UCR stands for “Unified Carrier Registration,” which is not an FMCSA program. It refers to an agreement among the states set up by Congress governing the collection and distribution of registration information and UCR fees paid to states by motor carriers, private motor carriers, brokers, freight forwarders, and leasing companies pursuant to 49 U.S.C. Section 14504a.

Unified Carrier Registration (“UCR”) is a mandatory registration program that applies to all private and for-hire motor carriers of passengers and property that operate in interstate commerce. UCR registers your DOT for interstate commerce. It is done annually.

Unified Carrier Registration (“UCR”) is a base-state system, under which a commercial vehicle registrant pays fees through its base state on behalf of all the participating states. Unified Carrier Registration (“UCR”), a program that has taken the place of the Single State Registration (“SSR”) and Interstate Exempt System (“IEX”).

It is important to remember the UCR also applies to all property brokers, freight forwarders and leasing companies. You may register through Sky Transport Solutions for UCR by simply calling 1(800) 498-9820.  Note: Past-year compliance is being determined through audits and roadside inspections based on MCS-150 data as per the UCR Board of Directors.

UCR is a Federally run system mandatory for commercial vehicle operators that carry products from state to state. Businesses involved in international travel also use this system. A trucking company must file with the UCR every year, and the filing runs from October 1st to December 31st.

Notice for trucks and trucking companies operating within the state of Georgia.
Georgia has a separate filing requirement for trucks and trucking companies operating solely within the state. To register, call us at 1(800) 498-9820.


For for-hire motor carriers transporting property or passengers and motor private carriers transporting property, the UCR fees are based only on the total number of commercial motor vehicles operated. The UCR fees for brokers, freight forwarders (those, that is, that do not operate motor vehicles – the UCR fees of those that do are based on fleet size), and leasing companies are levied at the smallest fee category. UCR fees depend not at all on the extent of a carrier’s operations, only on the fact that it is engaged to some extent in interstate commerce. A carrier may, for example, have operations in just a few States, none of which participate in the UCR Agreement. Its UCR fees will be the same as a carrier that operates the same number of commercial motor vehicles but whose operations extend to all participating States. Neither will it matter under the UCR Agreement, which State is acting as a carrier’s Base State – the level of UCR fees for a fleet of a given size will stay the same


The Following 41 States Currently Participate  in UCR:

Alaska, Alabama, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, Washington, Wisconsin, West Virginia

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