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AMTA Throws Its Support Behind IRP Change


May 6, 2011 - 7 years ago

By Supply Post

AMTA is joining forces with the other provincial trucking associations to support a change to the International Registration Plan that should save the trucking industry about $81 million per year. International Registration Plan (IRP), Inc., the organization responsible for establishing IRP rules, is set to vote on a ballot that would allow motor carriers to pay registration fees based on actual mileage and automatically register each truck involved in IRP with each IRP jurisdiction. IRP Inc., the organization responsible for establishing IRP rules, is set to vote on a ballot that would allow motor carriers to pay registration fees based on actual mileage and automatically register each truck involved in IRP with each IRP jurisdiction.

If the ballot passes, it would mean that:

• industry would not be overpaying registration fees due to overestimated mileages and the purchase of trip permits for jurisdictions that a truck is not registered to operate in;

• adding and removing vehicles from IRP would become administratively simpler; and

• fleets could operate into any and all IRP jurisdictions for maximum flexibility without extra paperwork.

The only carriers that might overpay registration fees would be new IRP fleets in their first year of operation since they would be required to use the IRP mileage chart, which may or may not accurately reflect their first year of operations. However, after the first year, new fleets would pay registration fees based on their actual mileage.

Each of the provincial trucking associations has informed their government’s IRP representative about support for this change. The vote is set to take place in May, with January 1, 2013, as the anticipated implementation date.

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