Monday, November 26, 2012

Who Is Not Subject To UCR (Unified Carrier Registration)

UCR is the Unified Carrier Registration that requires  any interstate carriers, freight forwarders, leasing companies and brokers based in the United States, Canada, and Mexico to register and submit an annual filing. Those registered under the UCR agreement are also subject to annual fees based on the total number of commercial vehicles operated by the company.

Truck Services of North America receives many inquiries about who is subject to UCR fees and who is not.  Below is who is NOT subject to UCR fees: 
  1. Entities that receive USDOT numbers under the PRISM program as UCR “registrants” but have no interstate operating authority
  • NOTE: FMCSA eliminated Registrant-Only USDOT Numbers in October 2012.  If you had a Registrant-Only USDOT Number, it may now be inactive.
  1. Purely intrastate carriers that do not handle interstate freight or make interstate movements, unless the State has elected to apply the provisions of the UCR Agreement to such intrastate carriers, and they are listed as  intrastate in MCMIS
  2. Motor private carriers transporting only passengers
  3. Companies that operate fire trucks and other emergency vehicles as part of their business
  4. Intrastate only transporter of hazardous materials (regulated by USDOT)
  5. A motor carrier or motor private carrier operating solely in Hawaii is not subject to the UCR.  However, brokers, freight forwarders, and leasing companies are subject to the UCR.
  6. Commercial motor vehicles operated by a federal, state, city, or county governmental agency or an Indian tribe (a sovereign nation)
  7. PODS (portable on demand storage) that are specially designed containers to store household goods
For more information go to or contact TSNA.  As a premier processing agency, Truck Services of North America can assist you in obtaining your UCR.  TSNA takes the paperwork out of your way. For more details contact us at or call 803.386.0320.

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