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as of February 21, 2017:

$1 USD = $1.3149 CAD
$1 CAD = $0.7605 USD

IRP FAQ: 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 am I paying more than another motor carrier when we travel in the same jurisdictions?

5. Why were my fees less last year?

6. Why is a credit card not an option for payment?

7. What factors are used to determine the total amount of fees I pay?

8. Is it cheaper to apportion or buy trip permits?

 


 

1. How are fees calculated?


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?


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?

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 higher.

 

4. Why am I paying more than another motor carrier when we travel in the same jurisdictions?

Your fees are determined by the percentage in each jurisdiction. Another motor carrier may travel in the same jurisdictions but have less distance in a particular jurisdiction. The motor carrier may also have fewer vehicles in their fleet.

5. Why were my fees less last year?

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 higher. Fees vary from jurisdiction to jurisdiction.

6. Why is a credit card not an option for payment?

Not all jurisdictions accept credit card payments. Check your base jurisdiction's website to inquire whether or not they accept credit card payments.

7. What factors are used to determine the total amount of fees I pay?

Each year the motor carrier is asked to report the total distance per jurisdiction for a specified July – June period, indicating in which of those jurisdictions where actual distance were accrued. Depending upon your base jurisdiction, there may be additional administrative fees for plates, cab cards, etc.

8. Is it cheaper to apportion or buy trip permits?

It is dependent upon the motor carrier's operation. If you are going to have many trips into a particular jurisdiction, it would indeed be cheaper to apportion in this jurisdiction. You should check with the jurisdictions that you intend to travel in as many have restrictions on the number of trip permits you are permitted to obtain in a one year time span.

 

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