Federal Unified Carrier Registration (UCR) Agreement requires both the individuals and companies that operate commercial motor vehicles in interstate or international commerce to register.
- You pay based on the fleet size
- Fees are due annually
Fees determine if a commercial motor vehicle is defined as a self-propelled vehicle used on the highways in commerce, principally to transport passengers or cargo if the vehicle:
- Has a gross vehicle weight rating or gross vehicle weight of at least 10,001 pounds, whichever is greater;
- Transport more than 10 passengers, including the driver; or
- Transporting hazardous materials in a quantity requiring placarding.
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UCR applies not only to for-hire motor carriers (as was the case under SSRS) but rather to all operators of Commercial Motor Vehicles. That would include all Commercial Motor Vehicle carriers carrying their own goods and products across state lines. It also includes carriers transporting interstate goods even if your vehicles do not leave the state.
UCR Fees are based on the number of commercial motor vehicles (as defined in 49 C.F.R. § 390.5) that you operate in interstate commerce.
Unified Carrier Registration plan
The Unified Carrier Registration plan (UCR) is required in order for businesses to operate their motor carriers at both an interstate and international level. After vacating from the home state and operating the carriers in another state, UCR registration is required for legality purposes.
You are not required to carry proof of compliance with UCR in your vehicle, but you can carry the receipt of payment.
Motor carriers, motor, freight forwarders, private carriers, leasing companies and brokers based on the countries including the United States, Mexico, Canada, or any other countries that desires to operate in interstate or international commerce within the United States are required to register for the UCR.
Businesses are responsible for the UCR fees depending on their base states of operation. If you operate any interstate carrier in a non-participating state, you still must register, and one of the participating base states will be assigned to you.