North Dakota IRP Information

As a trucker in North Dakota, you’ll have the opportunity to enjoy traveling along many scenic miles of unspoiled badlands and plains.  We know you’re excited and ready to get behind the wheel. And we would like to help you start. No doubt, you have plenty of questions about the many permits they are requiring. So, let’s begin by looking at some of the main points of IRP North Dakota.

What is IRP for trucking?  The IRP, meaning International Registration Plan, is a reciprocal agreement between the US and Canadian provinces that recognizes the registration of commercial motor vehicles that are registered by other jurisdictions.  This means you can accrue miles in any member jurisdiction if you have an IRP apportioned plate and cab card.

North Dakota IRP Registration

The IRP registration process involves several steps and forms.  To claim North Dakota as your base jurisdiction, the following qualifications must be met:

  • Show proof of an established place of business.  The business must be a physical structure with a street address and listed phone number.  You must maintain all operational records and they must be available at this location.
  • Operate a qualified motor vehicle in two or more jurisdictions. A qualifying vehicle is one that is in use for primarily transporting persons or property.  The power unit must have two axles with a GVW of 26,000 pounds or more, or has three axles regardless of weight, or used in combination with a GVW of such combination that exceeds 26,000 pounds.
  • Obtain a USDOT number and UCR (Unified Carrier Registration) number.
  • Pay Heavy Vehicle Use Taxes (HVUT form 2290) if your vehicle weighs more than 55,000 pounds.

A detailed list of forms and instructions for North Dakota IRP registration can be found here.  IRP fees vary depending on the miles traveled in each jurisdiction and the type and weight of the vehicle.  

Renewing Your North Dakota IRP Plate

Your IRP North Dakota plate is valid for one year only.  About 90 days before the renewal due date, the IRP office will send you a notification packet that contains all the information you’ll need.  Keep in mind that your renewal application must be received by the IRP at least 30 days prior to the due date.

You must be current with all IFTA quarterly tax payments and IRP fees before your renewal will be approved.  

Other forms you may need are listed in the North Dakota IRP Manual.

In addition to learning about the IRP, you’ll also need to become familiar with many other motor carrier regulations.  Like most drivers, you’re not sure you can keep track of all the forms, due dates, and reporting requirements. You want to drive, not spend hours upon hours filling out paperwork. That’s why we created TruckingOffice.  We want to help truckers simplify their recordkeeping and reporting. So they can stay on the road and build their business.

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With our TruckingOffice program, truckers find that they are more organized and have fewer headaches. Because we take care of all those little details that are so worrisome.  Our software tracks invoices, dispatches, mileage, fuel use, vehicle maintenance, IRP and IFTA reporting, driver pay, and much more.  If this sounds like exactly the kind of help you need, sign up for our 30-day free trial.  We want you to see for yourself just how much time and money you can save with TruckingOffice by your side.

If you have any questions about our services, please contact us at our toll-free number.  One of our representatives will be happy to assist you.