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:

2019 UCR Registration Period Delayed Indefinitely

The start of the 2019 UCR registration period is delayed until further notice while the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) completes its rulemaking process on fee levels for 2019.  Once the rulemaking is published, the UCR Board will issue a recommended enforcement date three (3) months from the start of the registration period.

We regret this inconvenience and appreciate your patience.

The proposed fees for 2019 currently under review are based on a recommendation that was submitted by UCR to the FMCSA to reduce fees for carriers at all levels by 4.5% in 2019.  This follows a 9.1% reduction this year.

Until further notice, please do not accept any carrier fees for the 2019 registration year.  If received prior to the final rulemaking, please return to the entity that paid the fee.

We will continue to keep you updated as we become aware of relevant fee and registration information.


UCR Launches New National Registration System

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

The portal is now available to carriers and permit agents for remaining 2018 UCR registrations.  The federal government has not yet ruled on a proposal from UCR to establish fees for the 2019 registration year (see above).

The online portal is an upgrade for commercial motor carriers and other businesses required to register and submit annual fees by the 2005 UCR Act.  The new system will also create an improved experience for state employees charged with administering the UCR Act within their respective departments and agencies by providing improved access to reports and data.

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


State Auditor Training Scheduled for October

The next UCR State Auditor Training is scheduled for October 15-16 in Salt Lake City, UT.  The Utah Department of Transportation will host the session.  To register, click here.


New: UCR Dispute Resolution Procedures

The UCR Board recently approved Dispute Resolution Procedures for the program. Congress has appointed the UCR Board of Directors as the responsible resolution team for any disputes or issues that may arise between parties concerning states participating in the Unified Carrier Registration Plan, motor carriers, and other entities subject to the fees imposed by the act.


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.