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IRP Registration Services!
Your truck’s got gumption and you want to mash down on the gas pedal, but doggone it, there’s all these pesky papers to file before you can hit the road! If government paperwork makes you go haywire, let us handle the details. We’re pros at dealing with all the requirements necessary for the trucking industry. Call us for more details now at (888) 202-4927 or grab yourself a MoonPie and read on!
What the heck is the International Registration Plan, anyway?
The International Registration Plan, or IRP for short, is an agreement between the 48 contiguous states of the US, Washington DC, and the 10 provinces of Canada. It allows you to haul cargo in all the member areas without having to get separate permits for each jurisdiction. We are a certified third-party agent for the International Registration Plan for Georgia-based truckers.
How do I know if my vehicle qualifies for the IRP?
If your commerce only takes place within Georgia, you won’t need to register with the IRP. But if you’re fixin’ to sample the sweet tea at Flying J’s all over the US and Canada and your big rig meets the following qualifications, you’ll be required to register.
If your truck is:
- a power unit with a gross weight of over 26,000 lbs;
- or a power unit having 3 or more axles no matter the weight;
- or a power unit combined with trailer and load weighing in excess of 26,000 lbs., we can help you get registered with the International Registration Plan.
We’ll spend several hours on your legal documents, then send them to the Georgia Department of Revenue. They need 5 business days to process the paperwork. Then you’ll receive your license, cab card and weight decal. The cab card shows proof of registration. It lists every IRP jurisdiction you can travel in, and the gross vehicle weight per jurisdiction. The weight decal is applied to the exterior of your truck and shows the maximum loaded weight allowed for your vehicle.
Then there’s the Heavy Vehicle Use Tax…
The Heavy Vehicle Use Tax (HVUT) is also known as IRS Form 2290. Drivers need to stay on top of this important detail. And you’ll need to show proof of compliance at weigh stations if the combined weight of your power unit, trailer and load exceeds 55,000 lbs. You don’t want to get stuck there overnight until you can get it taken care of!
But no need to worry, we’re happy to help Georgia-based drivers with any and all paperwork needed to get legal for travel. And we don’t mess around. We’ll have you on your way faster than Awesome Bill from Dawsonville can cross the checkered finish line. So give us a holler at (888) 202-4927!