Obtaining IRP Plate or license for your commercial truck or trailers is a very important process. The process is often easy if your truck only operates in your state. But it can be very complicated if it operates across many states. This is because it falls under the requirement of the International Registration Plan.
The International Registration Plan is an agreement that allows motor carriers traveling across one or more jurisdictions to register in their base state and pay an apportionable fee quarterly based on the distance they’ve covered in each member state.
The registration gives qualified motor carriers permission to travel across one or more member states with a single license plate. This agreement is made between the forty-eight states in the US, ten provinces in Canada, and the District of Columbia.
IRP Plate Registration
Before you can register for the International Registration Plan, you have to set up an account in your base state where your motor carrier is registered. Then fill the application form which includes name, proof of residency, telephone number, operational record in the jurisdiction, and many more.
Requirements for IRP Plate registration vary from state to state. Therefore, it is important to contact your base state to know the forms you need to fill and the documents you need to submit. You can also go through the forms on your base state website to avoid delay when you get to their office.
The best way to relieve the stress of going through this process is to find the right partner. Global Multi Services has extensive knowledge about the requirements and documentation regarding IRP Plate. We can help you navigate your IRP Plate registration process and we also help many motor carriers file for IRP Renewal without any stress.
Benefits Of Obtaining IRP Plate
Obtaining an IRP Plate and Filing for IRP Renewal indicates you have paid a registration fee for all the member states you will be operating in during your registration period. Your IRP plate numbers also serve as proof that you have registered in your base state.
Rather than registering in each state you travel through, you will be given a license plate from your base state. This saves you from purchasing a permit at the port of entry of each member state.
What You Need For IRP Renewal
Keeping track of all the distance traveled in each member state is necessary if you want to file for IRP Renewal. The date of renewal varies from state to state and your base state will be responsible for determining the deadline for filing IRP Renewal.
Your base state will send you a renewal application before the deadline. The application contains all the information of the motor carrier currently in your account and instructions for completing your application. You need to complete the IRP Renewal application for each motor carrier in your account.
After sending your application form, an invoice will be sent to you if you meet all the requirements and your application is processed. Once you receive the invoice, you can proceed to payment through mail or credit card.