Unified Carrier Registration (UCR) Program

IMPORTANT NOTICE FOR ALL INTERSTATE MOTOR CARRIERS, FREIGHT FORWARDERS, BROKERS AND LEASING COMPANIES

What is UCR?
The Unified Carrier Registration (UCR) Plan and Agreement are part of a Federally-mandated, state-administered program that went into effect September 10, 2007. Under this program, States collect fees from motor carriers, motor private carriers, freight forwarders, brokers and leasing companies, based on the number of qualifying commercial motor vehicles (CMVs) in their fleets.

Who is subject to the UCR Agreement?
If you operate a tractor, truck, or bus in interstate or international commerce, the registration requirements of the Unified Carrier Registration Agreement (UCR) apply to your business.

This requirement also includes companies operating as brokers, freight forwarders, or leasing companies that are not combined with a motor carrier entity and make arrangements for the transportation of cargo and goods in interstate or international commerce.

Motor carriers operating only as private motor carriers of passengers are not required to register and pay fees under UCR.

Commercial Motor Vehicle: A “commercial motor vehicle” is a self-propelled vehicle used on the highways in commerce principally to transport passengers or cargo, if the vehicle:

  • (a) has a gross vehicle weight rating or gross vehicle weight of at least 10,001 pounds, whichever is greater;
  • (b) is designed to transport 10 or more passengers, (including the driver); or
  • (c) is used in transporting hazardous materials in a quantity requiring placarding.

What are the UCR Fees?

FEES UNDER THE UNIFIED CARRIER REGISTRATION PLAN
AND AGREEMENT FOR REGISTRATION YEAR 2018

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Number of CMVs owned or operated by exempt or non-exempt motor carrier, motor private carrier, or freight forwarder

Fee per entity for exempt or non-exempt motor private carrier, or freight forwarder

B1

0-2

$69

B2

3-5

$206

B3

6-20

$410

B4

21-100

$1,431

B5

101-1,000

$6,820

B6

1,001 and above

$66,597

Online registration is available at www.ucr.gov. Use of a website other than www.ucr.gov to file UCR may incur charges above and beyond the UCR fees.

How to register online and access instructions:

  • Visit www.ucr.gov
  • Select “Begin UCR Registration"
  • Provide US DOT number and last four digites of Tax Identification number to access your account informaiton
  • Follow the quick and easy prompts to complete registration
  • Select one of the convenient payment options: Visa, MasterCard or E-Check.                                 

If you have further quesations, email us at sducr@state.sd.us.

 

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