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Unified Carrier Registration
The SSRS (Single State Registration System) program that used to require carriers to register in each and every state they wanted to run in happily ended on January 1, 2007 and was been replaced by the UCR (Unified Carrier Registration) program so one registration takes care of all the states that require it. This new program applies to all interstate motor carriers, motor private carriers, freight forwarders, brokers and leasing companies

The UCR Program requires all individuals and companies that operate commercial motor vehicles in interstate or international commerce to register their business under the UCR program and pay an annual fee based on the size of their fleet.

Companies operating solely as brokers, freight forwarders or leasing companies are required to register and pay a fee applicable for one truck. 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.

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:
has a gross vehicle weight rating or gross vehicle weight of at least 10,001 pounds or more, whichever is greater
is designed to transport 11 or more passengers (including the driver)
is used in transporting hazardous materials in a quantity requiring placarding
IMPORTANT NOTE: You are not required to carry a credential in the vehicle but it is a good idea to carry in the vehicle a copy of the receipt that was issued when fees were paid.

It is also important to know that you must update this registration yearly!
Let us help you with your UCR Registration.
Don't find out the hard way when you get stopped for an inspection and you wind up with an expensive ticket that you should have paid the UCR fee.

We can take care of it today for you. Simply call us at 239-985-9341 and provide us with some basic information and we will handle it for you. The cost is $130, assuming you only have one or two trucks, and this includes our fee and the registration fee. If you are currently stopped at a scale because you didn't pay the registration fee for the current year we will handle the registration immediately so you will be released to go with a very minimum delay. (The registration fee goes up in steps depending on the number of trucks you have.)



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