Unified Carrier Registration for 2023 Is Now Open!
We’re tired of trucking companies getting taken advantage of by predator companies claiming that their UCR registration is due. With the help of Motor Carrier HQ, we’ll help you file your UCR only if you need to and when it’s actually due.
If you have any questions about how the UCR affects your trucking company, give our coaches a call. We’re always here to answer any questions you have about keeping your trucking company compliant.
What Is the UCR?
The Unified Carrier Registration (UCR) can be another necessary part of starting your own trucking company. It’s an agreement among a number of states in the US used to support motor carrier safety. UCR filings are often collected for the next year starting October 1st.
The UCR is not mandated by the FMCSA, but if you’re operating in one of the states that is part of this agreement, you can expect to pay the fee, regardless of what your base state is. We can help you stay up-to-date on current UCR regulations.
Who Needs to File for the UCR?
If your trucking company is hauling interstate in a truck that has a gross vehicle weight (GVW) or gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) over 10,001 pounds, transports 10 or more passengers, or hauls hazardous materials that requires placarding, you are required to file under the UCR.
All trucking companies hauling interstate are still subject to the UCR, even if their base state is not part of the agreement.
Becoming a Freight Broker? File Under the UCR
Freight brokers are not exempt under the UCR. In fact, if they help find loads for truckers in interstate commerce, they are still required to file. We can help with that, too. Just submit 0-2 trucks in your fleet on our online system and we’ll help you take care of it.
Leave It to Motor Carrier HQ
If you have your trucks and your operating authority and you don’t want to worry about the paperwork, leave it to us. We’ll get in touch with you to make sure your UCR is filed correctly and that your company is compliant.
If you are planning on registering under the UCR, make sure you have your operating authority . We can take it from there to make sure your trucking company is compliant, with help for the new entrant safety audit and drug and alcohol regulations.