IRP Newfoundland and Labrador
So you’ve decided to start a trucking company. Congratulations! You bought your first truck, obtained local licenses, and you’ve been hauling commodities within the province for a while now. Being the growth-oriented individual you are, you want to venture into the uncharted frontiers of new possibilities, beyond Newfoundland and Labrador. Unfortunately, you are confused about IRP and everything else around it. Don’t worry. You are not alone. Almost every other budding entrepreneur in the industry experience the same. But it doesn’t have to be that way for you. Understanding everything about the International Registration Plan is the genesis of your success.
What is IRP?
IRP refers to a reciprocity agreement between the U.S. and several Canada provinces, of which Newfoundland and Labrador is a member. The program aims to promote the use of highway systems and facilitate economic efficiency within the member jurisdictions. The best bit about this plan is, you only need one license plate and one cab card, even when your apportioned vehicles travel outside NL.
Newfoundland and Labrador IRP Registration
To declare NL as your base jurisdiction, you must either have an established place of business or be a resident within the province. In any case, proof is required. On top of that, your commercial motor vehicle must meet at least one of the following criteria
- Have two axles and a gross vehicle weight over 11,793 kg
- Have a minimum of three axles, regardless of weight
- Be used in combination with the truck GVW over 11,793 kg
Your prorate account is valid for only one year. It expires on the last day of the previous month of initial registration. However, you will receive your renewal package approximately 45 days before expiration. The report contains the most recent fleet details and serves as a reference when reviewing your fleet information. Therefore, ensure that you confirm every detail before completing applications. Incorrect IRP reporting may cost you a lot more in time and money.
As a Newfoundland and Labrador-based carrier, they require you to complete and sign the:
- Prorate Fleet Distance (IRP 1), and
- Vehicle Application (IRP 2) forms.
Send these documents back as soon as possible to avoid processing delays. Be sure to include supplemental applications (if any) as well as all supporting documents.
In NL, they send out invoices upon receipt of your applications. After making the required payment, you’ll be issued with a set of IRP license plates and a cab card for each apportioned truck in your fleet. The cab card shows the jurisdictions where the vehicle is allowed to operate and the GVW for each.
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