Motor carriers, motor private carriers, 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. For the for-hire carriers, UCR replaced the Single State Registration System (SSRS) program. SSRS was not renewed for 2007. The UCR program is similar to SSRS in that UCR is a Base-State system, under which a carrier pays UCR fees through its Base State on behalf of all participating states.
The Unified Carrier Registration (UCR) Program is a Federally-mandated, annual state-administered registration program that replaced Single State Registration.
Entities not required to register under the UCR program include:
1. USDOT registrants (usually owner-operators that do not have interstate authority) under the PRISM program.
2. Purely intrastate carriers, that is, those that do not transport interstate freight or cross state lines.
UCR fees are based on the total number of vehicles operated by a carrier. Note: effective April 28, 2010, the UCR Board of Directors has changed the state UCR fee schedule that was in effect for 2007, 2008 & 2009. Trailers are no longer 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. Carriers must update their MCS-150 record at least every two years. You can call us to update your record.
Our account managers maintain the highest level of contact with all of the various authority agencies, which ensures our ability to process authority and permit applications with the greatest speed and accuracy to ensure compliance and operational status