Are you planning to take your trucking business into the interstate market? If so, it’s likely that you’re uncertain about many things including routes and transport laws. Whether you’re an independent carrier or run your own company, IRP is one bit that can get really overwhelming. But, there’s no need to feel upset! Making sure you remain in compliance with the federal regulations like IRP and IFTA is what we do best at TruckingOffice. That’s why we want to keep you informed about all important aspects of the trucking business
What is IRP?
IRP is an agreement between all member jurisdictions of the U.S. and several Canadian provinces. Its objective is to maximize use of the highway system by authorizing the registration of the fleets and recognition of the apportionable vehicles. Nearly all states across the country, including Vermont, have entered into the International Registration Plan.
Vermont IRP Registration
For you to obtain apportioned registration here, you must meet the minimum requirements to use Vermont as your base state. First, your fleet must travel in at least one more IRP jurisdiction besides Vermont. Also, your vehicle should be:
- Designed, maintained, or used mainly for the transportation of property or is used for transportation of persons for hire.
- A power unit with a GVW of at least 26,001 pounds
- A power unit with a minimum of three axles regardless of weight
- A commercial vehicle that operates intrastate in at least two IRP jurisdictions regardless of weight
Besides the above qualifications, having an established place of business here is a mandatory requirement for you to declare Vermont as your base state. The premises should be owned, leased or rented by you as the registrant or applicant, and you must specify its address. On top of that, your physical business location should be staffed and remain open during regular business hours. You’ll also need to have landline telephone service at the place of business.
Your business location will be verified by providing one or more of the following copies in the fleet registrant’s name. Copy of:
- the most recent Fuel Delivery Bill, Phone Bill, or Electric Bill which includes physical location.
- the most recent Lease Agreement/Rental Receipt
- previous year Federal or State Tax Return
IRP Vermont Renewal Applications
IRP registration is valid for only one year. It expires on the last day of the previous month of the initial registration. For you to beat the deadline, all renewal applications and other necessary materials must be received by the IRP office at least 30 days before the registration expires.
Some of the supporting documents needed for renewal may include:
- IRP Renewal Schedule A/E
- IRP Renewal Schedule C/E
- Schedule B
- Proof of established place of residence
- Proof of payment of Heavy Vehicle Use Tax on any vehicle 55,000 lbs. or over
Although renewal notices will be sent to you a month prior to the expiration date, sometimes it’s not easy to have your IRP renewal processed before it expires. Ensuring that each vehicle in your fleet meets the pre-registration requirements may feel like so much work. But, our TruckingOffice software can help you take the hassle out of the stressful and time-consuming IRP processing.
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