Do I need IRP?
Let’s keep it simple.
Are you hauling over 26,000 pounds (this includes truck, trailer, and load)?
Are you travelling to more than one state (travelling INTERstate) with this load?
Is your business (or base of operations) physically located in Kentucky?
If you answered, “Yes” to those three questions, you WILL need to register for an IRP account with Kentucky.
If you answered, “Yes” to Questions 1 and 2, but not 3, then you will need to contact your base state. Follow this link for contact information for each jurisdiction.
There are some exceptions to these three common IRP-qualifier questions. Two (2) of the most common exceptions, and therefore the only two (2) being addressed on this site, are:
If you are Farm-Plated and you are hauling YOUR OWN GOODS from state-to-state (interstate), you will not need IRP. If you begin hauling for someone else, however, you will need IRP.
If you are hauling (truck, trailer, and load) EXACTLY 26,000 pounds and your load is picked up in one state and dropped in another (interstate), you will not need IRP.
***NOTE: If you are hauling 26,001 interstate you are in violation of this exemption and
must register for IRP in your base state.
If you are involved in the oil-drilling or military business(es) or run on any form of Limited Plate and think you may be exempt from registering for IRP, please contact our office.
*** Trip Permits are available and recommended for individuals travelling to, or through, Kentucky with an IRP-sized load but do not envision such a trip occuring more than a few times throughout the calendar year.