DMV: Unified Carrier Registration (UCR) Program

Unified Carrier Registration (UCR) Program

IMPORTANT NOTICE FOR ALL INTERSTATE MOTOR CARRIERS FREIGHT FORWARDERS, BROKERS AND LEASING COMPANIES

If you operate a truck or bus in interstate or international commerce, or if you make the arrangements for the transportation of cargo and goods, the registration requirements of the Unified Carrier Registration Agreement (UCR) applies to your business

The Unified Carrier Registration Agreement (UCR) requires individuals and companies that operate commercial motor vehicles in interstate or international commerce to register their business with their home state and pay an annual fee based on the size of their fleet. Companies operating solely as brokers, freight forwarders or leasing companies are also required to register and pay a fee of $76. Companies providing both motor carrier services as well as broker, freight forwarder or leasing services are required to pay the fee level set at the motor carrier level. Motor private carriers of passengers only are not required to register and pay fees under the UCR. The revenues generated will be used for enforcement of motor carrier safety programs.

For purposes of determining fees, a “commercial motor vehicle” is defined as a self-propelled or towed vehicle used on the highways in commerce principally to transport passengers or cargo, if the vehicle:

(a) has a GVWR or GVW of 10,001 pounds or more;
(b) is designed to transport 11 or more passengers (including the driver); or
(c) is used in transporting hazardous materials in a quantity requiring placarding.   

THE FEE BRACKETS FOR MOTOR CARRIERS ARE AS FOLLOWS: 

Fleet size

Fee Per Company

To

From

Amount

0

2

$76

3

5

$227

6

20

$452

21

100

$1,576

101

1,000

$7,511

1,001

or more

$73,346

      

Example:  A motor carrier operating 4 tractors, and 9 straight trucks has a fleet size of 13 commercial motor vehicles and pays $452.

You must register in the national UCR on-line system hosted by the Indiana Department of Revenue. Go to www.ucr.in.gov and follow the step by step instructions. Payments may be made on-line using MasterCard, Visa or e-Check.  

For further information, please see frequently asked questions on the Unified Carrier Registration Program.





Content Last Modified on 11/26/2013 3:08:02 PM