Are You Ready for UCR Registration Season?
The end of the year is approaching, and that means the annual Unified Carrier Registration (UCR) period will open soon. At that time, all motor carriers who will operate in 2023 will need to purchase an updated UCR registration. Registration officially opens this Saturday, October 1, 2022.
Didn’t I Purchase a UCR Last Year?
Because it is an annual registration, motor carriers are required to purchase a UCR each year. Although the registration process was plagued by delays for a few years, registration seems to be back on track for 2023. If you operate as an interstate motor carrier and are operating next year, you’ll need to purchase a UCR.
Can I Purchase a Multi-Year UCR?
No, UCRs are issued on an annual basis for the upcoming year only – something that often gets confusing for drivers with other multi-year registrations (such as hazmat). As of now, there are no plans to issue multi-year UCRs to carriers.
What if I Didn’t Purchase a UCR Last Year?
If you were operating in 2022 and didn’t have a UCR, you’ll need to pay those registration fees, as well. If you order your UCR through Foley, you can purchase both a 2022 and 2023 UCR during the checkout process.
What Happens if I Don’t Update my UCR?
Anyone caught operating without a valid UCR will be subject to fines as high as $2,000 depending on the state where you live. Some enforcement officials will also detain your vehicle if you’re caught driving over state lines.
How Much Does it Cost?
The cost of your 2023 UCR will depend on how many trucks your business operates, with the lowest fees charged to carriers with 1-2 trucks.
For a full breakdown of fees, please view the chart at the bottom of this page.
Here at Foley, we’ll keep you updated with all the latest UCR registration news – including when and how to register. If you have any questions, please feel free to give us a call at (800) 253-5506.
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