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Comments on Proposed Ballot: Full Reciprocity Plan

The following comments were submitted for the proposed Ballot - Full Reciprocity Plan.

See the Open Ballots page for more information.







Dal Ponte
The long sought yet elusive goal of full reciprocity for all apportioned vehicles in all member IRP jurisdictions is close at hand and actually within your grasp by means of a simple "yes" vote on the FRP ballot. Extraordinarily complete consultant generated research materials have been procured and provided to the IRP community. If you do not invest the time to read all of it, the following extract of the final report should be all you need see to tip the scale in support of this ballot: "Consistent with the expected outcomes discussed in the full Task III document, .....the loss of collections of E-2 fees in excess of 100% will largely be offset by the recalculation of the apportionment to jurisdictions for whom actual miles were accrued. In testing .... the percent change in expected revenue produces nearly negligible changes in total revenue between the current process and the proposed FRP." This is an exciting development in the continuing evolution of IRP Inc and reflects the culmination of years of work on the part of many IRP jurisdictions, industry partners and the consulting community. Simply stated, the FRP will serve to make the plan more flexible for the industry and simpler for states and industry alike. It's time to get this done! The jurisdiction of Oregon is pleased to lend its support to the passage of the FRP ballot and expresses gratitude to former IRP Chair Jay Starling for his leadership of the FRP task force.
Frank LaQua
North Dakota
ND voted against the plan rewrite because of the unjust manner in which estimated distances were calculated especially for low mileage/seasonal type motor carriers. This is a welcome change for renewing carriers. It will be interesting to see how new regional type carriers react when they are told they will be licensed coast to coast in both the US and Canada. No more added jurisdictions is a welcomed change as well.
Deann Williams

Over the years this concept has been discussed many times; I believe with the information that has been provided it is time to move forward in a positive manner. Kansas supports the Full Reciprocity Plan.

5/20/2013N/AAmerican Trucking Associations

Strongly Support.  The Full Reciprocity Plan is good for everybody – jurisdictions and industry alike.  It will increase registrants’ operational flexibility, especially that of smaller fleets, and will reduce the complexity of the Plan. 

5/23/2013Scott Greenawalt
Oklahoma Corporate Commission
Oklahoma supports this ballot. The current system of calculating fees by estimating mileage bears no correlation to actual operations and is simply indefensible given the current technology available to jurisdictions. Now that the data exists to more precisely understand the effect the FRP will have on the jurisdictions and the registrants, this injurious method of fee calculation should be removed from the Plan.
James Starling
7/17/2013Elaine Speller
District of Columbia
The District does not support the Full Reciprocity Plan (FRP).

We support greater flexibility of commerce between and among the Member Jurisdictions. To ensure the efficient use of the highway system benefits, as well as economic and social growth -- paying actual distance ex post facto would frustrate budget projections and fiscal stewardship required to support general infrastructure damage and expanded operations in the District. The risks involved cannot be predicted with an acceptable degree of certainty to defray the costs of maintaining the roadway infrastructure, safety, and other facilities in the District of Columbia.
7/17/2013Dennis Vanderslice
Automotive Rentals Inc
Automotive Rentals Incorporated is in full support of this ballot as it would allow the Carrier to operate in any jurisdiction needed in a timely manner without obtaining trip permits or adding jurisdictions to the account. It would allow the Carrier to operate in a more efficient manner by lifting restrictions on where they can travel and paying excessive fees for jurisdictions on the account that mileage was not accrued but still is needed on the account at renewal as business could lead them into that jurisdiction. The study completed shows that any additional cost to the carrier or revenue lost to the jurisdiction is minimal and recouped over time.

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