IRP New Brunswick

There’s no doubt that trucking is a lucrative business. The prospects are even better if you intend to take your operations across provincial boundaries. That, however, exposes you to serious trouble when it comes to costs. Why so? Because there are a lot of legal requirements that you need to fulfill before hitting the road. These include obtaining IRP credentials.

Understanding IRP

IRP stands for International Registration Plan. It’s an agreement between several Canadian provinces and multiple states in the U.S. The primary objective of this program is to promote maximum use of highway systems while at the same time contributing to the economic development of member jurisdictions. Each base state/province is expected to:

  • Collect reports and calculate fees for carriers
  • Issue IRP licenses and registration cab cards
  • Disburse taxes to member jurisdictions based on the percentage of distance traveled

New Brunswick IRP Registration

To use New Brunswick as your base jurisdiction, you must either be a resident or have an established place of business within the province. Either way, you will have to show proof. On top of that, your vehicle should be operating or intending to conduct business in at least one more IRP jurisdiction besides New Brunswick. It must also meet at least of the following criteria;

  • Have a gross vehicle weight greater than 17,973 kg, or
  • Have a minimum of three axles, no matter the weight, or
  • Used in combination with a minimum GVW of 17,974 kg

They do not require government-owned vehicles, recreational vehicles, city pickup, and delivery vehicles, SUVs, and passenger vans to register under this plan.

IRP New Brunswick Renewal

Your International Registration Plan accounts expire after one year. However, renewal packages are mailed to all New Brunswick-based carriers approximately 60 days before expirations. This contains fleet distance, the reporting duration you are expected to submit mileage for as well as vehicle application forms. The sole purpose of sending the report this early is to allow you time to review your fleet information. Therefore, ensure every detail is accurate, and there are no possible omissions of information. Incorrect IRP reporting does not only result in the maintenance of the wrong records but may result in inaccurate fee assessments.

As a New Brunswick based carrier, you are required to complete and sign both the Prorate Fleet Distance and Vehicle Application(s) forms. These should be sent back at least 30 days before the expiry date to avoid processing delays. Be sure to include supplemental applications (if any) as well as all supporting documents.

An invoice is mailed to you as soon as your applications are received. After that, two identical IRP licenses and a cab card are issued for each apportioned truck in your fleet upon making the required payment. These two license plates are what you attach to the front and back of your vehicle.

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  • Load planning
  • Expense monitoring

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