UCR enforcement pushed back until July 1
April 7, 2020
•Land Line Staff
Enforcement regarding payment of Unified Carrier Registration fees has been delayed until July 1.
According to the UCR website, the UCR board requested that enforcement be delayed because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
“State enforcement of UCR registration requirements commonly begins Jan. 1,” the website stated. “But since the opening of the 2020 registration period was delayed by several months due to a delay in the approval of fees, and with the more recent crisis brought on by the widespread outbreak of COVID-19, UCR is requesting that states delay enforcement until July 1.”
A delay until June 1 was previously reported.
The fees for the UCR 2020 registration year were finalized on Feb. 13.
Once the fees are published in the Federal Register, the collection period begins. According to the FMCSA’s final rule, the fees will be reduced by 14.45% below the 2018 registration fee level to ensure that fee revenues collected do not exceed the statutory maximum.
Registration is open and can be completed here.
Since 2016, motor carriers paying into the UCR program have overpaid the revenue due to the 41 participating states. The UCR board recommended reductions starting in 2018. The fees were again reduced in 2019.
The 2020 UCR fees:
|1,001 and above||$56,977|
“Beginning in the 2020 registration year, the fees will be reduced by 14.45% below the 2018 registration fee level to ensure that fee revenues do not exceed the statutory maximum and to account for the excess funds held in the depository,” the final rule stated. “The fees beginning with the 2021 registration year will remain at the same level as the fees for the 2020, unless there is a future adjustment.”