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.
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).
Registration for the 2020 registration year (except for state audit purposes) ended on September 30, 2021, at 5:00pm EDT.
Remaining UCR Board and Subcommittee Meetings
Given continuing uncertainties surrounding COVID-19, the UCR Board Chair Elizabeth Leaman has decided that all remaining meetings in 2021 will be telephonic meetings. Further, the Audit, Education and Training, and Finance Subcommittee meetings that were scheduled for December 15th, in San Diego, CA are now cancelled.
We apologies for any inconvenience this causes, but we believe that this action is the most prudent course at this time.
ALERT from FMCSA: Broker and Carrier Fraud and Identity Theft
Fraud and identity theft occurs when entities use another motor carrier’s assigned USDOT number, when not authorized to do so, or when someone acts as a broker and is not registered with FMCSA. Fraud and identity theft are criminal acts.
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 www.ucr.gov
UCR Reports Data Incident
Read full statement here.