Nebraska IRP Information

As a professional trucker in Nebraska, you’ll have many opportunities to enjoy some of the most scenic highways in America’s heartland.  We wish you success in building an exciting and profitable business. If you’re new to the trucking industry, you may have some questions about the many permits you must have.  The following information should prove helpful.

If Nebraska is your base state and you will travel across state lines, you’ll have to register with the IRP.  What is the IRP? The International Registration Plan is a reciprocal licensing agreement between member jurisdiction in the US, the District of Columbia, and Canada.  The plan is meant to simplify the process of collecting and distributing registration fees among jurisdictions.

Under the IRP, motor carriers are allowed to travel among all jurisdictions without needing to register with each one individually.  However, before applying for an IRP apportioned plate, you will need to pay the HVUT and obtain a USDOT number.  The USDOT number serves to identify and track driver safety information as a part of the PRISM program.    

Nebraska IRP Registration

Before applying for an IRP plate, you must make sure your vehicles qualify.  According to the IRP guidelines, a qualifying vehicle is one that:

  1. Holds a design, maintenance, and use for transporting persons or property
  2. Has a gross vehicle weight or actual weight  that exceeds 26,000 pounds, or
  3. Has three or more axles, regardless of weight, or
  4. Is in use in combination with weight of such combination that exceeds 25,000 pounds.

You’ll also need to show that you establish a place of business in Nebraska that is a physical structure with a street address.  All operational records must be at this address, and it must be open during regular business hours. The employees cannot be contractual employees (1099).  

When your registration is approved, you’ll receive one IRP plate and cab card for each vehicle.  The cab card lists all jurisdictions you are allowed to travel through.

More information about IRP registration forms can be found here.

Renewing Your IRP Plates

You must renew your IRP Nebraska plate each year and the IRP office will notify you approximately 90 days before the due date.  The notification will include all of the information you need about the renewal process and forms you must have. Your renewal application must arrive at the IRP office at least 30 days before the due date to avoid penalties or fines.  

We realize you decided to become a professional trucker because you like the independence of being your own boss.  But, hours and hours of paperwork wasn’t part of your dream. You certainly would rather be behind the wheel earning revenue than spending your valuable time doing reports.  That’s why you need to learn more about how TruckingOffice can help.

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