Wednesday, March 19, 2014

IRP Renewals

What is IRP?
IRP is the International Registration Plan that is an agreement for the registration of commercial motor vehicles involved in interjurisdictional travel throughout the 48 contiguous United States and 10 provinces in Canada.

Benefits of IRP?
IRP facilitates the collection and distribution of registration fees you pay between member jurisdictions while reducing the requirement of multiple license plates, cab cards or registration trip permits The fees are based on percentage of total distance the registered fleet of vehicles operated in each jurisdiction.

What are the IRP fees used for?
The fees are used to support highway infrastructure and safety related programs providing safer, more efficient highways.

IRP Renewals
The IRP renewal period and process varies from state to state.  Contact your base jurisdiction to determine when your IRP expires and what the process is in order to get it renewed. For more information on IRP, check out, your base jurisdiction or TSNAmerica to handle your renewal for you.  

Jurisdiction Responsibilities
  • Register apportioned vehicles
  • Calculate, collect and distribute fees
  • Audit carriers
  • Provide required information to carriers
  • Enforce requirements

Registrant Responsibilities
  • Applying for IRP registration
  • Provide proper documentation
  • Pay IRP registration fees
  • Display registration credentials
  • Maintain accurate distance records
  • Make records available for review

Importance of maintaining accurate records
Clear and accurate record keeping is critical to the fair assessment and distribution of IRP registration fees. Records must be maintained for 3 years after the close of the registration period. If requested for an audit, they must be made available.  

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