2020 UCR Registration Now Open




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).



2020 UCR Registration Now Open

Enforcement Begins July 1

 The 2020 UCR registration period is now open.  The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) published in the Federal Register 2020 fees for commercial carriers and other entities required by law to participate in the Unified Carrier Registration Plan (UCR).

Final rule “Fees for the Unified Carrier Registration Plan and Agreement”

UCR Recommends Enforcement Start on July 1

State enforcement of UCR registration requirements commonly begins January 1.  But since the opening of the 2020 registration period was delayed by several months due to a delay in the approval of fees, and with the more recent crisis brought on by the widespread outbreak of COVID-19, UCR is requesting that states delay enforcement until July 1, 2020.

For the third consecutive year, those businesses subject to UCR will see a reduction in fees. The fee reductions for 2018-2020 are based on recommendations from the UCR Board of Directors to FMCSA following several years of higher than expected collections.

UCR Registration at

The UCR National Registration System ( is ready to handle registrations. For support or questions, call 1-833-UCR-PLAN or send an email to [email protected].

UCR Summer Conference Cancellation Announcement

Due to the impact of the COVID-19 virus, and UCR’s desire to ensure the safety of those involved, the June 8 in-person training and June 9 UCR Board Meeting scheduled for Portland are cancelled. However, the training and UCR Board Meeting will go on as a webinar and telephonic Board meeting, respectively, on the same dates.

Update to April 23 Board Meeting

Given the Centers for Disease Control recommendation to avoid “large events and mass gatherings” that draw 50 people or more for the the next 8 weeks, together with the prohibition that many states have imposed on state employees travelling out-of-state, the UCR Board Chair has decided to convert the April 23, 2020 UCR Board meeting from an in-person meeting to a telephonic meeting beginning at 12:00 Noon EDT.  Although by itself not a reason for conversion to a telephonic meeting, we just learned that CVSA has cancelled its workshop in San Antonio which was scheduled to begin on April 19.

UCR Reports Data Incident

Read full statement here.