Beginning Jan. 1, 2019, motor carriers will have the option to carry International Registration Plan (IRP) cab cards and International Fuel Tax Agreement (IFTA) licenses as an electronic image. Carriers will no longer be required to carry a paper IRP cab card or IFTA license.
All U.S. states and territories and Canadian provinces and territories will be required to accept electronic images of IRP cab cards and IFTA licenses. During a roadside inspection, credentials may be shown as an electronic image on a computer, tablet or smart phone, or as a paper copy.
Whatever the format, the document must be accurate, accessible and readable. Carriers have been notified that they should also store electronic documents as a PDF to ensure access to documentation while in areas without cell service or Wi-Fi.
IRP has a webpage with resources to assist in the transition and implementation of electronic credentials. Additional information will be added to that webpage regarding the electronic credential program.
If you have any questions, contact IRP Inc. CEO Tim Adams via email or at 502-845-0398.