IRP ballot proposes to create electronic credentials
Posted March 22, 2019
A proposed ballot to electronically verify a vehicle’s registration status and registered weights is on the table for the International Registration Plan (IRP).
The proposal for the electronic verification of credentials was presented on March 8, 2019, with an anticipated implementation date of January 1, 2022.
Under the proposal, electronic verification of credentials would result in the:
- Elimination of cab cards and the costs and inefficiencies involved with a paper-based system.
- Enhanced compliance through increased opportunities for active and passive verification of registration status and vehicle weights.
- Electronic transmission of accurate and current registration information to law enforcement.
Electronic verification of credentials is reliant on the completion of a new IRP clearinghouse that will receive demographic information from member jurisdictions and would become the source of record for use by law enforcement.
IRP and the International Fuel Tax Agreement (IFTA) took a first step toward electronic credentials this year, when IRP/IFTA licensees were granted the option of carrying their credentials in the cab digitally —preferably in the form of a PDF — than as paper copies.
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