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APPORTIONABLE FEE Any periodic recurring fee required for licensing or registering vehicles, such as, but not limited to, registration fees, license or weight fees, which are the result of proportioning license taxes based on the percentage of miles in a given jurisdiction.

APPORTIONABLE VEHICLES Any power unit (except as listed below) that is used or intended for use in two or more member jurisdictions and that is used for the transportation of persons for-hire or d e s i g n e d , u s e d o r m a i n t a i n e d p r i m a r i l y f o r t h e t r a n s p o r t a t i o n o f p r o p e r t y , a n d Has 2 axles and a gross vehicle weight in excess of 26,000 pounds; or Has 3 axles or more regardless of weight; or Is used in combination, when the weight of such combination exceeds 26,000 pounds gross vehicle weight. :

The following vehicles are exempt under the IRP:

  • a recreational vehicle;

  • a vehicle displaying restricted plates;

  • a bus used in the transportation of chartered parties; or

  • a government-owned vehicle.

A truck or truck tractor, or the power unit in a combination of vehicles having a gross vehicle weight of 26,000 pounds or less, and a bus used in the transportation of chartered parties, may be registered at the option of the registrant.

BASE JURISDICTION For the purpose of fleet registration, the jurisdiction where the registrant has an established place of business, where the fleet accrues mileage and where operational records of such fleet are maintained or can be made available in accordance with the provisions of Article III, of the International Registration Plan.

BOBTAIL A power unit without any trailer.

CAB CARD An evidence of registration, other than a plate, issued for an apportioned vehicle registered under the IRP and carried in or on the identified vehicle.

CARRIER An individual, partnership or corporation engaged in transporting goods or persons.

COMBINED GROSS WEIGHT The weight of the power unit and trailer and the maximum load.

COMMERCIAL VEHICLE Any vehicle, which is used or maintained for transportation of persons or property for-hire, compensation, profit or in the furtherance of a commercial enterprise.

ESTABLISHED PLACE OF BUSINESS A physical structure that is owned, leased or rented by the fleet registrant, and whose street address the registrant specifies. This physical structure shall be open and staffed during regular business hours. Operational records concerning the fleet shall be maintained or made available at this location.

FLEET One or more apportionable vehicles that all travel in the same jurisdictions.

GROSS VEHICLE WEIGHT The weight of the vehicle and the laden weight of the trailer or semi- trailer.

GROUP Same type units traveling in the same jurisdiction at the same weights.

INTERSTATE OPERATIONS Vehicle movement between or through two or more jurisdictions.

IVMR An Individual Vehicle Mileage Record" is required on all apportionable vehicles.

JURISDICTION A state, territory, or possession of the United States, the District of Columbia, a province of Canada, or Mexico.


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