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IRP FAQ's

IRP Frequently Asked Questions

This information is provided to assist motor carriers and jurisdictional personnel to find answers to common questions.

If you are with a jurisdiction and new to IRP, also read a summary describing IRP.

1. Do you have a question about the cost of your registration?

2. How to estimate distance?

3. What is IRP registration?

4. What specific records do you have to keep?

5. What other miscellaneous items do I need to have?


Disclaimer: The answers are general in nature and more specific information
should be sought from your base jurisdiction.
Contact your Base Jurisdiction for additional questions.

  Thank you to the IRP Education Committee for creating this resource.



Cost

1
How are fees calculated?
2
How much will it cost to register my fleet in IRP?
3
Why are fees to register a vehicle in IRP so high?
4
Why don't my fees go down when I delete jurisdictions?
5
Why am I paying more than another motor carrier when we travel in the same jurisdictions?
6
Why were my fees less last year?
7
What factors are used to determine the total amount of fees I pay?
8
Why is a credit card not an option for payment?
9 Is it cheaper to apportion or buy trip permits?

 

Estimated Distance

10
What is estimated distance?
11
Why are estimated distance charts different in each jurisdiction?
12
Why are estimated distances applied to all vehicles in my fleet?
13
Why am I forced to have every jurisdiction on my cab card when I only travel in three?
14
Can I use my own estimated distances?
15
How are estimated distances applied?
16
How do you handle a lapsed registration with distance and without?
17
How does a motor carrier register in IRP when it has no actual distance in their base jurisdiction?
18 What is the difference between first and second year estimates?
 

Registration

19 Who is required to register under the IRP?
20 Are trailers and semi-trailers required to be apportioned?
21
Why can't I get my credentials immediately?
22
Why do some jurisdictions require the plate to be returned when the fleet is closed?
23
What are the base residency requirements?
24
When paying my registration fees, what payment options are available to me?
25
What is a business plan?
26
What are the requirements for operating IRP in Canada and the U.S.?
27
What are the vehicle titling requirements in each jurisdiction?
28 What are the contacts for IRP jurisdictions?
29 What are each jurisdiction’s weight restrictions?
30
Does IRP Inc.'s website have links to jurisdictions’ online systems?
31
Can I register in IRP if my vehicle is less than 26,000 lbs?
32 Do my IRP and IFTA base jurisdictions need to be the same?
33
What is the difference between application/registration period and reporting period?

Records

34
Why do I need to keep records?
35
Why am I being audited?
36
Why do jurisdictions require different supporting documents?
37
How long do I need to keep my records?
38
What paperwork and documentation are required to be compliant?
39
What types of records do I need to keep?


Miscellaneous

40
Why is the Federal Heavy Vehicle Use Tax Form 2290 required?
41
What is reciprocity?
42
What do I need to do if I lose a plate?
43
How do I add a vehicle to my fleet?
44
What are the insurance requirements to operate in IRP?
45
What is UCR and why do I need it?
46
What permits are required to operate in IRP?
47
Are vehicles allowed to run inter-provincial with a US plate?
48 Do I need a Canadian National Safety Code (NSC) number to travel into Canada from the US?
49
Can a service provider handle my paperwork for me?
50
When am I required to file my MCS-150?
51 What are the changes with regard to filing MCS-150?
52 What resources exist for questions about cross-border requirements?

 


 

Cost

1
How are fees calculated?
Answer

Apportioned jurisdictional percentages are multiplied by the jurisdictional fee. 

To determine the apportioned percentage of any given jurisdiction, divide the distance per jurisdiction by the total fleet distance. Multiply the apportioned percentage by the respective jurisdiction’s fees to calculate the cost per vehicle.

Examples:

Jurisdiction
Annual Fee
Distance
Percentage
Cost
A
$810.00
20,634
25%
$202.50
B
1,750.00
14,856
18%
315.00
C
1,200.00
18,158
22%
264.00
D
2,100.00
28,888
35%
735.00



100%
$1,516.50

 

2
How much will it cost to register my fleet in IRP?
Answer Your cost is dependent upon the jurisdictional percentages and fees where apportionment is desired and the number of vehicles in the fleet.  A fleet means one or more apportionable vehicles designated by a registrant for distance reporting under the Plan. To obtain an estimate of IRP registration costs, use the IRP Fee Estimator, provided to IRP by Celtic.
3
Why are fees to register a vehicle in IRP so high?
Answer
Apportioned registration is based on several factors, and as a result, the cost varies.  All IRP jurisdictions charge annual registration fees according to the weight, and in some instances, other factors such as the age, axles, ad valorem taxes, etc. Because each jurisdiction's fees are determined by their legislative branch, a jurisdiction's fees may increase at any time.  Another reason for an increase is an increase in the percentage in a jurisdiction, or jurisdictions, where the fees are highe
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