IRP restricts third-party plating

VANCOUVER, B.C. – The International Registration Plan’s (IRP) Dispute Resolution Committee has decided it will no longer allow fleets to base plate their equipment in a third-part licensing outfit’s state or province.

“You want to know where a (fleet) is located,” says Jamie Morrison, New Brunswick’s registrar of motor vehicles. “So you know where to find (the company) if you need to do an audit.”

The international body hopes to put an end to licensing companies which “lend” their address to trucking companies using their services.

“It’s the same thing as driver’s licences,” explains Morrison.

“We don’t want a post office box. If we need to serve you a suspension, we need to know where you live.” n

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