Friday, June 13, 2014

2014 Unified Carrier Registration (UCR)

What is UCR?
The Unified Carrier Registration (UCR) Plan and Agreement are part of a Federally-mandated, State-administered program where states collect an annual fee 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 filing is required by December 31st of each year. 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.

If your state does not participate in UCR, you must register using another state as your base state.

You are required to maintain 3 years proof of UCR registration, so if you operated in 2012 or 2013, you will want to make sure you registered for those years.

2012 & 2013 UCR are PAST DUE!
States are implementing UCR audit procedures that in some states can be in excess of $1000 for your first offense.

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