UCR registration period begins Oct. 1

September 23, 2020

Land Line Staff


The time to register for the 2021 Unified Carrier Registration Plan is almost here.

UCR’s 2021 registration period begins 8 a.m. Eastern time on Thursday, Oct. 1. The enforcement date is set to begin Jan. 1.

“It’s an annual permit that most motor carriers are obligated to pay if you have an active DOT number regardless if you are using that DOT number or not, and it is marked interstate,” said Tamara Young of OOIDA’s Permits and Licensing Department.

The fees will remain the same as they were for 2020.

The 2021 UCR fees:

Fleet size Fee
0-2 $59
3-5 $176
6-20 351
21-100 $1,224
101-1,000 $5,835
1,001 and above $56,977


“It’s better to file for the UCR now instead of waiting until the last minute,” Young said. “If you wait until the last minute, you could possibly forget, then find out you still need to pay it on the side of the road.”

The 2019 registration year – except for state audit purposes – is set to end at 5 p.m. Eastern on Wednesday, Sept. 30.

Truckers may feel like they just finished dealing with UCR for 2020.

UCR enforcement typically begins Jan. 1 each year, but it was pushed back in 2020 because of a delay in the approval of fees. Then, the COVID-19 pandemic pushed it back even further, causing enforcement to begin July 1.

Those with questions regarding how to file the UCR are encouraged to contact OOIDA’s Permits and Licensing Department. LL