Government of New Brunswick

In January of 2015 the Full Reciprocity Plan (FRP) is being implemented by all IRP (International Registration Plan or the Plan) member jurisdictions including New Brunswick.  The ballot to implement Full Reciprocity was passed by the IRP Inc. community in Oct., 2013.  The intent of Full Reciprocity is to make the Plan more efficient to administer, more equitable and more flexible for its member jurisdictions and registrants. 

Notable changes to registrants include:

  • Cab cards that display all member jurisdictions
  • The elimination of the requirement for add jurisdiction transactions (resulting in fees being charged over 100%)
  • The elimination of the requirement for estimated distances
  • The elimination of purchasing trip permits
     
How will it work


Current registrants renewing their fleet(s) will provide only the actual mileage which they travelled during the reporting period.  Their registration fees will be based on the mileage provided.  Their cab card(s) however, will list all member jurisdictions, giving the fleet the freedom to travel to any jurisdiction without the hassle of having to add a jurisdiction to their fleet or purchase trip permits.

New registrant’s registration fees will be based on the New Brunswick average per vehicle distance chart per jurisdiction for the first year.  They will no longer have to provide estimate mileage for jurisdictions in which they intend to travel.  Like existing registrants, their cab cards will display all jurisdictions.  In subsequent years, their fees will be based on their actual mileage accumulated during the reporting period.

Initially, the FRP changes will apply to new registrants and fleets with a renewal date of January 1st, 2015 or later.  Registration renewals which expire November 30th, 2014 or earlier will continue to fall under the old rules until their 2015 expiry date.  In the meantime, the cab cards for these vehicles will continue to only display the jurisdictions selected by the carrier and add jurisdiction transactions will be required if the carrier chooses to add a jurisdiction mid-year.  
 

 

Frequently Asked Questions


What is the effective date of the Full Reciprocity Plan?

January 1, 2015

 

If a registrant’s renewal date is on or after January 1, 2015 will they renew under Full Reciprocity?

Yes, any registrant whose registration year begins on or after January 1, 2015 will be subject to the FRP provisions.

 

My renewal year begins January 1st, 2015.  Can I renew prior to January 1st and still fall under Full Reciprocity?

Any registrant whose registration year begins on or after January 1, 2015 will be subject to the FRP provisions, regardless of when their renewal is processed.  Note:  If a carrier renews prior to their effective date, they must continue to carry their previous years IRP credentials until they expire.

 

My renewal year begins prior to January 1st, 2015.  Will my renewal fall under the Full Reciprocity Plan?

No, your fleet(s) will not be subject to FRP until your 2015 year renewal.  Until that time you will continue to be registered under the current IRP provisions and your cab card will only reflect the jurisdictions you have selected for registration.

 

My renewal year begins prior to January 1st, 2015.  Will I be able to add a jurisdiction to my fleet after January 1st, 2015.

Yes, Registrants whose registration year begins prior to January 1st, 2015 will be subject to the provisions of the current Plan until they renew in 2015.  This includes adding jurisdictions as required.  The system is set up to accommodate this.

 

My renewal year begins prior to January 1st, 2015.  If I wait and renew after January 1st, 2015 will I fall under Full Reciprocity?

No, regardless or when the renewal takes place, registrants whose registration year begins prior to January 1st, 2015 are subject to the provisions of the current Plan until their 2015 year renewal. 

 

I am a new IRP registrant setting up a fleet with an effective date of January 1st, 2015.  Do I need to submit estimated distance for the jurisdictions in which I intend to travel?

No, registration fees for new fleets will be based on the NB average per vehicle distance chart.  In subsequent years, fees will be based on their actual mileage accumulated during the reporting period.  The cab cards issued will always reflect all jurisdictions.

 

For a new fleet, can a combination of actual and average per vehicle distance be used?

No, a new fleet has no actual distance.  Under the FRP, the jurisdiction’s average per vehicle distance chart must be used to determine fees for all IRP jurisdictions. 

 

What is the average per vehicle distance chart?

It is a chart based on the average distance reported by vehicles registered in New Brunswick for all IRP member jurisdictions. It is updated yearly.