In a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking published in the Federal Register today, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) proposes to lower Unified Carrier Registration fees for the 2019 registration year by nearly 18% below the 2017 level “to ensure that fee revenues do not exceed the statutory maximum, and to account for the excess funds held in the depository.”
Collection of the UCR fees will commence on or around Oct. 1, 2018.
Motor carriers with one or two commercial motor vehicles will pay $63 for 2019 registration and carriers operating three to five commercial motor vehicles will pay $187 for 2019 — $40 less than 2017’s fees.
The agency has proposed to return the fees back to 2018 levels in 2020.
Regulations require UCR fee adjustments when annual revenues exceed $112 million, the maximum allowed. Proposed fees for the 2020 registration year would be reduced by approximately 9.5 percent Created by the Unified Carrier Registration Act of 2005 (UCR Act – 49 United States Code (USC) section 14504a), it replaces the former system for registering and collecting fees from the operators of vehicles engaged in interstate travel – the Single State Registration System (SSRS).from the 2017 level.
Created by the Unified Carrier Registration Act of 2005, UCR fees replaced the Single State Registration System (SSRS). UCR applies not only to for-hire motor carriers (as was the case under SSRS) but rather to all operators of Commercial Motor Vehicles. Fees are used by state enforcement agencies for commercial motor vehicle safety.