(1) How do I apply for proportional registration? Application for proportional registration must be submitted to the Motor Carrier Section by mail, fax or online via Taxpayer Access Point (TAP). Incomplete applications may be returned.
(2) What titling/registration options are available to owner-operators registering vehicles under the IRP? Options available for owner-operators registering under the IRP are:
(a) The owner-operator may be the registrant. The vehicle(s) will be titled and registered in the owner-operator's name only. The cab card will show the name of the owner-operator followed by the name of the carrier to whom the vehicle(s) and driver(s) are leased for operations. The owner-operator will be responsible for registration of such vehicles(s), and establishing and maintaining records required of proportionally registered fleets.
(b) The carrier (lessee) may be the registrant. The vehicle(s) will be titled and registered in the names of both the carrier as lessee and the owner-operator as lessor. The carrier will be responsible for registration of such vehicle(s), and establishing and maintaining records required of proportionally registered fleets.
(3) What titling/registration options are available to household goods carriers registering vehicles under the IRP? Household goods carriers may register vehicles under the IRP if:
(a) The agent is the lessor and the company is the lessee, you may title and register as dual applicants. Under this procedure, the lessor's fleet is prorated in its name and cab cards are issued in the name of both the lessor and lessee. The IRP application is based on the lessor's vehicles and the mileage accumulated by the lessor under its name and that of the lessee; or
(b) Owner-operators, other than service representatives, who exclusively transport cargo for household goods carriers, must register their vehicle in the carriers base jurisdiction. Registration must be in both the owner-operator's name and that of the carrier as lessee.
(4) What is a temporary authority (TA)? Authorization by the department that allows operation of a vehicle pending issuance of permanent credentials. This is only issued by the department.
(5) May I receive a TA? Yes, you may receive a temporary authority if the proper documents relating to the vehicles have been received by the department and the following conditions have been met:
(a) The applicant's proportional registration account is active and considered to be in good standing. Good standing is an active account and there has been no collection activity in the previous two years; or
(b) You have an existing account and start a new fleet; or
(c) The vehicle is currently prorated or fully licensed in the state of Washington and you create a new prorate account.
(6) How long is the TA effective? The department may determine the duration of the TA, not to exceed two months from the effective date.
(7) How can I receive a TA? A TA is issued by:
(b) Facsimile (fax) transmission;
(d) Taxpayer Access Point (TAP); or
(e) Through a prorate and fuel tax licensing services office.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 46.01.110
. WSR 16-03-071, § 308-91-050, filed 1/19/16, effective 2/19/16. Statutory Authority: RCW 46.87.010
. WSR 00-01-150, § 308-91-050, filed 12/21/99, effective 1/21/00. Statutory Authority: RCW 46.87.010
(2). WSR 94-13-012, § 308-91-050, filed 6/2/94, effective 7/3/94. Statutory Authority: RCW 46.01.110
(2). WSR 90-16-072, § 308-91-050, filed 7/30/90, effective 9/1/90. Statutory Authority: RCW 46.87.080
(2) and 82.44.100
. WSR 89-07-035 (Order PFT 89-03), § 308-91-050, filed 3/10/89. Statutory Authority: RCW 46.87.010
and chapters 46.87
RCW. WSR 88-06-061 (Order PFT 8803), § 308-91-050, filed 3/2/88. Statutory Authority: RCW 46.01.110
. WSR 84-02-019 (Order 739 DOL), § 308-91-050, filed 12/28/83.]