Ontario to stop mailing IRP renewal packages

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TORONTO, Ont. – Ontario will stop mailing renewal packages for the International Registration Plan (IRP), as the jurisdiction embraces a digital-first strategy.

As of Jan. 1, renewals will only be available online through the Permitting and Registration for International Registration Plan and Oversize/Overweight (PRIO system).

Carriers can register for a PRIO account by emailing irp@ontario.ca.

Renewal notices can be downloaded, viewed, or printed once an online account is established.

Further information is available at http://www.mto.gov.on.ca/english/trucks/international-registration-plan.shtml.

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John G. Smith is Newcom Media's vice-president - editorial, and the editorial director of its trucking publications -- including Today's Trucking, trucknews.com, and Transport Routier. The award-winning journalist has covered the trucking industry since 1995.

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  • Unless PRIO has changed significantly in the last 12 months, it should be quite a challenge for carriers to get their renewals online … unless of course their IT people still remember how to code in Cobalt.

  • It is not the greatest program in the world. Been using it since the start. Most 13 year old school kids could have done a better job. Not all that user friendly especially when it gets to the payment part.
    It would be nice if they would set it up so carriers could pay the USA portion with a USA dollar credit card so we don’t get raped on the exchange. We still have to go to IRP office to get the renewals because of the US payment portion unless we pay it with a Canadian credit card or pre send amount to IRP on account in US funds.