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 

IRP Registration Process: How Does it Work? Where Do I Start?

Registering for IRP is fairly straightforward.  If your vehicle meets the qualifications, your first step is to set up an IRP account.  You must provide proof of an established place of business and other documents.  

You should have a vehicle titled in the applicant or business name.  Also, you are required to have an active USDOT number, proof of insurance, an IFTA permit,  and an IRS employer identification number.  A Schedule A/E and Schedule B form are also required.

The best way to apply for IRP plates is to contact your base jurisdiction.  They can provide a list of requirements and help you submit the IRP registration.  Upon approval of the application, you’ll get one license plate and one cab card for each vehicle.  This allows you to operate in all member jurisdictions in the US and Canada.

Your IRP plates must be renewed yearly.  The renewal date is listed on the IRP cab card.  About 3 months before the renewal is due, IRP sends a reminder notice.

If you need help keeping track of IRP, TruckingOffice has the solution you’re looking for.  Our system prevents mistakes that can lead to fines or penalties.  That’s a little peace of mind you’ll appreciate in this stressful business.

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. 

Why You Should Use a Trucking Software to Do Your IRP Reports

If you’re not good at math or simply don’t like it, you won’t like IRP reporting.  Why?  Because IRP fees are based on a variety of factors.  You must calculate the fees for each jurisdiction you travel through, and the rates vary by state.  Lots of math, lots of potential for errors

Here’s how it works: for any given jurisdiction, divide the miles driven in that jurisdiction by the total fleet distance.  Next, multiply that percentage by the jurisdiction’s annual fee.  The vehicle’s weight also has an impact on how much you’ll pay.  Is there an easier way?  Yes: our TruckingOffice TMS is the answer.

With all the other tasks involved in being a motor carrier, you need to simplify the time-consuming things such as IRP reports.  With our trucking software, the reports are automatically generated and always accurate.  Also, when it’s time to renew your IRP plates, the process will be less tedious. 

You’ll enjoy the freedom and confidence our TMS system provides.  IRP and IFTA reporting will no longer be the nightmare it once was.  Plus, you’ll have more time to do your favorite part of being a trucker, drive that rig.  

Want to see how our TMS can help your business?  Sign up for this free trial to get a feel for how it handles.

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