Unified Carrier Registration (UCR) Service

Most interstate carriers are required to register and pay fees annually under the Unified Carrier Registration Agreement before operating. This is done by filing a UCR application with the state your company is based in. If your company is based in a non-UCR state, you’ll need to file with a neighboring state.


Our team can seamlessly handle your initial UCR registration and also have your annual UCR renewals submitted on time!


UCR Registration Fees

All interstate, for-hire property and passenger carriers, and exempt motor carriers operating CMVs must register annually and pay a UCR fee based on the number of commerical motor vehicles they operate in interstate commerce.  The fee is payable to the carrier's base state. 


Number of CMVs 2020 State Fees
0 - 2 $59
3 - 5 $176
6 - 20 $351
21 - 100 $1,224
101 - 1,000 $5,835
1,001 and above


*Chart represents proposed revised state fees, does not include J. J. Keller fees.


Unified Carrier Registration filing deadline 7/1/2020
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Frequently Asked Questions

It applies to interstate for-hire property and passenger carriers; exempt for-hire carriers; private property carriers; and interstate freight forwarders, brokers and leasing companies.

After a long delay, the 2020 UCR filing period has opened. Carriers have until July 1 to complete their filings. 

Annual fees are based on the number of commercial motor vehicles a fleet operates in interstate commerce. This fee is payable to the carrier's base state.

Our team can help make sure you have an accurate count of vehicles so you don’t overpay or underpay.



Participating states include:

  • Alabama
  • Alaska
  • Arkansas
  • California
  • Colorado
  • Connecticut
  • Delaware
  • Georgia
  • Idaho
  • Illinois
  • Indiana
  • Iowa
  • Kansas
  • Kentucky
  • Louisiana
  • Maine
  • Massachusetts
  • Michigan
  • Minnesota
  • Mississippi
  • Missouri
  • Montana
  • Nebraska
  • New Hampshire
  • New Mexico
  • New York
  • North Carolina
  • North Dakota
  • Ohio
  • Oklahoma
  • Pennsylvania
  • Rhode Island
  • South Carolina
  • South Dakota
  • Tennessee
  • Texas
  • Utah
  • Virginia
  • Washington
  • West Virginia
  • Wisconsin

If you’re operating in a non-UCR state, we’ll help you determine the best state for your company to file with.

As a UCR registrant, you’re required to preserve the UCR records upon which your annual applications and renewals are based for two years from the due date or filing date, whichever is later, plus any time period included as a result of state decisions or inquiries. Records may be kept on paper, computerized or a condensed record storage system.