Unified Carrier Registration
The SSRS (Single State Registration System) program ended on January 1, 2007 and has been replaced by the UCR (Unified Carrier Registration) program. This new program applies to all interstate motor carriers, motor private carriers, freight forwarders, brokers and leasing companies
UCR applies to businesses that:
The UCR Program requires all individuals and companies that operate commercial motor vehicles in interstate or international commerce to register their business under the UCR program and pay an annual fee based on the size of their fleet.
- operate a truck or bus in interstate or international commerce, or
- make arrangements for the transportation of cargo and goods
Companies operating solely as brokers, freight forwarders or leasing companies are required to register and pay a fee of $76. Companies providing both motor carrier services as well as broker, freight forwarder or leasing services are required to pay the fee level set at the motor carrier level.
A "commercial motor vehicle" is defined as a self-propelled or towed vehicle used on the highways in commerce principally to transport passengers or cargo, if the vehicle:
IMPORTANT NOTE: You are not required to carry a credential in the vehicle but it is a good idea to carry in the vehicle a copy of the receipt that was issued when fees were paid.
- has a gross vehicle weight rating or gross vehicle weight of at least 10,001 pounds or more, whichever is greater
- is designed to transport 11 or more passengers (including the driver)
- is used in transporting hazardous materials in a quantity requiring placarding
It is also important to know that you must update this registration yearly!
An amendment to SAFETEA-LU changed the methodology for determining fleet size by including only power units and eliminating trailers for the 2010 UCR registration year. This significant change to the statute required modifications to the fee structure that had to be promulgated in federal regulation in order for the program to proceed and an Inspection Bulletin on December 23, 2009 announced a moratorium on enforcement of the UCR effective January 1, 2010 for the 2010 registration year. This moratorium EXPIRED ON MAY 1, 2010 when the new fees went into effect so it is critical that you now pay your 2010 fee if you haven't already done so.
ENFORCEMENT MORATORIUM FOR 2010 REGISTRATION YEAR HAS EXPIRED!
Let us help you with your 2010 UCR Registration.
Don't find out the hard way when you get stopped for an inspection and you wind up with an expensive ticket that you should have done the 2010 UCR registration.
We can take care of it today for you. You can call us 7 days a week between at 9:00 AM and 9:00 PM EST at: 239-985-9341 or you can fill out the form below to provide us with some basic information and we will contact you for the balance of the information that will be required.
Our charge is only $30 to file your UCR plus the applicable State filing fee based on the number of trucks you have plus a small processing fee by the state of Indiana. (The state of Indiana processes the UCR applications for all states.)
UCR Fee Schedule for 2010
0-2 Vehicles = $76
3-5 Vehicles = $227
6-20 Vehicles = $452
21-100 Vehicles = $1,576
101-1000 Vehicles = $7,511
1001 or more Vehicles = $73,346
In addition, there is also small state processing fee tacked on.