FMCSA looking to reduce Unified Carrier Registration fees again for 2019
Back in January, 2018, we wrote that the UCR fees will climb slightly for 2018. But now, in a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking to be published in the Federal Register on Aug. 21, FMCSA proposes to lower fees for the 2019 registration year (with collection beginning on or around Oct. 1, 2018) by approximately 18% below the 2017 fee level.
They are doing this in order to ensure that fee revenues do not exceed the statutory maximum, and to account for the excess funds held in the depository. Registration fees were reduced for the 2018 registration year for the same reason.
In the upcoming registration year, carriers will pay:
- 0-2 commercial vehicles: $63 (dropped 14% since Jan 2018)
- 3-5 commercial vehicles: $187
- 6-20 trucks: $372
- 21-100 commercial vehicles: $1,299
- 101-1,000 commercial vehicles: $6,190
Proposed fees for 2020 are currently planned to increase slightly from 2019, however, still below 2017 fee levels.
The UCR Plan board requested that the adjusted fees be adopted by Aug. 31 to enable states and the UCR Plan board to reflect the new fees when collections for 2019 registrations begin.