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Welcome to IRP Registration Services!

IRP stands for International Registration Plan. This is the agreement made between the 48 contiguous United States, the District of Columbia and the ten provinces of Canada. The agreement gives commercial drivers the ability to operate throughout various jurisdictions while conducting their commercial carrier business. License fees are paid by the carrier to the home state where the truck is registered and then distributed by the IRP Program to the various jurisdictions in which the commercial vehicles travel. Per vehicle, one license plate and one cab card are issued. Therefore, implementing this system is much easier than in the past. Prior to the International Registration Plan, truckers had to get separate permits for each area they accrued mileage in outside of their base state.

How Do I Find/Contact My Base Jurisdiction?

Chances are, if you’re registering for an IRP-apportioned license for the first time, you will have to become familiar with your base jurisdiction. That is where you and your fleet start and manage your operations for all the trucks that transport between states. Find your jurisdiction’s home site here and come back to us when you would like to know how we can expedite the process.

Jurisdictions Defined
There are 48 jurisdictions in the contiguous United States and 11 in Canada. Your home base jurisdiction is responsible for the collection and distribution of funds to send to each of the other jurisdictions. It’s also an identifier for when a driver travels outside of his/her established place of business to farther lengths. So when you file for an IRP-Apportioned plate, you must possess a single registration plate, a single cab card and the permission granted to operate your business within and beyond your jurisdiction.
Cab Cards Vs. VIN
With IRP-apportioned plates, you’re granted the flexibility to operate in other states, with the most prominent fee depending on your miles traveled. Cab Cards are different from the IRP-apportioned plate and the Vehicle Identification Number (VIN), yet serve a similar purpose. A cab card lists every IRP jurisdiction on it and works in conjunction to list the gross vehicle weight per jurisdiction. When displayed on the side of the vehicle, these cab cards discern the differences between various gross vehicle weights ranges.
IRP Agents
In the case of leasing vehicles to motor carriers, owner-operators may register for the IRP in ways favorable to the state. For instance, when the lessor is a California resident and when the lessee is a California-owned motor carrier, we are able to step in and assist you thanks to our experienced team. There are also ways to alter your cab card. For instance, if you’d like to decrease the GVW listed on your truck, you must be accountable to show the proper proof of weight change. With us, such changes are easy to process.

FAQs About IRP Registration Services

Which Vehicles Qualify?

Any commercial vehicle that operates at a gross vehicle weight (GVW) or combined gross weight (CGW) of 26,001 pounds or heavier requires IRP registration. Without it, these commercial vehicles will have to obtain alternative commercial trip permits when operating in neighboring jurisdictions. Vehicles that weigh less than 26,000 pounds could be exempt from IRP credentials. To make doubly sure about whether or not to file for IRP, reference this IRP directory of all the jurisdictions it covers.

What’s the difference between an IRP-Apportioned Plate and a Cab Card?

The International Registration Plan (IRP) allows commercial vehicles the option to legally operate in jurisdictions different from the base jurisdiction, for a cost-effective price. Oftentimes, it will come in the form of a license plate with the word “apportioned” clear to read. Meanwhile, a Cab Card serves as evidence of registration, besides a plate, for an apportioned vehicle registered under the Plan. This registration is typically by the base jurisdiction and carried in/on the identified vehicle.

How Are Fees Calculated?

The Apportioned Registration Fee for operating a commercial vehicle through state lines varies per jurisdiction. When it comes to the exact math, jurisdictions often get their results from multiplying the mileage percentage traveled by a fleet with the standard state or province registration fee. The weight of your truck also plays into the final amount due when acquiring IRP legitimacy. So be sure to consult us when beginning this process, as our team knows how to do the math that’ll get you and your crew on the interstate in no time!Hide contents

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Jurisdictions Defined
There are 48 jurisdictions in the contiguous United States and 11 in Canada. Your home base jurisdiction is responsible for the collection and distribution of funds to send to each of the other jurisdictions. It’s also an identifier for when a driver travels outside of his/her established place of business to farther lengths. So when you file for an IRP-Apportioned plate, you must possess a single registration plate, a single cab card and the permission granted to operate your business within and beyond your jurisdiction.
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Cab Cards Vs. VIN
With IRP-apportioned plates, you’re granted the flexibility to operate in other states, with the most prominent fee depending on your miles traveled. Cab Cards are different from the IRP-apportioned plate and the Vehicle Identification Number (VIN), yet serve a similar purpose. A cab card lists every IRP jurisdiction on it and works in conjunction to list the gross vehicle weight per jurisdiction. When displayed on the side of the vehicle, these cab cards discern the differences between various gross vehicle weights ranges.
Broker Authority
IRP Agents
In the case of leasing vehicles to motor carriers, owner-operators may register for the IRP in ways favorable to the state. For instance, when the lessor is a California resident and when the lessee is a California-owned motor carrier, we are able to step in and assist you thanks to our experienced team. There are also ways to alter your cab card. For instance, if you’d like to decrease the GVW listed on your truck, you must be accountable to show the proper proof of weight change. With us, such changes are easy to process.

What is the IRP?

Compensation

According to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, the IRP acts as a powerful tool to discourage out-of-service carriers from unsanctioned operations in North America. Furthermore, fees for the IRP are calculated carefully, depending on the percentage of distance the entire fleet traveled, per every jurisdiction. Registrants start in their base jurisdiction when filing for IRP credentials. The base jurisdiction then collects all the license fees due to Member Jurisdictions, where the registrant will operate. License fees are then distributed monthly.

Permission

The International Registration Plan is an agreement across 59 jurisdictions to recognize commercial motor vehicles, that may be registered by other member jurisdictions. These jurisdictions include the 48 contiguous states of the USA, the District of Columbia, and the ten provinces of Canada. When using the Plan, owner-operators can just pay fees based on their distance traveled through member jurisdictions, with an apportioned license plate and a cab card. Together, these identifiers qualify each commercial vehicle for operation through multiple jurisdictions.

Legitimacy

Typically, commercial motor vehicles, weighing over 26,000 pounds or using more than two axles are registered under the IRP. But with no plate, most commercial vehicle drivers are incapable of traveling into neighboring jurisdictions without obtaining a temporary registration permit. As a whole, the IRP watches over 2.4 million commercial trucks across all of the contiguous United States. This fortifies the legitimacy of various fleets operating in North America. Trucks and fleets working solely in their base jurisdiction do not need apportioned registration.

Opportunity

It should be made clear that operating interstate is crucial with all materials. When acquiring the proper IRP-Apportioned Registration, please make sure that you have established your business in a Base Jurisdiction (state, province or D.C.) This will be necessary especially when operating one or more commercial vehicles per fleet on an interstate. We have a friendly staff of live representatives excited to guide you through the process of handling your IRP-registration within the jurisdictions of the 48 contiguous United States and the District of Columbia.

Updated 10:13am on Wednesday, March 24th, 2021.

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How Do I Find/Contact My Base Jurisdiction?

Chances are, if you’re registering for an IRP-apportioned license for the first time, you will have to become familiar with your base jurisdiction. That is where you and your fleet start and manage your operations for all the trucks that transport between states. Find your jurisdiction’s home site here and come back to us when you would like to know how we can expedite the process.

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How Do I Find/Contact My Base Jurisdiction?

Chances are, if you’re registering for an IRP-apportioned license for the first time, you will have to become familiar with your base jurisdiction. That is where you and your fleet start and manage your operations for all the trucks that transport between states. Find your jurisdiction’s home site here and come back to us when you would like to know how we can expedite the process.

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