UCR Registration Finally Now Open
The long-awaited rulemaking by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) setting fees for the Unified Carrier Registration program for 2018. The rule is effective upon publication, so UCR registration for 2018 is finally open!
The Indiana Department of Revenue, which operates the national UCR on-line registration system, and several other states that maintain their own UCR systems should be ready now to accept 2018 registrations.
The new UCR fees for 2018 represent about a 9 percent decrease in the level of fees that have been in place from 2010 through 2017. Fees will climb slightly for 2019, but will still be 4.6 percent lower than 2017’s fees.
All carriers operating in interstate trucking are required to register and pay an annual registration fee each year. Brokers, private carriers and freight forwarders are also required to register and pay.
Here are the fees for the next two years, compared to the 2017 fees:
State enforcement of the UCR registration requirements commonly begins January 1. Since the 2018 registration has had to be delayed several months, however, the UCR board has requested states not to enforce until 90 days after the fees go into effect; that is, not until April 5, 2018.
This gives motor carriers and others subject to UCR three months to complete their 2018 UCR registrations.