UCR Carriers & Permit Agents


Welcome to the official website for the Unified Carrier Registration Plan

The Plan oversees the federal UCR Agreement which requires individuals and companies that operate commercial motor vehicles in interstate or international commerce to register their business with a participating state and pay an annual fee based on the size of their fleet. This includes all carriers – private, exempt or for hire.


These 41 states are included in the UCR Act.

UCR Act of 2005

The UCR Agreement is found in 49 United States Code (USC) section 14504a (hereinafter referred to as section 14504a or § 14504a).


Important Notice:

Federal Gov’t Announces 2019 UCR Fee Adjustment

The federal government has announced reduced annual fees for commercial carriers and other entities required by law to participate in the Unified Carrier Registration Plan (UCR).

The new fees go into effect as of December 27, 2018.

For the second consecutive year, those businesses subject to UCR will see a reduction in fees, which are down about 5% from last year.  In 2018, fees dropped by 9%.  The fee reductions for 2018 and 2019 are based on recommendations from the UCR Board of Directors following several years of higher than expected collections.

UCR Registration at www.ucr.gov

The new UCR National Registration System (www.ucr.gov) will be ready to handle registrations for 2019 as of December 27.  For support or questions, call 1-833-UCR-PLAN or send an email to helpdesk@ucr.gov.

Several states maintain their own UCR systems and at least some of these may require a few days before they’re ready to accept registrations.

Recommended Enforcement Timing

State enforcement of the UCR registration requirements commonly begins January 1.  Since the 2019 registration has had to be delayed several months, however, UCR is requesting states not to enforce until 90 days after the fees go into effect.


The Unified Carrier Registration Plan (UCR) is announcing the launch of its new national registration system at www.ucr.gov.  

For support or questions, please call 1-833-UCR-PLAN or send an email to helpdesk@ucr.gov.


NEW:  UCR Handbook Now Available

The UCR Board recently approved a new guidance document. The official UCR Handbook is intended to provide authoritative guidance on the UCR program and is a great resource for both states that participate in the program and for transportation businesses that are subject to its requirements.