September 7, 2021
Corrina Peterson, Editor - Transport
The Unified Carrier Registration (UCR) enrollment period for 2022 begins October 1, 2021. Fees remain the same as for 2021. To continue operating legally, the registration must be complete and the fee paid before January 1, 2022.
If your company is subject to UCR, you must register annually and pay the fee based on the size of your fleet. Accurate reporting is critical; over-reporting the number of vehicles may increase your annual UCR fees. However, under-reporting can also cause problems.
The UCR audit program uses International Registration Plan (IRP) records to highlight discrepancies between the number of vehicles you registered under IRP and the size of the fleet you declare for UCR. A carrier that underpays its UCR fees will be treated as if it’s not registered. This status appears on the public portion of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s (FMCSA) website and can lead to enforcement actions.
Remember to cross-check the numbers you report to these programs, making sure they reflect an accurate count of your operations.