The (IRP) International Registration Plan is an arrangement that allows for the allocated registration of vehicles used for commercial purposes. This gives a commercial vehicle that is eligible the chance to travel through more than one region using a single license plate. This is possible, so long as the designated fees for every region of travel displayed on the cab card have been paid.  The 10 provinces of Canada, the lower 48 states alongside the Columbian district are all a part of the IRP

IRP registration is grounded on the apportioning fees. This implies that drivers pay fees based on the distance they cover in every area. For instance, if a carrier runs 70 percent of its miles in Illinois and 30 percent in Wisconsin, then the carrier will pay 30 percent of its registration fees to Wisconsin and 70 percent to Illinois. 

A carrier needs to register under a single province or state. When a carrier becomes apportioned under IRP, it is vital that they monitor all their mileage by region with the help of an (IVMR) individual vehicle mileage record or other devices for electronic recording like electronic logging devices or GPS. 

Many fleets manually keeping track of information related to IRP battle with: 

  • Finding lost IVMRs and data related to it, which includes miles 
  • Putting together the miles in every province and state 
  • Completing the needed forms in an accurate manner 
  • Forgetting to add specific miles when adding miles for every jurisdiction 

How to register with IRP 

If you plan on registering your vehicle with IRP plates apportioned by IRP, which allows you to run your operations in numerous provinces or states, you need to register your carrier in your base jurisdiction.  Reach out to your base jurisdiction to get the precise requirements or information. 

Applicants who are applying for the first time, or renewing their applications for the past year will have to utilize the (AVDC) Average Per-Vehicle Distance offered by the department. To calculate the fees, the jurisdiction fee is multiplied by the right mileage percentage. The total of all calculated fees for every jurisdiction equals the overall registration fee to be paid.

Who Is Eligible for IRP?

To be qualified for IRP, it is vital for a carrier to: 

  • Travel in two IRP regions or more. This includes Nebraska 
  • Have a weight or registered gross weight of more than 26,000lbs. The same also applies for carriers with 3 axles or more, notwithstanding the weight.
  • Are utilized in combination, and the precise combination weight surpasses 26,000lbs. 

IRP Delete Vehicles 

To delete vehicles from your fleet which is presently active, you need to send an e-mail with the required documents to

However, you need to remember that a deleted vehicle supplement will stay at an invoiced status of $0. This will give you the chance to send the plate to another vehicle during the present period of registration. 

If you leave a vehicle placed in this status for over 30 days, it will result in a lock in the account. When you are ready to send a plate to the vehicle which will serve as a replacement, you need to send a request to add a vehicle on the account and finish the transfer plate supplement. 

The following are some of the documents you will require: 

Online Services

Only present IRP carriers have access to the current IRP carriers. If you are already in the IRP program, reach out to the program office at or 416-235-3923 to get more details on how to apply from an online account. Need help in managing your fleet after getting your IRP license? Try out Trucking Office today for the best trucking management solutions. 

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