The Unified Carrier Registration (UCR) program is a Federally-mandated, annual state-administered registration program for interstate motor carriers. Motor carriers, motor private carriers transporting property, freight forwarders, leasing companies and brokers based in the United States, Canada, Mexico, or any other country that operate in interstate or international commerce in the United States must register under the UCR program, through which, carriers pay UCR fees through their base states on behalf of all participating states. If you are an interstate carrier based in a non- participating state, you still must comply, and a base state will be assigned to you.
The 2019, 2021 & 2022 fee schedules were established by 49 C.F.R. § 367.60 and will remain in full force and effect until December 31, 2022. On August 26, 2021, the UCR Board recommended to FMCSA a reduction in fees for the 2023 UCR year. Rulemaking is expected to commence shortly. The UCR Board of Directors advises the 2020 Fee collection will cease on Sept. 30, 2021. Non-compliance is determined through roadside inspection & in-office audits by your base state.
UCR fees are based on the total number of vehicles operated by a carrier. Trailers are not counted as vehicles. The number of commercial motor vehicles for purposes of determining carrier UCR fees is the number of self-propelled commercial motor vehicles the carrier reported in the most recent Form MCS-150 filed with the FMCSA.
Interstate motor carriers must update their MCS-150 record
every two years by filing a biennial report with USDOT.
Entities not required to register under the UCR program include: USDOT registrants (usually owner-operators that do not have interstate authority) under the PRISM program; Purely intrastate carriers, that is, those that do not engage in interstate transportation across state lines or otherwise operate in interstate commerce.
In the event you opt to participate in the automatic UCR SafeRenew renewal program, you understand and agree that UCRAuthority.com will file your UCR as your appointed agent until you cancel; you may cancel the upcoming renewal on or before September 30 by writing to support@UCRAuthority.com. If you are still in our SafeRenew database as of October 1st, you will be charged for the renewal. If you enrolled in SafeRenew starting the 2022 UCR year, you will be credited $25 on your 2023 UCR filing. You will not be able to cancel until the following year (before September 30). If you submit an order directing us to automatically renew you as your agent, your credit card will be automatically charged with notice on or after October 1st in accordance with the "Restore Online Shoppers' Confidence Act'' ("ROSCA"). You agree you are giving your "express informed consent" by selecting yes from the drop down box and clicking the green check out button. You are then placing your original UCR order and the automatic renewal order at the same time and are expressing your desire to order the original UCR and the renewal UCRs when you affirmatively click the green check out button. You further agree you are duly informed in accordance with ROSCA. Alternatively, you may choose to order a UCR filing for one year by choosing "No, thank you" from the SafeRenew drop down box menu.
Once you submit your order there are NO REFUNDS or CANCELLATIONS, unless a fee change requires we issue you a credit for overpayment. Credits for any overpayment expire one year from the date of issuance. In the event you opt to participate in the automatic UCR SafeRenew renewal program, you understand that you may cancel the upcoming annual renewal on or before September 30 (i.e. you may cancel 2023 registration by emailing us on or before September 30, 2022) by writing to support@UCRauthority.com. Any carrier still in our SafeRenew database as of October 1st, will be charged for the renewal and cannot cancel until the following year.
NOTICE: UCR IS NOT PRO-RATED. SO, EVEN IF YOU HAVE RECENTLY SUBMITTED YOUR 2021 UCR,
2022 UCR IS NOW DUE AS OF OCTOBER 1, 2021.