IRP Full Reciprocity Plan (FRP)
What is FRP?
- FRP will grant registration privileges for all IRP registered vehicles in all IRP member jurisdictions. This makes the Plan more fair and flexible for carriers and member jurisdictions and more efficient to administer.
- The FRP provides that once fees are paid to the base (home) jurisdiction, the registrant’s cab card (registration) document will reflect all IRP member jurisdictions granting registration privileges to travel in all IRP jurisdictions during the registration year.
When is FRP effective?
- The FRP is effective January 1st, 2015, therefore all newly established accounts with an effective date of January 2015, and IRP registrations with an expiration date of January 31st, 2015 or later will be subject to the provisions of FRP.
If my registration expires in November of 2014, am I subject to FRP provisions?
- No, you will continue to use the current rules (non-FRP) through the expiration date of November 2015.
How will fees be calculated for established accounts?
- The registrant will only pay fees in the jurisdictions for which they had actual distances in the previous reporting period (July 1 – June 30), and all IRP jurisdictions will appear on your registration cab card.
How will the fees be calculated if the carrier has no actual distance?
- Registration fees for new fleets that did not accumulate any actual distance in the reporting period will be calculated using the New York Average Per Vehicle (APVD) chart for all jurisdictions.
What is the Average Per Vehicle Distance chart?
- The chart is based on the average distance reported by vehicles registered in New York for all IRP jurisdictions.
Do existing carriers use the APVD chart?
- No, existing carriers renewing for expiration periods effective January 1, 2015, will continue to pay fees only in the jurisdictions in which actual distance was accrued for the reporting period.
Can I use a combination of actual and average per vehicle distances?
- No, a new account or new fleet will be using the APVD chart to determine fees for all jurisdictions. Existing IRP accounts/fleets will report actual distance.
What effect does FRP have on carriers renewing prior to January 1, 2015?
- For renewals which are effective prior to January 1, 2015, the existing provisions of the International Registration Plan (IRP) remain in effect until your next renewal. You will continue to apply for add jurisdiction supplements, or purchase trip permits for jurisdictions not listed on your cab card.
What weight will be displayed on my cab card if actual distance is not reported?
- The Gross Vehicle Weight (GVW) will display on the cab card for every jurisdiction, whether fees were collected or not. The declared weight for New York, plus the comparable weight for each member jurisdiction will be reflected.
How do I increase a weight if I am registered under FRP?
- You will continue to follow the same jurisdiction administrative policies for weights, and fees for an increase in weight will be calculated only for jurisdictions where actual distance is accrued.
Should I consolidate my fleets if I have multiple fleets?
- It is optional, however with FRP your fleets will have all jurisdictions so the value for separating operations in multiple fleets no longer exists. Combining fleets may reduce the administrative efforts involved maintaining several fleets. You will continue to have the option of allowing for vehicles in the same fleet to have different weight groups.
What are the benefits of FRP?
- Elimination of the need to add states throughout the registration year
- Elimination of the need for multiple fleets
- Interstate registration authority and reciprocity in all IRP member jurisdictions
- Elimination of estimated distance and estimated distance fees
Where can I obtain more information about IRP and the Full Reciprocity Plan?
- Information on IRP and FRP can be found on the IRP, Inc. website at http://www.irponline.org