The International Registration Plan or IRP is an agreement among the Unites States and Canadian Provinces which provides paymnet of registration fees on the basis of total distance operated in all jurisdictions.
The reasoning behind the registration plan is to allow a carrier to travel to designated states and provinces even though the vehicle may be registered in only one “base” jurisdiction. As such, carrier then only has one license plate and each vehicle has a cab card indicating the jurisdictions where it can travel.
IRP is intended for vehicles that meet the following criteria:
- Travel through two or more jurisdictions
- Has gross weight over 26,000 lbs and 2 or more axles
- Has three or more axles regardless of weight.
Registrations must be renewed every year where the carrier provides the miles driven in each jurisdiction for the past 4 quarters of operation. If the truck had been recently purchased and does not have miles driven for the required quarters, estimated miles will be used (in most cases to the benefit of the carrier).
All About Trucks provides the following services for IRP:
- First-Time Registrations for Trucks
- IRP Renewals