Unified Carrier Registration start date delayed

The Unified Carrier Registration (UCR) Board of Directors is delaying the start of the 2019 registration until further notice.

  • The reason for the delay is to allow Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) time to complete its rulemaking process on fee levels for 2019.
  • Once the rulemaking is published, the UCR Board will issue a recommended enforcement date three (3) months from the start of the registration period.  The proposed fees for 2019 currently under review are based on a recommendation that was submitted by UCR to the FMCSA to reduce fees for carriers at all levels by 4.5% in 2019. This follows a 9.1% reduction this year. 
  • Carriers will be notified when the 2019 UCR registration form and online registration is available at www.ucr.gov.   Please note that this is a new site!!!  See below….
  • For those with an South Dakota IFTA license, 2019 IFTA renewals will be processed as received effective immediately without UCR.  

UCR Launches New National Registration System -   WWW.UCR.GOV

  • The Unified Carrier Registration Plan (UCR) is announcing the launch of its new national registration system at www.ucr.gov.  Please save to your favorite’s for future use.    The old site of www.ucr.in.gov will redirect all users to the new site.  The portal is now available to carriers and permit agents for the remaining 2018 UCR registrations.  The online portal is an upgrade for commercial motor carriers and other businesses required to register and submit annual fees by the 2005 UCR Act.   You will need the DOT # and the last 4 digits of the carriers FEIN to access the system and process the application.    The system is very easy to navigate. 
  • For support or questions regarding the new registration system, please call 1-833-UCR-PLAN or send an email to helpdesk@ucr.gov
  • Any other questions regarding your South Dakota UCR, please contact SDUCR@state.sd.us

Who is subject to UCR?

  • As a general rule, all transportation operations involved in interstate commerce that are required to register with FMCSA and obtain a U.S. DOT number – whether or not they have actually registered and received a DOT number – are subject to UCR. Entities that have a DOT number are therefore presumed to be subject to UCR requirements.
  • Categories of Operation Subject to UCR  -  The following categories of operation are subject to the fees and other rules imposed under the UCR program, provided they operate in interstate commerce in the United States:
  • Motor carriers of property, both for-hire and private, whether or not they are considered exempt carriers for purposes of federal regulation;
  • For-hire passenger motor carriers;
  • Freight forwarders;
  • Brokers; and
  • Leasing companies that lease vehicles without drivers to interstate motor carriers or freight forwarders.
  • This encompasses carriers, freight forwarders, brokers, and leasing companies operating interstate in the U.S., no matter where they are based, whether in a participating or nonparticipating state, in a territory of the United States, or in a foreign country.
For more information please visit the UCR website at  https://plan.ucr.gov/ .  The details listed in this section are from the UCR Handbook found in the guidance document section.


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