Wednesday, October 24, 2012

2013 UCR Renewal Period Now Open

2013 Unified Carrier Registration is open and the deadline to register is December 31, 2012.  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. The revenues generated will be used for enforcement of motor carrier safety programs.

Who is Subject to UCR?  
All motor carriers (for-hire, private and exempt) – as well as brokers, freight forwarders, and leasing companies operating in interstate or international commerce are subject to the new UCR.   Entities based in Canada and Mexico that are involved in interstate or international commerce in the United States are also subject to UCR.

The 2013 UCR fees remain the same, with no increase.  Strict enforcement begins January 1, 2013 and states are implementing UCR audit procedures that in some states can be in excess of $1000 for your first offense.  You are required to maintain three years proof of UCR registration, so you will want to make sure you are registered from 2010 until now.  You are able to register for previous years.

As a premier processing agency, Truck Services of North America can get or renew your UCR for you.  TSNA takes the paperwork out of your way. For more details contact us at or call 803.386.0320.

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