The International Registration Plan (IRP) is a reciprocity agreement between the United States, the District of Columbia and Canada that recognizes the registration of commercial motor vehicles issued by other jurisdictions. Motor carriers register with and pay fees to their jurisdiction.
The prorate fees are based on the percentage of the total distance travelled in each IRP jurisdiction, according to that jurisdiction’s fee schedule. These fees are then distributed to the appropriate jurisdictions.
Registered motor carriers receive a licence plate and cab cards that allow their fleets to travel through all IRP member jurisdictions.
Alberta Transportation IRP Online System
The Alberta Transportation IRP Online System (ATIOS) is used to maintain and verify vehicle, fleet and carrier information, as well as receive and track applications from Alberta carriers.
Using ATIOS, a carrier or service provider can complete and submit the following:
- fleet renewal
- add or delete vehicle from fleet
- transfer vehicle
- amend vehicle information
- change fleet details
- replace licence plate
- replace cab card
Carriers with an IRP account must manage their fleets by logging in to ATIOS. If you are a new carrier, see Apply for IRP account.
ATIOS training resources
To help new and existing carriers navigate the ATIOS system, the following training materials provide step-by-step instructions on how to get set up and make changes:
- Existing user log in (PDF, 545 KB)
- New user log in (PDF, 585 KB)
- Password reset (PDF, 295 KB)
- Renew fleet function (PDF, 2.2 MB)
- How to Navigate and Use the ATIOS Prorate Application (PDF, 1.7 MB)
More information about ATIOS and IRP processes is available in the ATIOS fact sheet (PDF, 512 KB).
Service processing times
The following submissions are automatically invoiced and displayed as a PDF in ATIOS for you to print and take to a Registry Agent office for processing:
- delete vehicle
- replace plate
- document replacement (registration and cab card)
Regular supplements may take up to 7 business days.
Renewals for the current month are prioritized and processed first. For this reason, renewals may take longer than 7 business days. Please submit at least 2 weeks prior to your expiry date to ensure that your renewal is processed in time.
New fleet applications that are complete, with all required documentation may take up to 14 business days. However, depending on the complexity of a particular fleet, processing may take longer.
Incomplete applications will not be processed. You will be notified by return email that your application has been rejected and will need to be resubmitted with all forms completed and supporting documents included. Your resubmitted application will then go to the back of the service queue.
Apply for an IRP account
To apply for an IRP account, see Apply for IRP account.
Fees are calculated annually using the percentage of total distance travelled within each jurisdiction. Fees cannot be paid quarterly, and are based on the number of months remaining in the registration year.
Registration expiration dates are staggered.
The IRP website offers a fee estimator that provides a benchmark/estimate of costs to register a vehicle with prorate.
Electronic cab cards
Commercial carriers can choose to carry their IRP cab cards and International Fuel Tax Agreement (IFTA) licences in paper or electronic format. The use of electronic images of IRP cab cards and IFTA licences (PDF, 20 KB) is accepted by all jurisdictions in the United States and Canada.
Electronic documentation should be saved as a file, such as PDF, that can be accessed by a computer, tablet, smartphone or other electronic device.
To see the allowable registered cab card weight see the Maximum Gross Vehicle Weight Chart (PDF, 43 KB). Please contact each individual jurisdiction directly for any extra requirements. You will find the jurisdiction directory and more weight information in the Prorate Information Guide.
Visit IRP for additional information.
Connect with Prorate Services:
Hours: 8:15 am to 12 pm and 1 pm to 4:30 pm (open Monday to Friday, closed statutory holidays)
Toll free: 310-0000 before the phone number (in Alberta)
1st Floor, 803 Manning Road NE
Calgary, Alberta T2E 7M8