Welcome to Arkansas
IRP Registration Services!
From the stunning vistas of the Ozarks in the north, to the lovely lakes and forests in the south, Arkansas highways offer beautiful scenery from the driver’s seat of your big rig. But if commerce takes you over the state line, you’ll need to enroll in the International Registration Plan.
What is the International Registration Plan, anyway?
The IRP is an agreement between the US and Canada that collects and distributes registration fees between jurisdictions. Fees are based on GVW (Gross Vehicle Weight), estimated mileage within each area and the type of vehicle you operate.
A tiny bit of history: Although the International Registration Plan was started in 1973, it wasn’t until 1991 that the United States Congress established that all the states (except Alaska and Hawaii) join the IRP by 1996. Arkansas came onboard way before it was the in-thing, on October 10, 1975, as the 16th jurisdiction to join.
Prior to the International Registration Plan, you needed to register in every state or province you traveled through separately. What a hassle! The International Registration Plan allows you to operate in the United States, Washington DC and Canada seamlessly. It’s one of those uncommon government programs that actually does what it promises and makes the lives of truckers easier. And we make the process of getting you up and running with the IRP completely painless.
As a Certified Registration Service Agent for the State of Arkansas, we will take care of all the details for you. Call us today at (888) 202-4927. We promise you won’t have to set foot in the DMV office. Our trained and helpful agents will get you set up with your license plate, cab card and weight decal in no time flat. (To be specific, we’ll spend a few hours filling out the forms and will send them electronically to the Arkansas DMV, and they need three business days to process the paperwork.)
What the heck is a cab card?
Well, the cab card is a paper showing evidence of your registration. In addition, it lists the maximum gross weight for your vehicle, and all the jurisdictions you’re covered in. It needs to be kept in your vehicle. The decal will show the maximum weight for your truck. It’s applied to the outside of your freighter. But no need to worry, we can help you with all the nitty-gritty!
And don’t forget Form 2290…
Another important and required detail truckers need to comply with is the IRS Form 2290. This is the Heavy Highway Vehicle Use Tax, also known as The Federal Heavy Vehicle Use Tax (FHVUT), or simply Heavy Vehicle Use Tax (HVUT). Before they can be registered, commercial vehicles that operate at 55,000 pounds or more combined gross vehicle weight (CGW) must have evidence of full payment of, or exemption from, the Heavy Vehicle Use Tax. The CGW equals the total weight of the truck, the trailer and the load.
Above all, the Form 2290 must be kept up-to-date. It’s not uncommon for a trucker to be held at a weigh station until it’s handled, whether it’s during business hours or not! Fortunately, we are experts at swiftly handling Form 2290 and all other trucking technicalities, so you can keep your focus on the road.
We’re here to help you
|GROSS VEHICLE WEIGHT RANGE||WEIGHT DECAL||GROSS VEHICLE WEIGHT RANGE||WEIGHT DECAL|
|10,001 – 15,000||15||45,001 – 50,000||50|
|15,001 – 20,000||20||50,001 – 54,999||54|
|20,001 – 26,000||26||55,000 – 60,000||60|
|26,001 – 30,000||30||60,001 – 65,000||65|
|30,001 – 35,000||35||65,001 – 70,000||70|
|35,001 – 40,000||40||70,001 – 75,000||75|
|40,001 – 45,000||45||75,001 – 80,000||80|
Keep in mind, the weight decal shows the maximum weight ranges handled by the declared gross weight.