Unified Carrier Registration
What is Unified Carrier Registration?
The Unified Carrier Registration is a base-state system, under which a commercial vehicle registrant pays fees through its base state on behalf of all the participating states. The Unified Carrier Registration, or UCR, is the program that has taken the place of the Single State Registration (SSR) and Interstate Exempt System (IEX).
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Who Must File Under UCR?
UCR requires the following types of commercial carriers to file:
- For-hire motor carriers transporting property in interstate commerce, and commercial motor vehicles that have a gross vehicle weight rating, or gross vehicle weight, of at least 10,001 pounds, whichever is greater;
- For-hire motor carriers transporting passengers in interstate commerce in commercial motor vehicles designed or used to transport more than eight passengers (including the driver);
- For-hire motor carriers transporting hazardous materials in interstate commerce and transported in a quantity requiring placarding;
- Motor private carriers transporting property in commercial motor vehicles that have a gross vehicle weight rating or gross vehicle weight of at least 10,001 pounds which is greater;
- Freight forwarders; or
- Leasing companies.
How to Register for UCR
To register for UCR you must first update your MCS-150 (or Motor Carrier Identification Report) to reflect your Department of Transportation information.
Once the MCS-150 has been updated, you can file the UCR one of two ways: