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1. What is IRP?
International Registration Plan, a cooperative agreement for registering vehicles that travel into two or more jurisdictions. The IRP provides for payment of licensing fees based on fleet miles operated. The unique feature of the IRP is that although license fees are paid to the base jurisdiction and distributed to various jurisdictions in which fleet vehicles are operated, only one license plate or two plates for buses, and one cab card is issued for each fleet vehicle. There are 59 members of IRP (48 States, District of Columbia, and 10 Canadian Provinces).
2. What is a qualified vehicle?
3. What is IFTA?
4. What is UCR?
5. What is the address for the Motor Carrier office in Bismarck and what are the hours?
6. What Motor Vehicle branch offices process IRP, IFTA, and UCR?
7. How do I obtain apportioned/prorate license plates?
8. Where can I file UCR?
9. What is my pin number to file my UCR?
10. How do I add and delete vehicle(s) to my account?
11. Do I first need to transfer the title for the vehicle?
12. If I have a Manufacturers Certificate of Origin, what do I need to complete to get it titled and registered?
13. If I have a North Dakota title that is changing ownership, what do I need to complete to get it titled and registered?
14. If I have a North Dakota title that is NOT changing ownership, what do I need to complete?
15. If I have an Out-of-State title, changing ownership, what do I need to complete to get it titled and registered?
16. If I have an Out-of-State title, NOT changing ownership, what do I need to complete to get it title and registered?
17. What are the proofs of legal name requirements?
18. What vehicles are exempt from odometer disclosures?
19. When is an odometer disclosure required?
20. How do I add jurisdictions to my IRP account?
21. How do I increase a vehicle(s) weight in a jurisdiction?
22. How do I get a duplicate plate, cab card, or decal?
23. What forms of payments does the Bismarck Office accept?
24. Do trailers get apportioned/prorate license plates?
25. Does North Dakota have reciprocity with the surrounding states?
26. Can I file my IFTA quarterlies online?
27. Can I renew my IFTA online?
28. Do I have to file my IFTA quarterly if I don’t have any miles?
29. If I file my IFTA quarterly tax return online, do I still need to send in my paperwork?
30. How long am I required to keep my records?
31. When is an IRS Form 2290 required?
32. How can I update/correct my USDOT Number or MCS-150?
33. How do I change my name or address on my IRP/IFTA account?
34. How do I close my account?
35. If I only received one plate for the front of the truck and don’t pull a trailer, will Law Enforcement pull me over for not having a plate on the back of the truck?
36. If I have my truck licensed for North Dakota only and switch over to an apportioned/prorate license, does my remaining license fees transfer over?
37. What is the difference between interstate carriers and intrastate carriers?
38. Can a license plate and credit be transferred from one account to another?
39. My tabs are expired. Is there a grace period?
40. If I’m crossing state lines and don’t want to prorate, what are my options?
41. If I’m crossing state lines and prorated in another state, what are my options?
42. I have recently formed a partnership or corporation how do I transfer my titles into that company name?
43. Where do I get a Tero permit?
44. Where do I report a trucking business for improper licensing or for not following requirements?
45. Where can I get an annual inspection done?
46. Where can I get annual inspection forms?
47. Where can I purchase log books?
48. Who can I contact regarding hours of service questions?
49. Where can I get a Truckers Handbook?
50. What distance records for IFTA and IRP am I required to maintain?
51. Am I required to maintain fuel records?
52. What records am I required to keep for bulk storage fuel purchases?
53. Can I be audited?
54. What is the process followed in an IFTA/IRP Motor Carrier audit?
55. What records will I have to provide when I am audited?
56. Can I be fined or assessed additional fees if I do not maintain or provide adequate records for audit?
57. How much could I be assessed for not maintaining and/or providing adequate records for audit?