Jersey Contr Contractor Equipment In Transit License Plate