Truck Registration Services

International Registration Plan (IRP)

The International Registration Plan (IRP), also called Apportioned Registration, is a registration reciprocity agreement among the 48 contiguous states of the United States, the District of Columbia and provinces of Canada providing for payment of apportionable fees on the basis of total distance operated in all jurisdictions. IRP is required for vehicles that cross state lines and have an actual or gross vehicle weight (GVW) in excess of 26,000 pounds; including any power unit and trailer whose combined gross vehicle weight is in excess of 26,000 pounds; or has three or more axles, regardless of gross vehicle weight.. Also known as Apportioned Plates and Prorate Account.

Motor carriers that qualify for IRP must register fleets of vehicles in their home or "base" jurisdiction. The base jurisdiction collects the appropriate registration fees and distributes them to the other jurisdictions in which the carrier requested IRP registration. Each member jurisdiction receives its proportional share of registration fees for each vehicle registered under the IRP fleet. IRP registration fees are determined by the type of operation requested (private, for-hire, or rental) and by the:


  • Percentage of miles traveled in each member jurisdiction
  • Registered gross weight of each vehicle

Importance of maintaining accurate records

Clear and accurate record keeping is critical to the fair assessment and distribution of IRP registration fees. Records must be maintained for 3 years after the close of the registration period. If requested for an audit, they must be made available.

The renewal period and process varies from state to state. TSNAmerica can assist with the application, renewal process and any changes that may occur throughout the year such as:

  • Adding Jurisdictions
  • Vehicles Additions/Deletions/Transfers
  • Weight Changes

$175 Set Up + State Fees / $150 Renewal + State Fees / $125 IRP Supplements


Base Plate Registration (BPR)

Standard license plate required for power units/trailers used for intrastate operations. Also called Commercial or Fiscal plates. Fees, application requirements and process, and renewal schedule vary by state.


Unified Carrier Registration (UCR)

The Unified Carrier Registration (UCR) Program is a federally-mandated, annual state-administered registration program where states collect fees from motor carriers, motor private carriers, freight forwarders, brokers and leasing companies in the United States, Canada, and Mexico to register and submit an annual filing, based on the number of qualifying commercial motor vehicles (CMVs) in their fleets. The revenues generated will be used for enforcement of motor carrier safety programs.

States are implementing more stringent UCR audit procedures that can be in excess of $1000 for your first offense. You are required to maintain 3 years proof of UCR registration and are required to register for previous years if you have not already done so.

TSNAmerica can register and renew your UCR for you.

$100 Set Up / Renewal Fee + State Fees




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