carriers, motor private carriers, freight forwarders, leasing companies and brokers based in the United States, Canada, Mexico,
or any other country that operate in interstate or international commerce in the United States must register annually under
the Unified Carrier Registration UCR program. For the for-hire carriers, Unified Carrier Registration UCR replaced the Single
State Registration System SSRS program. The UCR program is similar to SSRS in that UCR is a Base-State system, under which
a carrier pays Unified Carrier Registration UCR fees to all participating states.
The Following 41 States Currently Participate:
Alaska, Alabama, 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, Wisconsin, West Virginia
not required to register under the Unified Carrier Registration UCR program include:
1. USDOT registrants (usually owner-operators
that do not have interstate authority) under the PRISM program.
2. Purely intrastate carriers, that is, those that do not transport interstate freight
or cross state lines.*
fees are based on the total number of vehicles operated by a carrier.
Note: effective April 28, 2010, the Unified Carrier Registration UCR Board of Directors
has changed the state Unified Carrier Registration UCR fee schedule that was in effect for 2007, 2008 & 2009. Trailers
are no longer counted as vehicles. The number of commercial motor vehicles for purposes of determining carrier Unified Carrier
Registration UCR fees is the number of self-propelled commercial motor vehicles the carrier reported in the most recent Form
MCS-150 filed with the FMCSA.