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Don’t Rely on Third-Party Vendors for Your 2018 UCR Registration

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TIA has received several emails from members regarding a letter from several vendors concerning 2018 Unified Carrier Registration (UCR) payments and registration. Most of these vendors are not associated with the UCR. You should register directly with the State of Indiana, who administers the program. The annual cost for a 3PL/broker is $69.

The Single State Registration System officially ended on January 1, 2007 and it was replaced by the Unified Carrier Registration Agreement (UCR). The UCR was established in the Highway Reauthorization Bill enacted on August 10, 2005 (SAFETEA-LU, P.L. 109-59).

UCR requires all motor carriers (including private, for-hire, and exempt carriers), as well as brokers, freight forwarders, and leasing companies to register with the U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) annually. In addition, a broker is required to pay a $69 registration fee.

Currently, 41 states are participating in the UCR; however, you must register even if you are not domiciled in one of those participating base states. A base state will be assigned to you. States are starting to ramp up enforcement of collecting unpaid UCR fees, so register today by visiting the Unified Carrier Registration System’s webpage.

If you need assistance registering with the UCR, please contact Chris Burroughs at burroughs@tianet.org or 703-299-5705.


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