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Full Reciprocity Plan FAQs

What is the Full Reciprocity Plan? The Full Reciprocity Plan, or FRP, is a change to the International Registration Plan (IRP), more efficient for its member jurisdictions, more flexible and more equitable for registrants.

What is the effective date of the Full Reciprocity Plan (FRP)?  January 1, 2015.

If an IRP Account expires May 31, 2015 at what point will the registrant be affected by full reciprocity?  Any registrant whose registration year begins on or after January 1, 2015 would be subject to FRP provisions. Using the example of the May 31, 2015 expiration, this account would be eligible at the time of their renewal. 

How are early renewals to be handled? For example, would a January 1, 2015 renewal that is processed prior to January 1 come under full reciprocity? Yes. Any registrant whose registration begins on or after January 1, 2015, would be subject to FRP provisions regardless of when the renewal application was processed.

How is a transaction such as an add vehicle or add jurisdiction transaction to be handled for a fleet that the renewal expiration is, for example, June 30, 2015 to be handled between January 1, 2015 and its renewal date? Any registrant whose registration year begins on or after January 1, 2015 would be subject to FRP provisions, including any supplemental transactions.

Reporting of Distance

Are all existing IRP carriers going to be subject to the average per vehicle distance chart calculations for all members jurisdictions the first year under full reciprocity? No. Existing carriers renewing their fleets for registrant year beginning on or after January 1, 2015 will report actual distance accumulated during the distance reporting period.

When should fees be based on the jurisdictional average per vehicle distance chart? When a registrant's fleet is considered new, or the fleet did not accumulate any actual distance during the distance reporting period.

When is actual distance to be used? Under FRP, actual distance must be used when the registrant's fleet accumulated any actual distance during the distance reporting period.

For a new fleet, can a combination of actual and average per vehicle distance be used?  No, a new fleet has no actual distance. A combination of actual distance and average per vehicle distance should never be used under FRP.

How are situations handled where a carrier has only actual operations during the distance reporting period in their base jurisdiction? Does it pay 100 percent base jurisdiction fees?  Yes. Under FRP, the registrant must report the actual distance accumulated during the distance reporting period and pay fees accordingly.

When using the jurisdiction’s average per vehicle distance chart, why is the distance amount not multiplied by the number of vehicles? There is no need. The distance percentage would be the same whether you multiplied the amount by the number of vehicles or not.

IRP Cab Card and Weights

Under FRP, what weight should be displayed on the IRP cab card? The gross vehicle weight should be displayed on the cab card for every IRP jurisdiction. The base declared gross weight and the comparable weight for each member jurisdiction should be reflected.

What weight should be reflected for jurisdictions where there is no actual distance and no fee collected? The gross vehicle weight should be displayed on the cab card for every IRP jurisdiction. The base declared gross weight and the comparable weight for each member jurisdiction should be reflected.

How are weights more than 80,000 pounds to be handled? The FRP doesn't affect how weights more than 80,000 pounds are handled. The registrant should continue to declare the gross vehicle weight.  System will automatically default to the base weight.

How are weight increases to be handled? This does not affect administrative fees charged by the base jurisdiction for issuance of credentials, etc. If no actual distance is reported, then no fees for the increase are due until the fleet accumulates actual distance in the jurisdiction.

 

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