UCR-Registration

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  • FMCSA UCR | UCR Registration Levels
  • UCR meaning is Unified Carrier Registration program
  • UCR is annual registration must be renewed before December 31

UCR: Unified Carrier Registration

Is your organization in need of UCR registration? If so, you've come to the right spot. Moving Authority will help you register your UCR information ASAP. We will do so with more speed and accuracy than our competitors. This way, your organization can remain in good standing with the government. Plus, it can avoid expensive fines and penalties. Our UCR registration process is simple and painless. It ensures that all clients receive the filing help that they need.

What Is a UCR Registration?

UCR is an abbreviation of Unified Carrier Registration. It refers to the government program that’s been in effect for well over a decade. The UCR is a system that’s mandated by the US federal government. It ensures that all operators of commercial vehicles registered with the government. This applies to commercial vehicles that take part in interstate/international travel. The annual UCR registration date is December 31 every year. This is when commercial carriers should renew the registration of their vehicles. October 1 is when carriers can begin registering for the upcoming year.

How Do I Pay My UCR Registration?

  1. The most convenient method is to pay for your UCR registration online. You can do so through the official Unified Carrier Registration website. Here are the online payment methods that the federal government accepts.

    1. A debit card.
    2. A Visa, Discover, or MasterCard.
    3. An e-Check. These are the three UCR accepted payment methods.
    This applies to the UCR National Registration System.

How Much Is the UCR Fee?

The exact fee for Unified Carrier Registration varies year by year. Let’s use 2019 UCR fees as an example. Carriers with one or two trucks paid $68. Carriers with three to five trucks paid $204. Carriers with six to twenty trucks paid $407. Let’s now go over the UCR fees for fleets. Fleets with twenty-one to one hundred trucks paid $1,420. Fleets with one-hundred-one to one thousand trucks paid $6,766.

Fleets with more than one thousand trucks paid $66,072. Sure, paying these fees is never fun. But it’s the only way to ensure the financial safety of your company. Otherwise, without registering, you could get fined into nonexistence. Keep in mind that carriers must pay fees every year. But the cost of a fee might differ the following year.

The Background of the Unified Carrier Registration

The modern UCR registration system became active in 2005. That was the year when the US Congress passed a new law. That law established an official UCR safety program. (UCR stands for Unified Carrier Registration.) It replaced the SSRS system. (SSRS stands for Single State Registration System.) The SSRS was like the UCR system because they are both base-state systems. This concept is very important for carriers.

It means that each carrier pays UCR fees through its base-state. That payment is on behalf of all states that take part in operations. Please contact Moving Authority right now if you need information about participating states. Some states have different rules and regulations than other states. Speaking of regulations, let Moving Authority know if you need a list of regulations. We can send out a list of regulations for every state. Motor carrier regulations can sometimes vary. And our firm has a complete list of all regulations.

How Does UCR Registration Affect Transportation Companies?

UCR registration is important for many different people and companies involved in transportation. UCR’s process affects those who operate commercial motor vehicles. The operators work in interstate commerce. That’s why they must maintain a valid license. But these are not the only people affected by UCR policies. People and companies that arrange transportation of goods and cargo must also register. They should use their official business name within any UCR registration framework. Plus, they must pay a UCR license fee on an annual basis. The size of the fee relates to the size of a business’s fleet of vehicles. Paying the fee helps ensure the financial safety of carriers.

UCR Registration Is for Most Commercial Motor Vehicles

Before doing UCR registration, pay attention to the following information. It’s important that everyone in your office understands a key concept. It is that you should know how the US government defines Commercial Motor Vehicles. They’re considered self-propelled/towed vehicles that move across highways. (They must do so while applying safety precautions.)

Commerce must take place that relates to the transportation of cargo or passengers. The vehicles should have a GVW or GVWR of at least 10,001 pounds. (GVW stands for gross vehicle weight. GVWR stands for gross vehicle weight rating.) Or, the vehicle should transport at least ten people, including the driver. 

Commercial Motor Vehicles are also those that transport hazardous materials. They must do so while applying professional safety measures. The materials should have a quantity that requires placarding. Intrastate passenger carriers must also register with the UCR program. If your vehicles meet any of the above criteria, then you should need UCR registration. And Moving Authority is ready to take care of the registration process on your behalf. In fact, we are only a phone call away from getting the process started.

Background on the Unified Carrier Registration (UCR) Act

  1. Starting January 1, 2007, the Unified Carrier Registration (UCR) Act went into effect. It’s now required that carrier businesses take part in the UCR program. So, who in the US government makes this request? It is by an overview of the FMCSA. The office of the UCR Act has a clear demand. It is that motor carriers operating in interstate commerce register with the program. They must pay an office fee each time that they register with the FMCSA. The FMCSA states that this applies to the following six types of motor carriers.

    1. For-hire motor carriers.
    2. Private motor carriers.
    3. Exempt motor carriers.
    4. Leasing companies.
    5. Freight forwarders.
    6. Brokers. 


UCR fees are what fund FMCSA motor carrier enforcement programs and resources. They also help take care of funding FMCSA motor care safety programs and resources. The UCR Act doesn’t apply to businesses that do not have wholly intrastate operations. The size of the FMCSA UCR fees depends on two factors. 1. The size of a motor carrier’s fleet for transportation of goods. 2. The type of transportation business that the motor carrier provides.

Let Us Know if You Have Questions About the Unified Carrier Registration Act

Do you want to learn more about the Unified Carrier Registration Act? And do you need UCR resources or any type of document? If so, Moving Authority can email you an analysis document.
(We can even mail it to your home.) The document covers all regulations and resources for every state. Let us know if you’d like us to include a sample UCR GOV application. Viewing an application helps carriers know what to expect. This is an example of the resources our organization provides carriers. 

Our mission is to pass on UCR information to ensure you stay in full compliance. You can even let us know the year and vehicle information of your fleet. Our experts can then assess relevant transportation policies. We’ll double-check to make sure those transportation policies apply to your state. Many clients rave that an overview of the Unified Carrier Registration Act helps. In fact, reading a UCR overview can benefit all carriers across the United States. We've helped them find ways to increase revenues.

But at the same time, we provide motor safety precautions that benefit drivers. Our analysis of GOV information has a reputation for protecting carriers. The mission of our firm is to help you stay in full compliance. This way, you can boost your revenue while ensuring the safety of drivers.

Contact Us Today With Any Questions About UCR Registration

Do not despair if you're confused about the UCR registration or application process. Sometimes it’s difficult to infer whether a company's mandated to register. But that’s where Moving Authority comes into play. Our experts can check to make sure that you do or do not need to get registered. And if it turns out you need UCR registration, we’re ready to get to work. 

The Moving Authority team will make sure your registration process is efficient. But that's not good enough. We will also make sure that your registration information is accurate. This way, you can get your vehicles back on the road ASAP. Plus, we can help you stay on top of paying your annual fees based on fleet size. Our team looks forward to serving as your go-to resource for all your UCR-related needs. And if you have any other questions related to interstate commerce, do not hesitate to contact us.

Customer Reviews

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Jonathan Hale

01/12/2021

Finally, a company that knows what they are talking about. I was so stressed about the ucr portal because I couldn't understand it. Within 15 mins my ucr portal was taken care of and applied to our usdot account. I'm glad we found you. Thank you again. Always trucking

Jennifer

12/02/2020

Moving Authroty has saved my life yet again. A+++++. Thanks so much for the quick assistance.

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